AMD seems to have a lot of confidence in the performance of its upcoming Trinity APUs as reportedly the company has increased the projected speed expectations for these chips when compared to previous Llano parts.
According to the chip makers own internal tests, a 35W Trinity notebook APU is expected to provide 25% better computing performance compared to a similar Llano APU, while on the graphics side Trinity may extend that lead to 50%.
The sad news however is despite the increased in performance, AMD’s Trinity chips won’t see the light of day until mid-2012.
"We are indeed on track with Trinity for mid-2012," said Chris Hook, and AMD spokesman to Xbit Labs, without going into any more details.
Previously, the company’s reps have said that AMD will launch in early 2012, even though no specific dates were given.
“One of the first products we launch will be Trinity. And we have not released an official launch date yet but it will happen early in the year,” said Thomas Seifert, senior vice president and chief financial officer of AMD at the end of October 2011.
According to some documents seen by Xbit Labs, 65W Trinity desktop parts will enter mass production in March of this year, while sometime in May the 100W parts will also enter volume production.
At this year’s CES fair, AMD has already showcased a Trinity APU that is expected to power ultra-thin mobile computers.
The demo was run on a 17W Trinity processor connected to three displays at the same time, one running Dirt 3 live in DirectX 11, another showing Arcsoft’s Media Converter being used for converting a video, while the third one was playing back an HD movie.