28nm Trinity Successor Rumored To Debut in Q2 2013

The new APU could be released to manufacturers in sample quantities sometime in Q4 of this year and make their its way to consumers by late Q2 2013.

Fudzilla reports that the FM2-socket based Richland will be released in dual- and quad-core versions with a Radeon 8000-series DirectX 11 GPU core with up to 384 processing cores in the flagship A10 APU, and 128 cores in dual-core mainstream versions.

It is unclear whether AMD will be able to finish the design of its Steamroller CPU core for the Richland APU. While AMD is seeing quite a bit of pressure from Intel to compete with the company's 22 nm upgrade "Haswell", there appears to be internal pressure as well. Rumor has it that AMD is thinking about building impoved accelerators for web technologies such as WebCL directly into its hardware.

Steamroller could be the first APU to support this strategy.