While AMD's Bulldozer was not only bulldozed, but piledrived by Intel's Ivy Bridge (and sometimes, Sandy Bridge), AMD's next-generation APU "Trinity" is beginning to take form. Now we have some internal benchmark slides leaked. As you'll see below, they're a bit low-res and grainy, but you'll get the picture:
AMD is promising some decent improvements over the current "Llano" APU, and as the benchmarks are spread across three tests, for visual performance, general performance and parallel compute, they use 3DMark Vantage, PCMark Vantage and calculated CTP SP GFLOPs, respectively. In 3DMark Vantage, Trinity A8 (quad-core), A6 (triple-core), and A4 (dual-core) APUs are seeing a rough 32-percent improvement over their Llano-based competition.
In general performance, the improvement is down to 13.8-percent on average, but in GPGPU performance, the improvement is huge, 56.3-percent on average. There are also some notable CrossFire dual-graphics performance improvements, too.
Let's just hope we don't hear AMD do a Neo from The Matrix and say, "Trinity, help", as they dodge the incoming Ivy Bridge bullets.
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