Amd Trinity Apus
Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:17 PM
If those APUs are fairly powerful and the price is good, I think they just might be able to make a comeback. After all, their current APUs are pretty good, but then again, Bulldozer sucked big time. Still, a 3.8GHz chip with a ati 7660D? I hope they've learned their lesson from bulldozer, and this'll be competitively priced like the previous apus. By the way, can you, say, crossfire an APU with a, say, 6550D inside, with a 6770 (or a different model of the same series)?
Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:33 PM
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:53 PM
Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:53 PM
You may want to rethink that position. Even the cheapest AMD Athlon II (currently the X3 455), is far outpaced by the cheapest Intel Pentium dual core (currently tied between the G620 and G630).
Sorry, but the tables have turned - value, as it stands, it 100% in Intels favor.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:38 PM
They have proven themselves to be slower than the CPU counterparts. Haven't you followed the reviews? They are basically Athlon X2 - X4 chips with a built in video card. Lacking the cache and clock speeds to keep up with higher end parts. In the end, any performance differences in the video aspect work out to be a wash.