Tue, May 15, 2012
In the name of the processor, and of the RAM, and of the holy GPU…
AMD have released more information about their new 2nd generation A-Series processors today. They are codenamed ‘Trinity’, since they provide industry-leading levels of performance, entertainment and gaming.
The Trinity processors will debut in the US this June as the processor of choice for HP’s new Sleekbook. These processors will reportedly maximise battery life in ultraportable by up to 12 hours. In comparison to the previous Llano processors, AMD offer twice the performance per watt and an overall 29% increase in CPU performance and 10% power usage reduction in the core. This efficiency will also do wonders in standard notebooks and home desktops.
AMD have played to their strengths by incorporating a dedicated GPU with the Trinity processor. They are known for their Radeon graphics chips and have incorporated some developments in the chip microarchitecture industry to make Trinity processors one of the best choices for gamers. You’ll be able to witness full 1080p HD resolution for gaming and video at a rate of 30 frames per second, which will be a whopping visual experience.
AMD’s A-series will be a rival to Intel’s Ivy Bridge chip. Intel gets to spread their chips across a broader range of computers from the assembly line, making AMD more of a specialist choice, particularly when it comes to gaming. Intel has had to delay the release of the quad-core rendition of Ivy Bridge which should make it into the shops at about the same time as the Trinity.
AMD have teamed up with Adobe to optimise Trinity for the freshly released Creative Suite 6 software, in particular Adobe CS6 InDesign. They also report that this chip has been built with an awareness of the soon-to-be-released Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, so we’re assuming they are future proof.
Written by Karim Beerahee
Karim is a veteran writer at PC site, you'll be able to find him at product launches in London where he finds the latest and machines for review, published here...