AMD’s Trinity APUs are getting closer and closer to an official launch for the white box market, but they have already been available for the big system builders for quite a while now. Today HP is launching the Compaq Pro 6305 desktop system that’s powered by the new APUs.
This is a mid- to low-end business solution with serious 3D graphics capabilities when compared with Intel’s HD4000
and if Intel’s HD2500 is the comparison term, AMD’s Trinity will certainly pleasantly surprise the buyer.
The new systems are available in both a small form factor and a microtower, so the buyer has the choice for a space-saving footprint or the extra connectivity and expandability options of a traditional desktop.
The mainboard has one PCIe x16 (Gen 2) graphics slot, two PCIe x1 (Gen 2) slots, and a single PCI 32-Bit (v2.3) expansion slot.
The Compaq Pro 6305 desktop system comes with Windows 7 pre-installed, but a Windows 8 version will be available at a later date.
It is capable of supporting up to 32GB while it has four USB 2.0 ports, a headphone output, and a microphone jack in the front.
Strangely, HP has decided that there’s no need for front facing USB 3.0
On its rear, the Compaq Pro 6305 desktop system has four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, a serial port, PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports, an RJ-45 network interface, DisplayPort and VGA ports, and the usual 3.5mm HD audio jacks.
The Compaq Pro 6305 desktop system supports AMD
A10, A8, A6, or A4 APUs and it also features AMD Turbo Core 3.0 technology.
Availability is set for October 8, 2012 while the pricing is slated at $539 (413 EUR).