AMD Trinity and Brazos 2.0 APUs ship to OEMs, launching this quarter

| April 25, 2012

AMD has confirmed that its next-generation accelerated processing units (APUs) below the A-Series "Trinity" and E/C-Series "Brazos 2.0" lines, hold begun shipping to device manufacturers and should flinch showing up in consumer laptops and desktops this specific place. The chips represent the second breaker of Fusion products from AMD, combining not special processor execution and integrated discrete-point graphics in a single die.

The A-Series chips direct be targeted at mainstream laptops and desktops. They resolution have TDPs between 17W and 35W and feature two or four "Piledriver" cores, which are enhanced variants of the Bulldozer essential part found on FX Series processors, in the same proportion that well as an AMD Radeon HD 7000-line "Southern Islands" graphics essence with DirectX 11-class graphics verify, and other improvements such as a renovated energy-recycling tech.

Trinity will reportedly will deliver a 25% composition improvement and 50% graphics improvement across the current A-series APUs, though doubling the performance-per-watt. AMD CEO Rory Read related during an earnings call Thursday that a trace number of products based on Trinity and Brazos 2.0 are in the works.

The chips direct go against Ivy Bridge and it looks like undercutting Intel adhering price will be part of AMD's tactics, with the firm reportedly pushing Trinity APUs into ultrathin laptops starting at $500.

AMD direction also launch new C- and E-course processors, which were arguably the greatest in quantity succesful from the first round of Fusion chips, and are destined with regard to low-cost, low-power netbooks, notebooks and nettops. These decree have TDPs between 9W and 18W, two 40nm Bobcat CPU cores, a Radeon HD 7000-concatenation GPU, and a single-channel DDR3 reputation controller, as well as native USB 3.0 and SATA III through the accompanying chipset.


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