Thursday, 22 September 2011 09:33

AMD Trinity comes in Q2 2012

Written by Fuad Abazovic
Replaces all Llano and Lynx parts
AMD’s A series of processors are based on first APU, Accelerated powering unit codenamed Llano, and the Llano dominance will only last until Q2 2012.

At this time, the plan is to replace Lynx platform powered with Llano APUs with Trinity. Llano is a mix of dual, three and quad cores, but in reality that is one and the same core just crippled to three and two cores when needed.

Trinity core replaces E2 3200 core in essential market, replaces A4 3400, A6 3600, as well as A8 3800 series of CPUs.  From this stand point Trinity should last at least until the end of 2012 and possible even a few quarters longer, until it gets replaced with new APU technology in 2013.

Trinity is a part of Virgo platform and the chipset of choice will be AMD A75 FCH with 6 SATA  6Gb/s port, Raid 0/1/10, as well as 10 USB 2.0 and 4 USB 3.0. The southbridge has six SATA 3.0 Gb/s, Raid 0/1/10, as well as 14 USB 2.0 and is naturally cheaper option.

It looks like chipset wise Lynx and Virgo platforms are compatible and there is some indication that future A series CPUs based on Trinity might even work in existing A75 and A55 boards.
Last modified on Thursday, 22 September 2011 14:52
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+8 #1 TinHat 2011-09-22 09:40
How incredibly interesting?
+7 #2 fuadzilla 2011-09-22 09:52
great! socket compatibility!! ! just need it to be confirmed...
+7 #3 nele 2011-09-22 10:30
Quoting fuadzilla:
great! socket compatibility!! ! just need it to be confirmed...

AMD has a good track record when it comes to sockets - they don't roll out a new standard with almost every generation like Intel.

FM1 will probably be around for a few years...
+3 #4 fuadzilla 2011-09-22 10:48
i supposed so also, nele. it's just that nothing official regarding the trinity and future apu's sockets that's keeping me on toes. all that's reported is 'socket fm-x'. 'x' gives me the creeps. i have an msi fm1 board laying around waiting for a8-3800 and certainly don't wish it to be the last apu marrying it. hope amd keeps their customer-centric tradition.
+1 #5 Singularity 2011-09-22 10:50
Actually it could launch in Q1 2012 according to a recent leak.
+9 #6 GaMEChld 2011-09-22 11:31
Time to fill up the first page before Warrior gets here!

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+3 #7 GaMEChld 2011-09-22 11:39
Warrior aka Dan is a furious furious fanboy with multiple logins! HAHAHAHAHAHA
+4 #8 GaMEChld 2011-09-22 11:40
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+4 #9 GaMEChld 2011-09-22 11:42
Warrior aka Dan is slowwwww in the brain regions! The front page is running out of room! Will his furious furious fanboism be shoved to page TWO?!
+4 #10 GaMEChld 2011-09-22 11:46
And this makes 10 posts, the last of page 1!

Warrior aka Dan says hello to page number two! The furious furious fanboy is banished to the nether regions! LOSERRRRRRR!

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