The Latest AMD Processor - Processor manufacturer AMD is preparing to launch a five-processor the new A-Series APU known by the code name "Trinity". The fifth model is intended for desktop computers.
According to the plan, the five new AMD processors that will be faced with an Intel Core-i Third Generation ("Ivy Bridge") is going to begin shipping to computer manufacturers in October this year, near the release schedule of Windows 8 on October 26.
Previously, AMD "Trinity" A-Series APU was first released for the mobile market. This processor combines the core CPU with graphics devices (GPU) integrated Radeon HD 7000 series to support Direct X 11.
AMD Trinity Processor
Members of the processor "Trinity" desktop, starting from the top to the budget segment, are:
*) A6-5400: dual-core, 3.6 Ghz, turbo mode until the 3.8 GHz with GPU Radeon HD 7540D.
*) A8-5500: quad-core, 3.2 GHz, turbo mode until the 3.7 GHz, with GPU Radeon HD 7560D
*) A8-5600: quad-core, 3.6 GHz, turbo mode until the 3.9 GHz, with GPU Radeon HD 7560D
*) A10-5700: quad-core, 3.4 GHz, turbo mode until the 4 Ghz, with GPU Radeon HD 7660D
*) A10-5800K: quad-core, 3.8 GHz, turbo mode until the 4.2 GHz, with GPU Radeon HD
7660DA8-5600 processor type and A10-5800 K have the TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 100 watts, while the other type has a TDP of 65 watts. That is, the new AMD processors are not only faster than the previous generation, but also cooler.
Platform motherboard used for the five new processors are using the chipset A75 and A85X Fusion Controller with socket FM2. A85X chipset supports RAID-5 and provide 6 or more SATA ports.