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7650D2 -> 7550D + HD7730 or HD7770

384 + 768 => 7950D2 but it is 7650D2 once it releases

The CPU scores are pretty explainable no improvement in the SIMD Units nor is the 3dMark 11 Physics exploting SSE4.1/SSE4.2/AVX/FMA for AMD CPUs as it is OpenCL Bullet Physics compiled on the ICC 12.1 XE Compiler
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OBR has faked and has ADMITTED to faking his results before. I wouldnt trust this one, it not only seems fishy, it lools fishy too.
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Originally Posted by Dmac73 View Post

Everyone with a brain has kind of expected this kind of expected Stars > Piledriver , clock for clock.... 10% improvement from BD still puts Trinitys CPU cores behind Stars by quite a bit. There's really no point in NOT believing this, but to each his own.

You serious? Not official until its official. Just gonna build it up for a let down if we believe everything we read, just because there is "no point NOT believing" something... rolleyes.gif
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Guess everyone except Kasp1js missed that they're actually using an HD 7950 with the Trinity CPU :|
Wanna see the actual GPU performance of that thing, since imo that's the interesting part about APUs.

Dude, 7950 doesn't score 4.5k in 3Dmark11, are you kidding me.
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3DMark is good and all, but what about single or double threaded performance? See, Llano has 4 full cores, but a quad core trinity chip has 2 "modules". I have a llano A8, and PCMark scores don't mean squat because few games can actually spread the entire load across 4 cores.

Also, what about power consumption?

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Originally Posted by Dispersion View Post

Guess everyone except Kasp1js missed that they're actually using an HD 7950 with the Trinity CPU :|
Wanna see the actual GPU performance of that thing, since imo that's the interesting part about APUs.

This.

OP, you should put this on your original post.
Edited by brucethemoose - 1/23/12 at 2:52pm
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OBR has faked and has ADMITTED to faking his results before. I wouldnt trust this one, it not only seems fishy, it lools fishy too.

Nail in the coffin.
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3DMark is good and all, but what about single or double threaded performance? See, Llano has 4 full cores, but a quad core trinity chip has 2 "modules". I have a llano A8, and PCMark scores don't mean squat because few games can actually spread the entire load across 4 cores.

Modules don't effect performance in optimal scenarios which are very slim unless it is an Intel based application in most cases Windows 7 SP2/ Windows 8 will neglect that "module" non-issue for you
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Also, what about power consumption?

If the Clock Rate is the same 50% to 33% Less Consumption than Llano
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Dude, 7950 doesn't score 4.5k in 3Dmark11, are you kidding me.

Check the screenshot again... tongue.gif
And well, with a lower end CPU, it might get that kinda score.
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Modules don't effect performance in optimal scenarios which are very slim unless it is an Intel based application in most cases Windows 7 SP2/ Windows 8 will neglect that "module" non-issue for you

Clock for clock in single threaded apps, 1 "module" should be faster than 2 Stars cores. That means 2 faster threads. Or that's what I'm hoping for. Going from llano to Trinity would be like going from a Phenom II X4 to an i3-2130.
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If the Clock Rate is the same 50% to 33% Less Consumption than Llano

That's fantastic, if true. These will be monster mobile gaming chips.
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It's already been proven that you don't need a phenomenal CPU to manage a SINGLE powerful GPU. Look at most of the Phenom II builds. You can hold one at 4GHz and manage a GTX 580 without a problem.
     
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