We already know quite a lot about AMD's upcoming second-generation "Trinity" accelerated processing units (APUs), but one mystery was pricing. Online retailer BLT has released its prices to go with the specs.
While these prices are not official, they are in line with existing rumors. The prices are also line up well with what I've been hearing through unofficial AMD channels.
Systems built around APUs with a lower TDP will benefit from requiring less cooling, not only making them cheaper to build but also quieter to run.
All of the APUs feature an AMD Radeon HD 7000-series graphics core which offers DirectX 11 graphics support and an improved video playback engine.
On paper, these APUs seem to have an advantage over Intel's Ivy Bridge parts in that the HD 7000 series GPU is superior to the GPU found in equivalent Ivy Bridge processors. We will however have to wait for independent benchmark testing of hardware to confirm these observations.