Chip maker AMD has launched its 2nd-Generation AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) codenamed “Trinity” for ultrathin notebooks.
Laptops equipped with Trinity promise more than 12 hours of ‘resting’ battery life. The first computers using the chips will be the HP "Sleekbook".
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AMD claims Trinity offers double the performance per watt of the previous generation and increases CPU performance by up to 29% with higher processor speeds. The chip uses AMD's next-generation AMD “Piledriver” CPU core.
“The latest OEM notebooks, ultrathins, All-in-Ones and desktops based on the new AMD A-Series APU enable the best video and gaming experiences, highly responsive performance with AMD Turbo CORE,” said Chris Cloran, corporate vice president at AMD.
The news follows the release of Intel’s quad-core Ivy Bridge processor, based on 3D technology. Using a 3D transistor, Intel claims it can design more powerful processors with improved power efficiency over current processors.