Details about AMD's upcoming Trinity APUs for desktop PCs have surfaced at tech report, they feature Piledriver CPU cores, updated graphics and higher clockspeeds. The site says the first All-in-One PCs with Trinity will arrive this month. All the CPUs feature quad cores (two modules), 4MB of L2 cache, and support for DDR3 memory speeds up to 1866MHz. The chips slip into AMD's FM2 socket, which means new motherboards will be required. Overclockers will want to pay attention to the K-series models, which feature unlocked multipliers.
While the A10-5800K's 4.2GHz Boost clock is impressive, that probably won't be enough to match the CPU performance of Intel's dual-core Ivy Bridge processors. We've already seen the Core i7-3770K dominate the FX-8150, an eight-core Bulldozer part that also peaks at 4.2GHz. It seems unlikely Trinity's per-clock performance improvements will be substantial enough to close the gap.
AMD desktop platform roadmaps 2011 - 12/24/2010 12:37 PM
Here are four slides that were leaked this week by AMD Forum, they contain details about AMD's upcoming desktop CPUs, chipsets and platforms.
AMD desktop CPU schedule updated - 12/30/2008 10:52 AM
AMD plans to launch six 45nm CPUs under its Athlon line including the quad-core Athlon X4 615 and 605 and triple-core Athlon X3 420 and 410 in April next year and dual-core Athlon X2 240 and 235 in Ju...