Discussion in 'AMD x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by stmok, Jun 16, 2011.
has anyone spotted one in the wild?
And the Trinity reviews have gone out:
And many more of course
Just had a brief look at Anandtech. Looks like they talk about improvements in Piledriver which should be interesting.
Can't wait to read them properly!
About what we were expecting for CPU performance but I would have expected a little better on the graphics performance. Perhaps a driver update will remedy some of the performance issues there?
well, some of those games are going to have some CPU limitation on the Trinity system,
secondly, the Reference Ivy system is a 45W TDP, which buys it a bit more headroom to boost its graphics clock..
unfortunatly there was no 35W ivy sample sent for reviews last mth, so hard to make a valid comparison with competition in the same TDP, or price point.
so graphics destroy Intel's 4000, Intel CPU decimates the AMD CPU...
Nothing new here folks!
Whats the deal with AMD's memory controller? It looks terribad in these reviews...
Looks like it needs some more CPU.
Beat me why AMD doesn't release a tri-core. It would be awesome, with noticeable benefits in games and productivity software. Its GPU is being cpu limited in some games already. Obviously the silicon is already big, they need to be on 22nm fabs.
Looks like AMD has improved power efficiency, improved performance. Fixed atleast some of the issues with Bulldozer. Bit hard to make out how piledriver will go from this.
maybe because in terms of power there is f all difference as all your talking about is disabling one set of ALU's in the module
Im not talking about disabling a set of ALU..
Im talking about adding another module. So it is able to handle 6 threads. Ala FX6000.
Which would give it 50% more CPU. So instead of being an also ran it would be competitive at the top end.
Unfortunately that won't be an option from a TDP standpoint at that market. Since PD is a stop gap until the release of steam roller next year I think AMD needed to focus more on the graphics side of things. They should give incentives to notebook manufacturers to crossfire by heavily discounting the equivalent discrete GPU for those partners that pick up trinity apu's.
According to this...
* June => Brazos 2.0 (E1-1200 and E2-1800)
* August => A-series (Trinity) desktop version release.
* 2nd generation FX series (Vishera: FX-83xx, FX-63xx, FX-43xx).
...I estimate Socket FM2 mobos to come around July/August time-frame.
I like to see how the top-end A10-5800K (Trinity desktop) performs, as its not restricted by power consumption requirements like the mobile version is.
trinity already available in country !!!!
That's impressive. It seems like we usually we have to wait a while before they're on our shores.
Hopefully this means AMD won't have any issues supplying enough chips!
I woudl have thought they'd at least try make a big deal about the graphics.
well, it is the very bottom end of the lineup (2c /1M, 192SP) so probably not worth making a dance about anyway..
the frequency is wrong on the JB link also, it's 2.7/3.2Ghz
with all that in mind it needs to come down in price to be attactive
Especially with deals like THIS at the moment.
I have this sitting on my desk atm. We bought it for my gf's work when it was on special last weekend for just $494. Already upgraded to a SSD and reinstall, unfortunately it's really really new, can't find generic drivers anywhere. Catalyst doesn't support trinity until next month or so and HP doesn't even have the wireless driver up for this (Atheros AR5B125)
But other than that, I'm happy with it. Installed a few games for a quick check and they do run well enough. It's good that a sub $500 laptop can do so much nowadays.
I have some Trinity notebook drivers if you need them.
Nah I'm fine, just using HP OEM drivers. I don't need the newest and greatest, just one that works.
It's just a shame that all hardware manufacturer (AMD is not the only one) should have the support network - like drivers, documentation etc. in place before pushing out a new product.
hopefully we'll have some more options at more realistic prices available by the time I get my tax back in July/Aug.
a decent value laptop capable of Civ V would be great
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