- 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