|Aug 7, 2012, 08:27 AM||#1||
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Trinity Goes Pro - AMD A-series APU with Piledriver cores, VLIW4 graphics & unlocked
AMD are launching their first professional APU, the A300 series. These APU's use the new Trinity design featuring second generation Bulldozer architecture cores, known as Piledriver, and VLIW4 graphics architecture as seen in the Northern Islands Cayman GPU's.
AMD launched the AMD FirePro™ A300 Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for entry-level and mainstream desktop workstations. Featuring AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology, the new AMD FirePro A300 Series APUs are designed for users who demand a high-performance computing platform to power their computer-aided design, and media and entertainment (M&E) workflows. The new AMD FirePro A300 Series APUs combine industry-certified performance and reliability for professional applications with world-class 24-hour customer support, delivering highly-tuned performance and robust feature support across a range of professional applications and tools.
Pricing has not been announced but you can expect the A300 Series of APU's to split the difference of the price of the competitive Intel Xeon part, and the price of that Xeon part with additional graphics board needed to match ther APU's graphics performance.
The unlocked top-end SKU should allow for some interesting bespoke systems, where system builders can fine tune the performance levels they offer for their customers needs.
AMD Press Release
|Aug 9, 2012, 08:34 PM||#2|
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Very interesting move, testing the waters maybe? Paving the way for future inroads of the APU in the professional graphics market or is this more for APU programming professional market?
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