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[BSON] AMD Virgo Uncovered: Trinity Gives You Wings?

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Trinity arrives in 2012, Kaveri comes end of 2013. Both parts will utilize the same platform - "Virgo"

Interesting Slide:



Buy Trinity & FM2 now, upgrade to an Excavator based APU later. Mk.


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Awesome. Gotta love AMD, even if only for their long lasting platforms.
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Omai. This looks pretty sweet.

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FM2 has always been the next long-term platform. I think they guaranteed 3 years if I'm not mistaken.
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It's not just an update to Steamroller and Excavator APU. Both of these APUs will feature HSA, a standard that will push AMD beyond any existing competition.

 

In other words, Socket FM2 is the most future proof desktop socket... ever.

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I can see myself switching back to AMD by the end of this year if they keep this up. smile.gif
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Wait, Kaveri at the END of 2013? What...
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Wait, Kaveri at the END of 2013? What...

And?
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post #9 of 59
Excavator looks like it's shaping up to be one hell of a Hail Mary. Full HSA integration and, at long last, node parity with Intel and Broadwell.
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interesting... AMD appears to be spending more effort at aiming (APUs) at budget enthusiasts with promises of great performance and a product offering parity to Intels offerings. The thing is there was widespread confusion over the longevity of the AM3 platform (which motherboard vendors ended up supporting Bulldozer on) then there was the widespread annoyance over Bulldozer`s missed performance goals.

The Trinity launch (and product) looks to be fairly promising (and exicitement building) I can`t help but wonder if AMD is trying to smoothe over (possible) Piledriver dissapointment. For budget gamers (read: most of the people I`m friends with) AMDs APUs are the way to go, especially with the seemingly stellar GPU performance of Trinity.

So will overclocking and platform longevity be enough to win the hearts and minds of the enthusiast community?
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