AMD Surprises Computex Attendees with "Trinity" APU Announcement
Trinity will be AMD's first Bulldozer-based APU. AMD was short on details, but speculation is that Trinity will probably sport eight cores and be compatible with the AM3+ socket.
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The name 'Trinity' has everyone wondering if there's any significance to the designation. One theory raised by U.K.'s Thinq is that it might link processing cores to shared floating point units in triplicate for improved inter-core communication. Or it might be as simple as naming the APU after Trinity, Texas.
In any event, Rick Bergman, senior VP and GM of AMD's products groups, declared AMD's Trinity APU as "the next greatest thing" after Llano and said that it will ship in 2012.