Just a block away from the Intel Developer Forum, AMD is hosting its own press event, which, apart from the Radeon HD 7000 GPU series demo we reported about yesterday, also includes a notebook that is powered by an upcoming Trinity APU.
The system was showcased running Deux Ex right next to an Intel Sandy Bridge laptop, the AMD machine handling the game with a lot more ease than its counterpart, as you can clearly see from the video enclosed in this article.
AMD expects Trinity to be 50% more powerful that the A-Series Llano APUs that were launched in mid-June.
Much of this power comes from the inclusion of Bulldozer x86 CPU cores, which will be paired together with an updated DX11 GPU architecture.
The Bulldozer cores used in Trinity will go by the code name of Piledriver and, much like the current Llano processors, will lack any sort of Level 3 cache memory as AMD wanted to increase the die area available to the on-board GPU.
According to AMD, Piledriver based APUs will be divided into three main versions for specific price-points and markets.
Trinity will be the most powerful of these and will cover the performance segment of the APU line, which is now occupied by Llano A8 parts.
Right under Trinity will come Weatherford, which covers the upper-mainstream segment and replaces the Llano based A6-series, while the least powerful of the new Piledriver APUs will be called Richland.
This will target the lower-mainstream market segment and is meant to replace the current dual-core A4-series APUs.
AMD's Trinity accelerated processing units are scheduled to be launched in 2012, should include more than 2 billion transistors, two or four computing cores and are built using 32nm fabrication process. (via AnandTech)