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Advanced Micro Devices' way towards Fusion of central processing units and graphics processing units has been long, but it seems to be about paying off as the company announces an ultra-low power accelerated processing unit with as low as 17.5W power consumption amid high level of performance to arrive in 2012.

"We plan to introduce a version of Trinity that will consume less than 50% the power of today's lowest power, 35W Llano APU, bringing performance computing to the ultra-thin notebooks," said Thomas Seifert, interim chief exec of AMD, during the discussion of financial results of the company with financial analysts.

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Edited by Ecstacy - 7/26/11 at 10:29pm
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Title is kind of misleading. It's Trinity for notebooks and it's only one version of the Trinity line-up. Not that this isn't a good thing but the title implies the entire range of Trinity products will have 50% lower TDP.
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Originally Posted by Usario;14361211 
Decent GPU for light gaming and decent CPU for... umm... whatever a mainstream user might do with a quad-core.
EDIT: I was sort of wondering about this, too. What applications out there utilize four cores, but are not games or benchmarks? So far, photo/video editing suites are all I can think of. 3D modeling would be better served with a discrete card.
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Originally Posted by Usario;14361211 
The pure fail in this post made me laugh.

If this thing is really 50% faster than Llano, this is the ULTIMATE mainstream chip. Decent GPU for light gaming and decent CPU for... umm... whatever a mainstream user might do with a quad-core. And if the TDP is 17.5 watts, that means this will fit into MacBook Air-like ultraportables.

Please tell me how 50% lower TDP = 50% faster.
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Originally Posted by Iceman23;14361251 
Please tell me how 50% lower TDP = 50% faster.

Nowhere did I say that. AMD has said that Trinity will be 50% faster than Llano.
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Title is kind of misleading. It's Trinity for notebooks and it's only one version of the Trinity line-up. Not that this isn't a good thing but the title implies the entire range of Trinity products will have 50% lower TDP.
True, I'll fix that. Thanks for the head's up. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Usario;14361211 
The pure fail in this post made me laugh.

If this thing is really 50% faster than Llano, this is the ULTIMATE mainstream chip. Decent GPU for light gaming and decent CPU for... umm... whatever a mainstream user might do with a quad-core. And if the TDP is 17.5 watts, that means this will fit into MacBook Air-like ultraportables.
Never said anything about being 50% faster, but seeing as it's based off the upcoming Bulldozer architecture we'll likely see performance gains. This isn't an AMD vs Intel thread, I'm just stating that Trinity is expected to have a 50% lower TDP in some of their mobile CPU's.
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It makes a lot of sense. This is price/performance desirable to most of the consumer market.
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Originally Posted by Ecstacy;14361303 
Never said anything about being 50% faster, but seeing as it's based off the upcoming Bulldozer architecture we'll likely see performance gains. This isn't an AMD vs Intel thread, I'm just stating that Trinity is expected to have a 50% lower TDP in some of their mobile CPU's.

I thought it was a relatively well-known fact that AMD claims Trinity will be 50% faster than Llano. And, hey, with Piledriver CPU and Southern Islands GPU... it's easily possible.
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The currect Llano performance isn't as good as Sandybridge but the graphics performance exceeds it. Also Llano is based off of Bulldozer so we don't know how the performance is. Llano and Trinity are budget APU's, keep that in mind, and don't bring your fanboy-ism here.

Llano CPU portion of APU is based off of PHII, Trinity's CPU part is BD based.
    
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I thought it was a relatively well-known fact that AMD claims Trinity will be 50% faster than Llano. And, hey, with Piledriver CPU and Southern Islands GPU... it's easily possible.
I doubt AMD will be able to make Trinity 50% faster as well as have a 50% lower TDP. The 50% lower TDP is probably for low-power desktop/mobile Trinity processors that perform around the same or a little better than Llano. But that's just speculation, we won't know till we get some benchmarks.
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