October 2nd marks an exciting new chapter in modern processing history!
With more cores, more speed, more graphics and more upgradability, everything that was already so innovative (APU = CPU + GPU) about the first generation A-Series APUs is now that much more entertaining.
More Cores and Speed
- Up to 10 cores (4 CPU + 6 GPU)
- Up to 900MHz more per part than the competition (AMD A10-5800K APU vs. Intel Core i3 3220 Processor)
- Overclock for Even Higher Frequencies...Break the 1GHz barrier on the GPU!1
- 3X the compute of a traditional CPU2
- More FPS and 1080p gaming
- Better Looking HD Videos
Easy Upgrade Path
- Enhanced performance capabilities and platform longevity with FM2 motherboards for future upgrades
- Up to 75% boost on select graphics cards with AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics3
- AMD Memory Profile Support for automatic performance
Key Selling Points
2nd-Generation A-Series processors deliver more cores and higher frequencies, all for less than the competition.
- Top Performance for Price: Get up to 736 GFLOPs, 500MHz more frequency than Intel2
- Super-Fast Videos & File Conversions: Boot into Windows 8 in under 10 seconds4; 57% faster than the competition in Winzip 16.55; 90% quicker in Photoshop CS66
2nd-Generation A-Series processors deliver industry-leading built-in graphics performance, with vibrant, smooth 1080p video and unbelievable DirectX® 11 gaming performance.
- Better Video: Better looking videos with HD Media Accelerator featuring Steady Video on VLC
- Better Gaming Performance: AMD A10 gaming performance that outmatches Intel Core i3 plus a discrete NVidia GT 630 – all in one chip, at one low price7
- Better Fun with AMD Eyefinity Technology: Enhanced Windows 8 experience across 4 monitors
2nd-Generation A-Series processors utilize a vast ecosystem of channel solutions from AMD to provide enhanced performance capabilities and platform longevity.
- FM2 Motherboards: A common infrastructure at all price points ($40-$100)
- New Memory Choices: Get an additional 13% more FPS in StarCraft II with AMD Memory Profiles8
- Performance Boost: Get up to 75% more performance when using AMD Radeon™ Graphics cards on AMD A-Series platforms.9
What the Experts are Saying about Trinity10
“Granted the 29 percent CPU performance boost is pretty impressive, but it's that 56 percent increase in the GPU that will be of most interest to gamers. Whether you're a casual gamer who likes playing web-based games or a hardcore gamer who stands in line for every new release in the Call of Duty series, the GPU inside the new A-series APU genuinely lives up to AMD's label of ‘discrete-class graphics.’” – Jerry Jackson, Notebook Review
“AMD has a very credible chip on their hands with Trinity, and Intel should be very worried.” – Charlie Demerjian, SemiAccurate
“The final factor for AMD’s Trinity processor is price, which is where the chip shines brightest.” – Scott Nichols, TechRadar
The Bottom Line
The next generation “Trinity” A-Series APUs provide even more features for the dollars (cores, frequency, upgradeability)...even more opportunity for tweaking and overclocking...and are better than ever at performing the compute-demanding activities (entertainment, gaming) today’s customers care most about.1
FM2 Socket Transition Info Sheet
FM2 Socket Cheat Sheet
1 AMD's product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled with AMD hardware or software.
2 GFLOPs calculations developed by AMD performance labs measuring compute capacity for the AMD A10-5800K APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 7650D Graphics which is 736 GFLOPS. GFLOPs calculated using GFLOPs = CPU GFLOPs + GPU GFLOPs = CPU Core Freq. (3.8GHz) X Core Count (4) X 8 FLOPS + GPU Core Freq.(800MHz) X DirectX® 11 capable Shader Count (384) X 2 FLOPS.
3 Testing conducted by AMD performance labs using Diablo III @ 1920x1080, Maximum settings, shadows medium. Test configurations: AMD A10-5800K APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 6570 Graphics using 2x4GB DDR3-1866 with Windows® 7 64 bit scored 34 fps, while the same system with AMD Dual Graphics Mode enabled scored 60 fps.
4 Testing ADK III of Boot Performance Assessment (Fast Startup) on a AMD A10-5700 APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 7640D Graphics using 2x2GB DDR3-1866 with Windows® 8 RTM which booted in under 6 seconds.
