Originally Posted by Usario
It competes very well with the i3, and I don't see how that's propaganda.Trintiy doesn't support HSA anyway though.
Trinity is an APU architecture. It is designed to allow the CPU and integrated GPU work together seamlessly. Although you must have programs to take advantage of the GPU-end of things, it still stands to reason that in the future, AMD's APUs, both current models and future iterations, could give intel some trouble. The GPUs that each Trinity APU packs is no slouch, and considering how little power they consume compared to a lot of discrete graphics cards, it really does stand to reason that AMD has a sleeping giant with Trinity once OpenCL is fully integrated into the consumer applications world.
Think of it this way. In an ideal world of APU's, the CPU cores become scheduler units for the GPU cores, and the GPU cores tear through information at a blistering pace while consuming less overall power. When coded correctly, this could yield a performance increase of 2x to 3x what is currently possible on a CPU alone. The floating point calculation horsepower is simply immense in the Radeon GPU cores onboard Trinity APUs. We just need something coded to take advantage of that instance.
Intel has a huge edge on CPU power compared to AMD.
AMD has a similar edge on GPU power compared to Intel.
It is only natural that each company would play to their strengths.Edited by Mad Pistol - 10/2/12 at 12:58am