AMD A10 Trinity APU first impression

By on April 4, 2012
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The CPU and GPU combo we’ve all been waiting for.

AMD’s latest entry for their Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) is going to come out soon. While both desktop and laptop variants will be out almost at the same time, we have a sneak peak at the A10 Trinity mobile APU.

The prototype laptop AMD had brought along with them had undisclosed specs, but they confirmed that it was running their top of the line A10 quad-core APU. This test unit specifically was running just the APU, there was no discrete graphics card within the laptop, ergo no CrossFire.

While they didn’t allow us to run the built-in benchmark on Dirt 3, we did get a chance to see the game running on the A10 APU with everything set on high and 2xMSAA. Check it out for yourself below.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD6GaFEpfC4&w=550]

Next up is a short demonstration of one of the new features AMD is implementing in the A10 APU. The AMD Steady Video technology is implemented at a hardware level on all Trinity based APUs, and one of the videos AMD demonstrated this image stabilization tech with was the extremely shaky Triple Tomcat Launch.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBZfuNgrvqM&w=550]

Lastly we wrap up the A10 Trinity demo with a short interview with AMD’s Stefano Chiavegati, Head of Commercial and Component Marketing for EMEA. We asked about the A10 Trinity’s launch, comparison with Ivy Bridge, CrossFire compatibility with HD 7600 series cards.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oauG9s1BSKk&w=550]

So expect the AMD A10 Trinity APUs to be out by the end of June. We’ll have more updated coverage on the new platform closer to release.


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