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As we said in the beginning, SOI helps reducing leakage, power consumption and increases the achievable frequency. This is exactly why Trinity is able to achieve such low power consumption levels like 15W / 25W and 35W.

The Trinity APU will have working frequencies between 2 GHz and 3.8 GHz.

Other than refining the design, what else would make Trinity achieve such high clock frequencies when compared to Llano, that’s made using the same process?

The answer is in the technology AMD licensed from Cyclos Semiconductor.

Trinity is specially designed to include and use Cyclos’ “clock mesh” technology, which supposedly delivers significant power savings.

AMD Trinity Architectural Preview - Part I
AMD Trinity Architectural Preview - Part II
AMD Trinity Architectural Preview - Part III
AMD Trinity Architectural Preview - Part IV
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Cool and I really hope this part is true
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The Texas-based CPU maker claims performance improvements of over 26% when it comes to overall system performance,
then piledriver servers should be very strong
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AMD moving its APUs to a bulk process when their 28nm products hit. 

I guess that's a good thing if they want more volume. 

 

I wonder if they will do the same thing for their high performance desktop/server chips.

Probably not. 

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going to be my next laptop. 2 gpus inside a 15.6 notebook for 800 bucks that can max any game at 1024x600 is all I need. biggrin.gif
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I'm afraid the 26% in overall system performance includes the GPU part as well, which probably means very small (if any) increase in CPU power over Zambezi chips. Gotta love marketing.. rolleyes.gif
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I'm afraid the 26% in overall system performance includes the GPU part as well, which probably means very small (if any) increase in CPU power over Zambezi chips. Gotta love marketing.. rolleyes.gif

I think about a 10-15% increase in CPU performance. 

I really, really hope that doesn't take frequency into account. 

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I'm afraid the 26% in overall system performance includes the GPU part as well, which probably means very small (if any) increase in CPU power over Zambezi chips. Gotta love marketing.. rolleyes.gif

Early benchmarks are showing Llano is 3% faster then Trinity clock for clock in SuperPI. If this is true then its not looking good for Trinity in terms of CPU performance. redface.gif

SuperPI 1M
A8-3850 @ 3.8Ghz = 20.609 sec
A10-5800k @ 3.8Ghz = 23.775 sec
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Early benchmarks are showing Llano is 3% faster then Trinity clock for clock in SuperPI. If this is true then its not looking good for Trinity in terms of CPU performance. redface.gif
SuperPI 1M
A8-3850 @ 3.8Ghz = 20.609 sec
A10-5800k @ 3.8Ghz = 23.775 sec

Havent we agreed that SuperPi is an outdated benchmark using old instructionsets that AMD dont use anymore?
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Very interesting read. Good find.
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I think about a 10-15% increase in CPU performance. 
I really, really hope that doesn't take frequency into account. 

I'm hoping the same, but the lack of mentioning IPC vs IPS on top of the (up to) 31% increase in clock speed would lead one to believe that the frequency boost would be responsible for the majority of performance gain. Of course we can't be sure at this point, just a little theoretical food for thought.
On the other hand, if stock frequencies are really that much higher without increase in power consumption compared to last gen, then I would say just as well.
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Havent we agreed that SuperPi is an outdated benchmark using old instructionsets that AMD dont use anymore?

That may be so, but comparing one AMD cpu to another would still be an indicator of difference in performance. By that logic, comparing an Intel CPU to AMD would be the situation where results would be less relevant.
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