AMD has been considered the value play while building a PC and the company does not want to change anytime soon. AMD allow us a preview the second generation AMD A-series ‘Trinity’ APU family who believe taht they will make the desktop experience more better. With second generation APU it comes with a new processor socket with an updated chipset as well. A pair of piledriver modules technically makes this quad-core APU as each module shares certain resources.
AMD’s latest Trinity are manufactured by GlobalFoundries on the 32nm SOI process which is based upon newer Piledrive x86 architecture. Same architecture that is used on high-end bulldozer processor and this technology is finally becoming available in more affordable processors. Trinity APU has roughly 1.3 billion transistors and is 246mm2.
This has improved the graphics architecture in Trinity and rather than using the VLIWS arrangements found in Liano. The AMD goes off when the VLIW4 design and AMD used VLIW5 in Radeon HD 6900 series cards. All the latest Radeon HD 7000 series cards use Graphics core next (GCN) designs and expected to see VLWIW4 which is being short lived in APU.
AMd has announced eight new APUs i which A10-5800K will be AMD’s flagship processor that is used for testing. This processor has a 3.8 GHz base clock and can lift upto 4.2 GHz for long as it has several intermediate P-states which is bouncing all over the place for power savings. AMD A10-5800 K has 4MB of L2 cache and is a ‘K’ part. It means that it is unlocked for easier overlocking. It has the AMD Radeon HD 7660D GPU with 384 cores which is running up to 800MHz.
The latest AMD desktop Processors with A10-5800 K w/AMD Radeon HD 7660D graphics. These APUs can be used on motherboards with the new FM2 processor socket. AMD had to change the pin count from Liano to Trinity, royally screws and all the early APU adopters. AMU expect this change originally and understands that it’s a bad situation. The AMD A75 chipset is really compatible with the new Trinity APU’s which will get you new AMD A75 based boards coming out alongside the new AMD A85 chipset.
Adds two more SATA III 6Gbps ports with improved overclocking features and enhanced AMD CrossfireX support. The next generation APU will work with FM2 sockets as if you buy a board for trinity then you will have an upgraded path next year.