AMD Trinity ULV gets benchmarked
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
AMD as was reported about a month ago is working on its own version of the Ultrabook, but obviously to power this it is going to need ultra low voltage processors to combat those offerings from Intel. AMD thinks it has come up trumps with Trinity. According to initial testing AMD’s 17W A6 Trinity APU scored 2355 3D Mark Vantage points whilst Intel’s Sandy Bridge equivalent scored 1158 3D Mark Vantage points, but it doesn’t take a genius to work out that isn’t exactly a ‘Fair Test’. With Ivy Bridge expected to deliver 30% improvement over Sandy Bridge we can expect the same Ivy Bridge part to give about 1500-1700 3D Mark Vantage points. However, even taking those generational increases into consideration Trinity still takes a significant 56% lead.
AMD also claims its 25W A10 Trinity APU can deliver similar performance wins over Intel. This unit boasts 3600 3D Mark Vantage points which for an Ultrabook is a very high total indeed. Although currently there aren’t directly comparable Ivy Bridge 25W parts, AMD cites a 135% lead over Intel’s equivalent which it uses as the 17W Ivy Bridge unit mentioned earlier, so hardly a fair comparison to make. AMD doesn’t expect to win in core-per-core CPU performance but claims that its quad core processors are more than capable of competing with slightly more expensive Intel Hyper Threaded dual core processors when it comes to multi-threaded applications. Trinity should show up in Q2 this year.