Back at the start of September (2012), we picked up on some information about the AMD Trinity APU series and the prices that each processor would have. The figures were incredibly low, enough to make us doubt they were real.
If a new report
turns out to be true, those prices will, indeed, have been proven false, but that isn't really a problem.
Although the new prices are different, they aren't that much higher than the first ones. As such, AMD's Trinity continues to reign supreme in terms of price-performance ratio, in our minds.
The AMD A10-5800K accelerated processing units is the most “expensive,” at $165.99 / 127-165 Euro, which is still in the realm of Intel's low-end CPU series, despite the APU being anything close to weak. It has four cores (3.8 – 4.2 GHz), HD 7660D graphics (384 shaders, 800 MHz clock), 4 MB L2 cache and a TDP of 100W.
The A10-5700 is second, at $155.99. Also a quad-core with 4 MB L2 cache, it works at 3.4 – 4.0 GHz, has 65W TDP and the HD 7660D at 760 MHz.
AMD A8-5600K is third, with a tag of $129.99 / 100-129 Euro. A quad-core with 4 MB L2 cache, it has 3.6 – 3.9 GHz speeds, a TDP of 100W and HD 7560D graphics (256 shaders, 760MHz).
AMD A8-5500, also a 4 MB quad-core, boasts 3.2 – 3.7 GHz speeds, HD 7560D graphics chip clocked at 760MHz and 65W TDP. It will sell for $120.99 / 93-120 Euro.
The next-to-last APU is called AMD A6-5400K and has only two cores, 3.6 – 3.8 GHz clock, HD 7540D GPU (unspecified speed, 192 shaders), 4MB or 1 MB L2 cache, a TDP of 65W and a price of $89.99 / 69.19 Euro.
Finally, the A4-5300 is a 3.4 GHz for entry-level desktops, perhaps HTPCs. It has 1 MB cache, 3.4 GHz clock, 65W TDP and a price tag of $69.99 / 53-69 Euro.
will launch the Trinity line of microprocessors on October 1
. All of them will be compatible with motherboards featuring the FM2 socket