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The Trinity APU from AMD is the latest update to the AMD APU offering. Last year it was Llano with four processor cores and a Radeon GPU on the same die, this year the Trinity offering takes that even further with the latest Piledriver architecture, improved graphics, speedier performance and plenty more.

AMD Trinity APU

Trinity has been optimised for Windows 8, launching any minute now, and has been designed to show up to a 56 percent increase un visual performance, delivery over 12 hours of resting battery life, and includes the new AMD Turbo Core 3.0 technology.

The Radeon HD 7000 series GPU is fully integrated into the Trinity-powered APU and is all about the gamer. AMD has always been about the gamer really, so this feature should come as no surprise. Paired with the Piledriver x86 cores, of which there are up to four, this means you are looking at potential performance increase of 56% compared to the previous generation.

The Piledriver x86 core is also another step up on the previous Bulldozer core (you have got to love these names) and boasts the same improvements as its predecessor plus some.  The third-generation AMD Turbo Core technology shifts the power between the CPU and the GPU  according to what you’re asking it to do, which means that the speed of your performance is noticeably faster and more efficient.

All these tweaks and pokes have resulted in AMD’s Trinity delivering longer battery life, better performance, and gaming brilliance. To see what some of the experts say or, if you’re a benchmark person, see those little dudes, just Google “Trinity review”, make a cup of tea, and lose some hours getting in with the fine print.

I’ve always had a soft spot for AMD and all my earlier machines, including Ye Olde Faithful I happen to be typing on today, have AMD architecture. It’s going to be interesting to see what the users think as AMD Trinity-based technology starts to appear and they take advantage of its impressive specifications.

What do you think? 

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