The A10-4600M is going to be AMD's main player on the notebook chip market, as soon as the Trinity series of accelerated processing units makes its debut.
We now know what the specifications of the APU are, but that's not all that the folks at Nordic Hardware got their hands on.
Advanced Micro Devices' infographic (information graphic, visual representation of relevant data) provided some graphics performance comparisons as well.
We'll get the specs out of the way first, so that people can put things in perspective afterwards.
The A10-4600M Trinity APU has four x86-64 cores (two Piledriver architecture modules).
The frequency of each is 2.30 GHz, but the TurboCore dynamic overclockinng technology can raise it to 3.0 GHz.
Meanwhile, graphics prowess is provided by the Radeon HD 7660G GPU (frequency of 685 MHz) with 384 VLIW4 stream processors.
In addition, the APU integrates a dual-channel DDR3-1600 MHz memory controller and a PCI Express 2.0 root complex.
The infographic allegedly provided by AMD doesn't really say anything about how the CPU performance compares to other chips, but the graphics capabilities are readily enough explored.
The 3DMark 11 performance preset benchmark scored 1,135, below NVIDIA's GTX 670M and 635M cards and even lower than AMD's own Radeon HD 6720G2. The score was quite a bit higher than that of the NVIDIA GT540 (991) and Intel's Ivy Bridge graphics, HD 4000 (720).
What's more, when the Dual GPU feature is running (combines the performance of the A10-4600M with a discrete GPU of the same class), the performance goes up by 75%. The score jumped to 2,083, below GTX 670M (3018), but well above everything else.
All in all, the 32nm-based accelerated processing unit did quite well. Maybe this time the Sunnyvale, California-based company will score the mobile PC design wins that Llano (the previous-generation APU line) wasn't able to gather up.