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post #11 of 38
If it can deliver gpu performance equal to or better than my 5770, then AMD will surely have my money.
    
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post #12 of 38
Since I'm already here though, AMD's ultrabooks will match a desktop 5570 at best. They'll have 400 SPs. Clocked lower than a desktop GPU. Current laptop GPU that matches a 5770: AMD 6870M, overclocked.
 
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post #13 of 38
Seems like this might be the time for me to get a notebook.
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Originally Posted by Black Cerberus View Post

If it can deliver gpu performance equal to or better than my 5770, then AMD will surely have my money.

I used to have 5770 too and the igpu on the higher end trinity will definitely blow it away. I am currently selling my sig rig and Im definitely thinking about going with a trinity desktop with hybrid CF.

The reason Bulldozer architecture works so well with APU's rather than just a CPU is because AMD's ideas are based on that the GPU should do the FPU work. With the APU the unloads most of the FPU work on to the GPU (fusion) to make it that much faster. Why Bulldozer architecture has very strong integer cores and weak FPU. Now that some of trinity gpu's have gcn architecture which does much better gpu compute these will perform even better and on top of that the optimized bulldozer rather than unoptimized..

I cant wait to see the benchmarks of the trinity compared to IvyBridge. I definitely think AMD is going to give Intel a run for their money when it comes to the overall performance of APU's.

Good times ahead... Better competition = Better products and prices for us.
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post #15 of 38
I can afford 500 bucks for this kind of laptop biggrin.gif
post #16 of 38
damn it

i just bought a AMD Llano laptop for $470 mad.gif

i just couldn't wait
    
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I sold my laptop and picked up a CR-48 for $150 to tide me over until Ivybridge ultrabooks and Trinity ultrathins are on the market for me to chose between. biggrin.gif
    
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post #18 of 38
4.1ghz turbo speed on a laptop with a 3.8ghz base clock..... 7000M GPU, 2133MHZ Memory speed support....practically perfect if it performs like it should biggrin.gif
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post #19 of 38
This is actually a laptop I would consider over intel. Intel CPUs are far and away superior, but AMD has good pricing and these APU units are great bang for bucks. I want to see an ultra thin notebook with a high resolution screen, 8+ hours battery life and enough juice to run sc2 on low. Do that for under 600 dollars from a good company like Asus or Toshiba? Then this guy is sold thumb.gif.
post #20 of 38

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

 

Where do you get the info about the clock speeds!?

 

3.8Ghz base core clocks and 4.1Ghz turbo core clock.... on a laptop. That's, for one, absolutely darned amazing because there is no laptop CPU that can even run that fast while maintaining a 20W TDP (since certainly the CPU portion of this APU should not take up a huge majority of the power consumption figure, the GPU & CPU should be near-even).

 

Considering the following: the CPU portion a modification of the "Bulldozer" architecture, which provided increased power efficiency over K10 (though not this much) but with the tradeoff of a decrease in IPC/instructions per clock (although reclaimed with better clock speed abilities).

 

Sudddenly, here we have the Piledriver architecture in a Trinity APU.  If whatever numbers being put out here are true, that means that the CPU portion, with its 2 modules/4 integer cores at up to 3.8Ghz base clock, would be 200Mhz faster than the FX-4100 at 1/5th the power draw and with ~30%? better performance over Llano APUs and Phenom II processors and even better over AMD FX CPUs!!  To top it off, if I'm not mistaken this is still on 32nm process.

 

Same 2 cores/4 threads as the Bulldozer "FX 4100".  1/5th the power consumption.  Performance-per-clock is increased.  The CPU in addition would clock much higher.

 

This can't be true.  But if it is, that means the desktop 2 module/4 int cores version might just be quite fantastic!  Moreso the variants with up to 8-10 integer cores.  And think of what happens when AMD decides to move to 22nm process....


Edited by xd_1771 - 1/16/12 at 6:38pm
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