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Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in Hardware News |

First preview of AMD A-Series APU second generation “Trinity”

As had been rumored, the A-Series second generation desktop socket FM2 , trade name AMD A-5000 Series, will be released next week , but even missing a few days to be available and we the first mini-reviews (preview) officers.

The AMD APU A-5000 Series for Socket fm2 are based on a of x86 microarchitecture Piledriver and VLIW4 graphics architecture, the AMD GPUs used in the Radeon HD 6900 Series, but with up to 384 shader processors, codenamed Devastator, also borrows the unit video encoding hardware accelerated VCE (Video Codec Engine) present in the AMD Radeon HD 7000 GPU Series.

These new APUs use the new socket FM2 and will be compatible with at least three generations of APUs: Trinity, Kaveri and perhaps future APUs based Excavator micro-architecture, codenamed still unknown.

Socket FM1 (left) vs Socket FM2 (right).

Thanks to be based on a modular architecture, the AMD APU A-5000 Series will be available in two versions (four processing units + two units of whole Flex-FP) and a (two integer processing units + a Flex-FP ) active module. Without further ado here the models will be available next week:

The launch of these new APU will be accompanied by new AMD FCH chipset A85X, but also exist for socket FM2 motherboards based on chipsets A75 and A55, although according to AMD, the chipset is A85X which provides the highest performance.

Then some of the previews published on the website, with the AMD APU A-5000 Series as protagonists:

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