Upcoming: AMD's New Trinity APUs On Linux
Phoronix: Upcoming: AMD's New Trinity APUs On Linux
This morning you may be seeing a number of performance previews on AMD's Trinity APUs for the desktop, while the full embargo covering these latest Fusion products has yet to expire. Phoronix tests of Trinity under Linux are forthcoming...
What about openbenchmarking data base? Are there any tests to read? (Well I thought that mentioning that service is part of tradition by now on Phoronix ;P )
maybe someone can clear this up for me: An APU is a mix-up between the GPU and the CPU, right? Is it still possible to use a 'real' graphiccard? And much more important: Are there going to be any new 'real' CPUs? (just talking about AMD)
Yes you can use discrete graphic card for fm2 socket motherboards. There are coming some athlons for that socket too where are disabled gpu but those are quite weak cpus anyway.
Originally Posted by Detructor
For am3+ socket piledriver should be released this year, but don't except _huge_ power improvement over bulldozer.
Kind of fishy to me that they're only allowing gaming and power consumption benchmarks. No overclocking results until next week (after the processor has launched). We know the application performance is going to suck in comparison to anything Intel.
I'd go with Intel
AMD got better integrated graphics than Intel.
Still I would go with Intel because the Linux graphics device drivers are better for Intel than for AMD.
I hate that term.
Originally Posted by psycho_driver
The vast majority of applications will have no discernible performance differences between any of the new CPUs, and most of them will probably greatly benefit from better I/O than adding the best Intel CPU you can get.
The Intel CPUs are better, no doubt about it, but it only comes into contention when an app that actually utilises the CPU such as photoshop, compression tools, video processing applications and of course gaming with a discrete GPU, assuming none of the above can be offloaded to the AMD GPU.
Nothing wrong buying Intel (I have one), but for your gran, the APU will probably be the best buy assuming its the cheapest system you can build.
They might skip Piledriver and head straight to Steamroller, that's what the latest rumors are saying.
Keep up the good work Michael! I am very interested in this one!