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Jul 4, 2012

HP Trinity Pavilion Systems with AMD A8-5500 and A10-5700 APUs

Traditional AMD partner, American company HP has already built systems based on the CPU designer’s latest APU architecture. HP’s Pavilion systems are not really (physically) available in Walmart and BestBuy stores, but they can be ordered online with a “ship to store” option.

The official model name is Pavilion p7-1235, and these systems are powered by AMD’s more modest Trinity version, the A8-5500. The A8-5500 runs at a default 3.2 GHz base frequency with a 3.7 GHz Turbo boost. The APU benefits from 4 MB of level 2 cache and comes with an AMD Radeon HD 7560D iGPU containing 256 shader cores. The VLIW4 shader cores inside AMD’s A8-5500 APU work at a default frequency of 760 MHz. HP is also offering a more powerful Pavilion model that has 2 extra gigabytes of RAM when compared to its more affordable brother, the HP Pavilion p7-1235.

This model is designated HP Pavilion p7-1240 and it’s built around AMD’s A10-5700 APU running at a base frequency of 3400 MHz. That’s 200 Mhz faster than the A8-5500, but the A10-5700 APU also can reach a 4000 MHz frequency if required by the computing thread. The A10 denomination tells us that the A10-5700 APU comes with a fully-enabled Trinity-class iGPU containing all the 384 VLIW4 shared cores. In this case, the iGPU is called AMD Radeon HD 7660D. Both CPUs fit under the 65 watt TDP umbrella, but obviously the ACP of the A8-5500 APU should be a little more modest when compared with the A10-5700, considering the 6% lower frequency and the 33% less VLIW4 shaders. HP’s systems are covered by a 1-year warranty.

HP Pavilion system powered by AMD Trinity APUs
Image credits to HP


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