5 Testing by AMD Performance labs measuring WinZip Compression time of 1015 Wave files w/ sub directories totaling 83.4MB.The AMD A10-5800K APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 7660D graphics using 2x4GB DDR3-1866 averaged 3.73 seconds using OpenCL. The Intel Core i3-2100 using 2x4GB DDR3-1600 memory averaged 7.14 seconds. Intel Core i3 CPU did not support OpenCL™ acceleration at time of test on May 2, 2012. Scores averaged over 3 separate runs. All systems using Windows 7 64bit and driver 8.942.
6 Testing was performed by AMD Performance labs using test scripts and a 60.2 MB .psd format source file of a 5616x3744 resolution image provided by Adobe. Average elapsed time to complete a RGB 300 Blur scripted render test was 103.43 seconds on the AMD A10 desktop APU with OpenCL acceleration on versus 625.59 seconds on the competitive Intel i5 system’s OpenCL acceleration off. Test system was a desktop with the 2012 AMD A10-5800K APU and Intel i5-3570K CPU. The Intel system did not support OpenCL™ acceleration at time of test on May 2, 2012. Times averaged over 3 separate runs. Platform configuration: AMD A10-5800K APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 7660D Graphics, 4GB(2x2GB) DDR3-1600 system memory, 1920x1080 resolution, 128GB SSD and Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Competitive platform configuration: Intel Core i5-3570K CPU (“Ivy Bridge”) with HD 4000 graphics, 4GB(4x2gb) DDR3-1333 system memory, 1920x1080 screen resolution, 128GB SSD and Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.
7 Testing conducted by AMD performance labs using different games at 1600x900 resolution. Aliens vs Predator (texturequality=low shadowquality=low ssao=off tessellation=off advancedshadows=off) scored 30.8 fps on the AMD platform and 25.7 on the Intel platform. Call of Duty: Black Ops (4xAA 16xAF texturequality=normal shadows=on bulletimpacts=on) scored 57 fps on the AMD platform and 54.9 on the Intel platform. Deus Ex (16xAF gameaa=noaa shadows=soft dof=high tess=on ssao=high) scored 27.3 fps on the AMD platform and 23.9 on the Intel platform. Dirt Showdown (quality=high) scored 39.6 fps on the AMD platform and 29.6 on the Intel platform. Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (8xAF quality=high Hi Res Textures=on) scored 31 fps on the AMD platform and 26.2 on the Intel platform. StarCraft II (graphicsquality=high texturequality=high) scored 35.6 fps on the AMD platform and 34.3 on the Intel platform. Metro 2033 (AAA 4xAF quality=high tessellation=off physx=off DepthOfField=off) scored 34 fps on the AMD platform and 30.5 fps on the Intel Platform. Left 4 dead 2 (quality=veryhigh) scored 85.4 fps on the AMD platform and 67.5 fps on the Intel Platform.
AMD A10-5800K APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 7660D Graphics using 2x4GB DDR3-1866 with Windows® 7 64 bit, Catalyst 12.8. Intel Core i3 2120 with NV GT 630 2GB Graphics card, using 2x4GB DDR3-1600,Windows® 7 64 bit, and Driver 304.48 WHQL
8 Testing conducted by AMD performance labs using an AMD A10-5800K with AMD Radeon™ HD 7660D Graphics, 2x4 GB DDR3-1866 (AMP enabled), A85X, 1TB 7200 rpm HD, Windows 7 64bit, Catalyst 12.7 which scored 28.1 fps. AMD A10-5800K with AMD Radeon™ HD 7660D Graphics, 2x4 GB DDR3-1866 (Bios default left at 1600) , A85X, 1TB 7200 rpm HD, Windows 7 64bit, Catalyst 12.7 which scored 24.8. TRD-67
9 Testing conducted by AMD performance labs using DiRT 3™@ 1280x1024, DirectX®11 under medium settings. The AMD A10-5800K APU with a AMD Radeon™ HD 6570 in AMD Dual Graphics mode scored and average of 92.62 fps while the AMD A10-5800K APU with only the AMD Radeon™ HD 6570 Graphics card enabled scored an average of 52.63. Test configuration with AMD Dual Graphics enabled and disabled: Pre-production engineering sample AMD A10-5800K APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 7660D Graphics, AMD Radeon™ HD 6570 graphics card, 2x4GB DDR3-1866, 7200rpm Hard Drive with Windows® 7 64 bit on AMD “Annapurna” reference design.
10 Press Quotes:
Notebook Review, AMD A10-4600M Review: A Closer Look at AMD’s “Trinity”
SemiAccurate, Is AMD’s Trinity much better than it appears?
Tech Radar.computing, AMD Trinity processor hopes to take on Ultrabook market