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News AMD announces UK Trinity A10, A8, A6, A4 pricing

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 2 Oct 2012.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Dave Lister

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    I read earlier today that DDR4 specs have been set in stone as it were. Will this chip support DDR4 or will a new socket and chip be required ?
     
  3. Griffter

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    good question +1?
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

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    As far as I'm aware, DDR4 support won't be appearing until Excavator-based chips launch in 2014 - and they'll most likely need a new motherboard.

    That's not set in stone, though - I'll drop AMD a line to see if they've got an official statement to make on the matter.
     
  5. runadumb

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    I want to see the 5800K benchmarked using Dolphin and PCSX 2. Could you get away with no discrete GPU I wonder? Is the CPU up to the challenge (considering my overclocked I7 920 chokes on such things at times).

    I think I will have to go to more "specialist" sites for that information though ;)

    Also like the DDR4 question.
     
  6. Dave Lister

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    Thanks man, it's always handy info to have for planning ahead.
     
  7. tonyd223

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    No one uses World of Tanks for a benchmark...
     
  8. MrJay

    MrJay You are always where you want to be

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    Nice pricing!

    Ill be getting at A10-5700 when the launch some ITX boards.
     
  9. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    looks good to me. Waiting for ITX board too.
     
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    If you want to play games without having a dscreet gpu, Trinity really is the only option.
     
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    Yes, it will require a new motherboard for DDR4. DDR4 is not backward compatible with DDR3.
     
  12. GuilleAcoustic

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    DDR4 will be nice for IGP memory bandwidth
     
  13. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    The question being asked is whether the *chips* will suppport DDR4: i.e. if I buy an A10-5800K and a DDR3 FM2 motherboard today, when DDR4 RAM is released into the market can I upgrade just by buying a new DDR4-compatible FM2 motherboard and some sticks of DDR4, or will I need to throw out my A10-5800K as well?
     
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    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Since the DDR3 controller is embedded inside the APU die, I think it's a NO

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  15. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    That was my guess, too - but I want to hear it from the horse's mouth before I become the first person on t'internet to say so.
     
  16. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    :) .... out of topic : "Nice Amiga Avatar :thumb:"
     
  17. Dave Lister

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    Oh well it sounds like it might be 2-3 generations away, it'd still make up a nice little mini itx system provided someone brings out some good fm2 boards.
     
  18. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    This MSI A85IA-E53 looks nice to me

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    It does indeed, provided the specs look as good.. I like what the did with the USB header at the top !
     
  20. Action_Parsnip

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    The DDR4 specs have only *just* been finalised. So that's not even enough lead time for Kaveri.

    DDR4 will be for Bulldozer V.4 at the earliest.
     

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