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AMD has been showcasing laptops based on its upcoming Trinity processor at CES this week. The company is hoping to bring thin and light Ultrabook-style machines—though AMD calls them "ultrathins," to avoid Intel's trademarks—to market for as little as $500. This would substantially undercut Intel-powered Ultrabooks, which currently start at $800. Intel hopes to reduce the Ultrabook entry price to $700 by the end of the year.

Each Trinity chip will contain a CPU and a GPU. The CPU will be a second generation Bulldozer core, codenamed Piledriver. The GPU portion will be based on AMD's Southern Islands architecture, which made its debut late in 2011 with the launch of the Radeon HD 7970.

There will be two lines of Trinity chips; low power 17 W ones for ultrathins, and higher power 35 W ones for standard laptops. The ultrathin-oriented chips will have about the same performance as AMD's current Llano A-series chips, but with half the power draw. The high-power chips will have a 25 percent faster CPU and a 50 percent faster GPU.

AMD did not say when the chips would be released, but the company intends to disclose more about its release strategy at its financial analyst meeting in February.

This is the whole article I copied so no need to go to source but its here anyway for the mods.

AMD Ultrathins Starting At $500 Source

Ive been hearing such great things about these Trinity's, I'm probably going to get myself one when they come out.

Trinity APU:
  • 2nd Gen Bulldozer Cores (PileDriver)
  • Radeon 7000 Series Graphics
  • Supports RAM speeds up to 2133Mhz
  • Supports up to 6 monitor Eyefinity
  • Supports PCIe 3.0
  • Low as 17Watt TDP
  • Fusion technology with app acceleration.
  • Turbo Core Tech. 3.0
  • Up to 3.8Ghz base Core clocks
  • Up to 4.1Ghz Turbo clock
  • Up to 30% increase in CPU performance than Llano
  • Over 50% increase in GPU peformance over Llano

Sound like a damn good APU to me and for an ultrabook being $500 bucks its kind of hard to pass up. May just sell my desktop and build a trinity system from the ground up. Ill wait till once Trinity, IvyBridge, and PileDriver come out before I decide though and see which one will work for me best.
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post #2 of 38
Good god you make a lot of threads.
    
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I like where this is going
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Will buy now. Take my money! (Someone insert the meme)
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When will Trinity come out for desktop CPU's?
post #6 of 38
Take my money right now. TAKE IT!

I'm only a 5 minute drive from the AMD office in Sunnyvale, might just go over there tomorrow and hand them my wallet and credit card pin number.
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Good god you make a lot of threads.

To add to that, OP makes a lot of threads about the same exact news item, with a different source. Obnoxious. Reporting for the repost.. http://www.overclock.net/t/1198699/time-amd-s-answer-to-ultrabooks-make-em-cheap
 
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Hmm... I wonder if Trinity will come to netbook-sized laptops (8"-12"). Perhaps with an optical drive?
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post #9 of 38
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To add to that, OP makes a lot of threads about the same exact news item, with a different source. Obnoxious. Reporting for the repost.. http://www.overclock.net/t/1198699/time-amd-s-answer-to-ultrabooks-make-em-cheap

Its good to see I got some fans.

I didnt post that link you dolt... I post all kind of news and if you dont like it why do you come in.

I think someone has a crush on me and is just trying to justify it. Its okay, you can come out now... dont be shy.
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Its good to see I got some fans.
I didnt post that link you dolt... I post all kind of news and if you dont like it why do you come in.
I think someone has a crush on me and is just trying to justify it. Its okay, you can come out now... dont be shy.

You're right, this isn't a repost.
 
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