AMD to speed up APU launch

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hellish yarn which claims that AMD intends to speed up the launch of its code-named Trinity A-series accelerated processing units (APUs).

Dubbed Trinity A, after the 1970s Italian spaghetti western, AMD is hoping that the next generation APU will target those who think graphics are important.

The Trinity APUs will feature high-performance Bulldozer/Piledriver x86 cores, and the A85FX FCH will feature native support for CrossFireX multi-GPU technology as well as RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 capabilities. They will also get into fights for no apparent reason which are resolved by a large Italian former swimmer hitting a thug on the top of the head.

The APU will be made using 32nm SOI HKMG process technology. The APU will feature up to four x86 cores powered by enhanced Bulldozer/Piledriver architecture.

We are expecting to see a AMD Radeon HD 7000-series “Southern Islands” graphics core with DirectX 11-class graphics support, DDR3 memory controller and other improvements.

AMD claims that Trinity will offer up to 50 per cent improvement in GFLOPS performance with the same power consumption as currently available A-series “Llano” APUs.

According to Xbit the company intends to release the first Fusion Trinity APUs in the second quarter of 2012, less than a year after the company launched Llano.

We expect that Trinity A will be followed by sequels including Trinity is Still My Name, My Name Is Nobody, Boot Hill and before finally carrying the formula to cop shows.

Xbit claims that the the improved support of multi-GPU technology by the second-generation A-series Vision platform code-named Virgo indicates indirectly that AMD wants to get into gaming.

It is not clear if it will get the dubbing right.