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AMD Trinity Desktop Chip Schedule Challenges Mobo Makers

By - Source: heise online | B 4 comments

AMD's Trinity desktop CPUs, originally scheduled with a June introduction date, are now expected to arrive no earlier than October.

Mainboard manufacturers told German publication heise online that only samples are available to them at this time as AMD intends to get rid of its pile of Llano processors before Trinity is released. If correct, don't expect to get a retail desktop Trinity CPU before the Christmas season is in full swing.

AMD somewhat confirmed the manufacturer statements by telling heise that only major vendors such as Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo are getting Trinity chips right now. Retail chips will be made available "later" this year, AMD said. Manufacturers are not exactly pleased and complain that they cannot get their finalized board designs into production. They also said they lost contacts at AMD due to the layoffs at the chip maker.

It appears that AMD is clearly prioritizing its supply and is getting Trinity into the hands of those that may otherwise decide to completely rely on Intel's Ivy Bridge for this Back-to-School season. However, AMD is compromising the possible impact of Trinity by making enthusiasts wait.

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    Steveymoo , 8 June 2012 17:54
    Well done AMD, why don't you just dig your hole a little deeper..
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    alexinnes , 8 June 2012 18:14
    I really hope this new chip will be awesome. Thus making Intel make an even better chip and so on
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    szilu2002 , 8 June 2012 18:52
    I was planning to make a Trinity desktop(may passed, june will pass and the loop will continue) now i will just look for an i3 with an entry level discrete graphics card.

    If stocks of Llano remain the same maybe they'll lunch it in 2013 with the easter bunny... No sane person would go for A8-3870k when this one is around the corner, but even patience has it's limits.
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    das_stig , 8 June 2012 23:28
    A small delay, still be in time for xmas and will give the board manufactures a little longer to iron out problems.