Modest General Performance Improvements: Not Enough to Best Intel
Intel is still the market leader in this highly competitive chips race and, unfortunately, going on CPU performance alone, Trinity still lags behind. Both VR-Zone and HotHardware say the Trinity A10 gets “blown out of the water” by Intel’s Ivy Bridge Core i7 CPU--and even against Intel’s second-generation Sandy Bridge mobile chips in some tests.
AMD positions its top-of-the-line A10 series against Intel’s lower-end Core i7 and higher-end Core i5 chips. Yet an Ivy Bridge mid-range i5-2410M had a 25% CPU performance advantage over the Trinity A10-4600, according to AnandTech’s comparisons using PCMark.
VR Zone is frank in its assessment, calling Trinity’s single threaded applications and raw memory performance “abysmal.”
[Gee, what a surprise - fabrication matters. Next to find out: ARM and maybe even Apple...]
'Gee, what a surprise - fabrication matters.'
Nothing to do with fabrication, Bulldozer is a self-inflicted AMD design wound which non-performs at an ipc level at any process size, the previous AMD 45nm product is faster in single-thread than 32nm Bulldozer so once again you are showing your ignorance about what's truly going on. Bulldozer's only hope is that they can unlock some more clockspeed as they keep shrinking it so once again design first, fabrication second.
They claim that they no longer needs speed and draws energy from the crowd. what about servers? They can never be fast enough. Video media apps can never be fast enough...that's what people use it for nowadays. Going to wait forever to edit and convert your videos with amd's trinity.
So stupid. The i7 uses more watts, cost about 4 times more, and has a clock frequency that's a good chunk faster than the top Trinity.
In other words, the Trinity is not taking on most i7 models. Why don't you read this review, so maybe, just maybe, you know what you are talking about.