Legit Reviews is in attendance at the AMD Developer Fusion Summit 2011 and we got a bit of a surprise during the opening keynote. Last month, at Computex in Taiwan, AMD unveiled its plans to produce a Bulldozer-based APU, that goes by codename Trinity. So, the APU has been announced, but never shown running before. Rick Bergman took care of that this morning when he showed a notebook running Trinity. He went out to say that the Trinity APU is due in 2012 and will be 50% more powerful than Llano that came out today. In order to get this extra performance boost Trinity will be running ‘Bulldozer’ x86 CPU cores with an updated DX11 GPU architecture. AMD will be using the current 32nm process for this APU as well. We are very impressed by Llano, so this is very good news.
Piledriver based APUs will be divided into three main versions for specific price-points and markets: