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AMD Doubles Performance In Second Generation A-Series APU – Codenamed ‘Trinity’

AMD has launched its latest 2nd-Generation A-Series Accelerated Processing Units, code named Trinity. This APUs are perfect “for mainstream and ultrathin notebooks, All-in-One and traditional desktops, and home theater PCs and embedded designs.” AMD has doubled the performance per watt ratio for the new APUs. Users will experience an increase in CPU and GPU performance of up to 29% and 56% from previous generation, respectively.


Trinity has promised to enable a best-in-class PC mobility, entertainment, and gaming experience for the users. The new APUs are named as A4, A6, A8, and A10. The company claims that the new APUs can deliver double the performance compared to the earlier version. They will also deliver up to 12 hours of extra battery life in laptops.

Its GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) part is built on AMD Radeon HD 7000 series graphics cards and supports DirectX 11. Its dual graphics mode can boost power save battery life when needed.

The new laptop APUs are as follows (base clock speed/chip name/GPU):

Mainstream (35W)

  • 2.3GHz A10-4600M, HD 7660G
  • 1.9GHz A8-4500M, HD 7640G
  • 2.7GHz A6-4400M, HD 7520G

Low-voltage (25W)

  • 2.0GHz A10-4655M, HD 7620G

Ultralow voltage (17W)

  • 2.1GHz A6-4455M, HD 7500G

AMD announced that several companies including Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba will have laptops based on these new processor.

Source: AMD

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