I like the articles Troll title lol. Funny stuff. They talk about how its got gains from llano (and everyone knows how much of a success llano is) yet goes on to say its barely able to keep up with mid range (for average joe) GPU at HD gaming. Since when could we use iGPU to really game in HD? Sometimes, the blind hate even from writers on sites like this make me cringe.
It won't take home any crowns, but it will be the best balanced performing platform in its price range. And these days, just having the box say Intel won't make it sell, people are now willing to go with "the other guys" to save some bank, and considerable bank at that (in some cases).
As much as we all want to see the highest level of performance keep moving up faster and faster, these companies don't need this to happen. CPU's and GPU's are almost at a point where it won't matter what you have, it will simply work (for 95% of consumers) so having the lowest cost system is where the money will be. AMD needs to catch up in process tech to minimize costs so they can take advantage of their very successful lines of APU's. Right now, things are getting better and better for AMD. (Especially if Intel hits a temp/performance wall of sorts, though they will likely find a solution to Ivy's temps for next line, they are pretty good at that).
Anyway, can't wait for a Trinity based laptop. And for people like my buddy down the street, Trinity will bring the kind of performance/price/form factor he wants to replace 3 out of 4 PC's in his house aside from his media server. Which he is very much looking forward to. Replacing 3 small desktops with desks and stuff with a tiny laptop and a compact foldable table will yield massive returns in room space. Another plus. He wanted to do it with llano, but it was barely at the level he wanted, so he waited for Trinity to allow some overhead, as he can't afford to replace them so often (though I'm jealous he can afford 3 basic systems, a gaming PC and a media server).
So yea, looking good AMD. Will Trinity be using RCM or is that for a later CPU? I gotta look into this.