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AMD Trinity APU will provide 50% performance boost over Llano, due in 2012

AMD has barely rolled out its new A-series of Accelerated Processing Units, a.k.

AMD has barely rolled out its new A-series of Accelerated Processing Units, a.k.a. Llano, before it's announced the successor, code-named Trinity, that will be available in 2012.

The company claims a roughly 50-percent boost in performance from Trinity over Llano, thanks to updated CPU and GPU cores that make up the APU. Trinity will upgrade to the forthcoming Bulldozer CPU processor that will power performance desktops. It will also make use of the Radeon HD 6000 family of GPUs, a.k.a. Northern Islands, which are used in the latest AMD graphics cards. Llano, on the other hand, currently uses the previous generation Radeon HD 5000 architecture.

Few other details were revealed during AMD Senior Vice President and General Manager Rick Bergman's demo of a pre-production Trinity laptop at the AMD Fusion Developer Summit, but given Llano's superior graphics performance compared to the integrated graphics from Intel's Sandy Bridge processors, Trinity should make the need for a low-end discrete video card even more a thing of the past.

[Via Bright Side of News]