Posted: May 15, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has launched its new Trinity processor family boasting “twice the performance per watt” of its earlier Llano chips. Like Intel’s rival Ivy Bridge release, the update includes up to four CPU (central processing unit) cores and a single GPU (graphics processing unit). AMD claims its product offers gamers a superior experience. The first computers using the chips go on sale in June, with the US launch of a Hewlett Packard “Sleekbook”. AMD’s focus on low power requirements reflects manufacturers’ desire to offer thinner laptops and slimmer all-in-one desktop models. Trinity can be set to run off as low as 17 watts, half the minimum amount possible using Llano. The move should also allow traditional-sized laptops to run off their batteries for longer. The firm says systems could last up to 12 hours, although the figure cannot be verified until models utilising the chips are released. (via BBC News – AMD unveils Trinity chipsets to challenge Ivy Bridge)

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