AMD shows off 17W Trinity APU

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 11 2012 @ 21:13 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
HotHardware visited AMD at CES 2012 and received a demonstration of a system with a 17W Trinity APU:
First up we have a video showing an upcoming Trinity APU in action. We don’t want to give away the “ah ha” moment in the video, but what’s interesting—along with the actual demo—is that AMD already has Trinity up and running, and running well as you’ll see. Particulars like clock speeds and the GPU configuration weren’t disclosed, but we can tell you that the Trinity APU in the notebook used during the demo was a 17w variant, and as AMD has already disclosed, the Trinity APU sports quad Piledriver cores, an update to Bulldozer that should offer better performance though not only architectural enhancements but frequency increases as well.
Behind closed doors, the site also got to see "Lightning Bolt", a new docking station for mobile devices. For around $40 you'll be able to get a hub that connects a single DisplayPort 1.2 cable to a mobile device, enabling you to charge the system, connect up to four external displays and multiple USB 3.0 devices.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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