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Tuesday, 25 October 2011 09:49

Trinity to run on A75 chipset

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Some 20 percent faster than Llano


AMD has shed some light on its upcoming Virgo platform and Trinity APU, which is based on the new Piledriver core.

Trinity is said to be compatible with the A75 chipset, but it will use the new FM2 socket. However, it is still unclear whether the new socket is pin compatible with FM1 and whether Trinity APUs will be able to run on current A75 boards. There is also a good chance the new APU will be compatible with the A55 chipset, which is basically a crippled A75.

In terms of performance, the figures seem a bit underwhelming. Although Trinity is based on the all-new Bulldozer derived Piledriver core, AMD claims it will be about 20 percent faster than Llano, which is basically based on the venerable K10.5 Stars core. This comes as a bit of a disappointment, since AMD made some rather more optimistic performance projections in the past. (You wanted to buy one, right? sub.ed.)

On the bright side, graphics performance should be about 30 percent better than on the Llano. The new DirectX 11 GPU is said to feature Eyefinity, up to three displays, DisplayPort 1.2 and UVD 3 video decoding.

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+1 #1 nt300 2011-10-25 12:36
Socket FM1 has 905 pins. The newer Socket FM2 should have a lot more than Socket AM3+, more in the range of approx: 1033 pins.
 
 
0 #2 saneblane 2011-10-25 15:53
I think tsmc is that one fabbing the chip, so it should be good, 20 percent cpu improvement is good enough in that segment, and the improve graphics would be great for better game play. Amd needs all the help it can after messing up Bulldozer.
 
 
0 #3 Nubstick 2011-10-25 18:33
Quoting saneblane:
I think tsmc is that one fabbing the chip, so it should be good, 20 percent cpu improvement is good enough in that segment, and the improve graphics would be great for better game play. Amd needs all the help it can after messing up Bulldozer.


Negative, it is being fabbed on GloFo's troubled 32nm process.
 
 
+1 #4 terrace215 2011-10-25 18:47
Worse than "20% improvement".

The slide actually says "UP TO 20% improvement" with a footnote that reads:
"based on digital media workloads"

Translation: flat to worse performance on most code.

http://www.donanimhaber.com/islemci/haberleri/DH-Ozel-AMDnin-Trinity-kod-adli-2-nesil-Fusion-islemci-ailesinin-detaylari.htm
 
 
+1 #5 ezodagrom 2011-10-25 19:29
20% faster than Llano, just like how Bulldozer was 50% faster than the Phenom II X6 1100T...oh wait.
 
 
0 #6 nforce4max 2011-10-26 15:01
To a existing Llano user this is bad news and worse I doubt that it will even be competitive against the a8 3530mx.
 
 
0 #7 maroon1 2011-10-26 15:59
The slides say up to 20% faster in CPU performance and up to 30% GPU performance

UP TO usually means best case scenario. The average improvement is going be much lower than that.
 
 
0 #8 Bl0bb3r 2011-10-26 16:39
Quoting maroon1:
The slides say up to 20% faster in CPU performance and up to 30% GPU performance

UP TO usually means best case scenario. The average improvement is going be much lower than that.





Up to 19%.
 

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