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Except you're now also having to pay for the cpu to fix a gpu problem.
I bet Intel still continues to dominate the mobile market by brand recognition alone. When's the last time AMD made a commercial? It doesn't matter if you make the best product in the world if no one knows about it. Bummmmm-Bum bum bum bummmmm.

Do you have any idea just how popular AMD's APUs are? They're not some fringe component going into a tiny sub-set of some obscure notebook/netbook.

Did you know that Apple approached AMD a while ago to secure a contract for using APUs in their macbook air (and other macbook) lineups? Unfortunately AMD at the time wasn't able to commit to the volumes Apple was asking for since they were still in the process of development, so Apple chose to go with Intel for the time being.

As long as there isn't a competing component in this arena, AMD will continue to gain ground. Even Intel's HD4k graphics chipset can't compare, and that's pushing Intel's capabilities in the IGP area. Even if the "cpu" is slower, how many people look at how low of a superpi time the CPU gets vs. the ability to play video games without the need for an expensive dedicated card? Even at low-to-med. details?

Also, it's an optimal solution for a laptop manufacturer, not just for assembly but also for servicing. Whether or not it's AMD dominating this area, the APU-like modules are the way to go. AMD has a leg up since it's at the forefront of the tech. Like it or not, regardless of the fact that you're going to be working for Intel, AMD is winning this race and Intel's name recognition won't matter so long as the overall package you can offer is better (i.e., superior graphics in a single package at a lower price).
    
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would that be an AM3+ for FM series ? if AM3+ than I can skip the BD

Trinity is FM2
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Another useless troll article.
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I do like the way AMD is really gaining a foothold with these APUs.

In just the last 4 months or so, 5 of my close friends have picked up Llano Laptops (Including myself!) ranging from a low end E series, up to an A8 with dual graphics. They're very good for the price.

I remember seeing another news post a while back, that the Desktop A10 was the fastest CPU AMD had ever produced, as it was beating 8 core FX's and Thuban CPU's
Did this turn out to be true?
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The million dollar question is how Piledriver performs compared to Bulldozer. If a Piledriver module can finally outperform a dual-core Llano in all areas (compute, IPC, and power bencies), then it will be worthwhile. If Piledriver cannot perform much better than Bulldozer, which wasn't able to perform much better than K10, then not much has progressed.
    
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This. If they keep an FM2 socket for the future APUs, Then I would be able to upgrade my future Trinity laptop cpu/gpu fairly cheap 2-3 generations down the road. I LOVE it already.smile.gif
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I never thought about this possibility, but now that you've said it, it's AMAZING!!
Not only you upgrade the CPU, but also the GPU! This gives longevity to a laptop for as long as the socket gets new revisions!! eek.gif
Can't wait to pick one of these babies up!! thumb.gif

Laptop is using FS1r2 instead. FM2 is strictly for desktop only. Typically you don't see BIOS update on laptop either. Very limited processor can be used at given laptop since thermal envelop is very tight.
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The million dollar question is how Piledriver performs compared to Bulldozer. If a Piledriver module can finally outperform a dual-core Llano in all areas (compute, IPC, and power bencies), then it will be worthwhile. If Piledriver cannot perform much better than Bulldozer, which wasn't able to perform much better than K10, then not much has progressed.

From what I've seen, the mobile version of Trinity pretty much obliterates the mobile version of Llano in all areas.
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Funny story - I'm a computer service technician, and we had a Llano-based HP desktop come with video artifacting issues. GPU, right? Well, my manager's so used to replacing the motherboard when there's an IGP issue, so he ordered a new motherboard for it. Video artifacting issues were still there. Now my department knows about APUs, lol.
Anyways, I'm really interested to see not only the performance of this sucker, but what AMD did to fix Bulldozer. I'd kill for a technical, nitty-gritty breakdown like Anand does. Oh well, looks like I won't have to wait too long.

Wait, what?
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would that be an AM3+ for FM series ? if AM3+ than I can skip the BD

Trinity will be using the FM2 package, Vishera will be using AM3+ socket. Which will come later on at the end of this year.
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I'm a proud owner of a A8 Dv6, and all I can say is wow!
And Trinity will be better! this is IMHO the best laptop under 700$
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JUST GIVE ME TRINITY WINDOWS * TABLET NOWWWW
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