AMD officially announce second generation “Trinity APUs”



/ 6 years ago

It has been a long time coming but finally AMD has announced the FM2 Trinity accelerated processing units (APUs). The new generation of APUs feature upgraded CPU and GPU components compared to the first “Llano” instalment of AMD APUs.

On the CPU side AMD has opted for the revised Piledriver CPU architecture instead of the Bulldozer CPU architecture found on Llano. Trinity APUs, like Llano, will only fit up to 2 modules on the die meaning a maximum of four cores. The revision to Piledriver should see higher clock speeds, lower power consumption and around 10-15% better CPU performance out of the box.

On the GPU side AMD has updated the integrated graphics from the Evergreen GPU parts (HD 5000) to the VLIW4 Northern Islands GPU parts (HD 6000). The overall manufacturing process size remains at 32nm but the overall graphics performance should again be about 10-15% better with a similar thermal envelope. The number of GPU cores ranges from 128 on the entry model to 384 on the flagship model.

Memory support is at 1866MHz for nearly all models and there will be three unlocked Trinity APUs out of six. Only one model (the entry model) has 1600MHz support maximum. Pricing will range from $70 to $140.

Full specifications can be found below:

Source: Press Release


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