Advanced Micro Devices will soon release the desktop range of Trinity accelerated processing units and central processors (CPUs), but that doesn't mean that the time between now and then has to go to waste.
The way we see it, AMD knows this very well, and while it won't hold any world-shaking events, it does have one little thing planned.
We are, of course, talking about the AMD Austin Fan Day, a gathering that only a limited number of people (500) will be allowed to attend.
It is set to take place in Austin, Texas, at AMD's Lone Star Campus, on October 6, from 1 to 6 PM.
The IT player will have computers equipped with the Trinity series of accelerated processing units (APUs) ready for visitors to play on. Sapphire, Gigabyte, XFX and others will contribute.
Game developers like Bethesda, Square Enix and EA will hold panels and demos of their own as well. IGN will host a LAN tournament even.
Registrations can be made here
, but haste is needed if the reservation is to be made before the spots are filled.
For our part, we think that this is a nice follow-up to the launch of the microprocessors. For those who've forgotten, or just haven't heard about it, the A-Series desktop chips will debut on October 1
the prices to be of $69.99 / 53-69 Euro to $165.99 / 127-165 Euro, provided the first report
about their tags isn't correct instead.
For those who want a short description of the A-Series APUs, they are mid- to high-end processors with Integrated Radeon HD 7000 graphics, yet they are priced at the same level as low-end Intel CPUs.
On a related note, the Trinity architecture will extend to the Athlon and Sempron
lines as well. These versions will lack integrated GPUs but are otherwise decent, as recent reports
have mostly confirmed.