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    Features - QOTW: Will you be buying a desktop AMD Trinity APU?

    Has Trinity on the desktop done enough to convince you?
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be buying a desktop AMD Trinity APU?

    I guess in the end, the systems built around the chip need to be compelling so that people going into the store will look at them, try them out, and want to buy them.

    That means: Not looking like a brick turd, not costing the earth, not having some other lousy aspect that will put people off (in comparison to other products also on sale), and so on.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be buying a desktop AMD Trinity APU?

    They'd also have to be promoted by non-jackass salespeople that automatically promote only Intel machines unless a customer specifically asks for AMD. I've bumped onto cases where the salesperson would go straight for Intel, even if their component balance is down the drain.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be buying a desktop AMD Trinity APU?

    Hi, yes, if I am planning making a small PC that could run not top 3D games and a small cost

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be buying a desktop AMD Trinity APU?

    Would take a lot of convincing, even a casual gamer would still want a discrete GPU, especially with the latest round of price cuts to the 7850. Any non gamer would prefer a cheap Ivy Bridge.

    The window where Trinity is worthwhile just seems too small and obscure.

    I dunno, maybe someone out there is a big fan of DiRT Showdown and nothing else.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be buying a desktop AMD Trinity APU?

    If I were to build a smaller PC, such as an HTPC, it would be a definite maybe
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be buying a desktop AMD Trinity APU?

    It depends if I have some dosh free, and can cram a 65W TDP one into my tiny mini-ITX rig which is less than 6CM high!

    I could then use it for LANs then.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be buying a desktop AMD Trinity APU?

    Yep, most likely will be replacing my media centre set up with Trinity hardware before christmas

    Will probably go for some passive streacom case goodness aswell... but it aint cheap!

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be buying a desktop AMD Trinity APU?

    If motherboard vendor out there can squeeze this into miniITX and does not charge an earth for the board then I see huge potential for commercial desktop, HTPC and console. The next iteration is for AMD to reduce its power/performance ratio.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be buying a desktop AMD Trinity APU?

    Most casual gamers will be using screens at 1680x1050 or below...probably 1366x768 actually. Even the A6 5400K eats most games at that resolution.

    Don't get too caught up in the power graphs - the idle power is good and that is far more important overall. Tomorrow when you switch your PC off, ask yourself how long it's been on and how long you were actually doing something that put a heavy load on it. Today my PC has been on for 12+ hours and in that time I played Guild Wars 2 for 3 hours, the rest of the time it was idling or browsing.

    These are very good chips for people who have older single and dual core PC's, with really ancient graphics or integrated. A lot of people don't even know what a graphics card is...try to imagine what they are going to think when they see an A10 5800K running Crysis for a total system cost below £300.

    Check out toms review, especially the performance of the 5400K -

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...pu,3241-9.html






    The 5400K runs all these games above 30fps at 1280x768, including Skyrim at medium and WoW at good - it's almost as fast as last gen's 3850. This is amazing stuff for a £50 chip.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be buying a desktop AMD Trinity APU?

    I will be buying once i have more options for motherboards, especially M-ITX

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be buying a desktop AMD Trinity APU?

    Definate contender for a HTPC upgrade in the near future

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be buying a desktop AMD Trinity APU?

    I'm still on the fence. Was thinking about an i5 2500k but the price of the amd is better for my budget. It's a new build, so I was going to buy a new motherboard anyway. I have a gtx 550 ti that works fine for now so I don't know how the i5 with the 550 would stack up against this.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be buying a desktop AMD Trinity APU?

    Nope.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be buying a desktop AMD Trinity APU?

    Speaking as someone who doesn't game on the PC I can safely say I will be sticking with my overclocked intel 2500k for a good few years - yes AMD have better graphics but not really good enough to do anything other than handle 1080p media (which the intel does just fine).

    I should be the ideal customer for these new AMD chips but until they start getting near to Intel's CPU clock speeds the extra graphics capability are pretty much lost on me ...

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be buying a desktop AMD Trinity APU?

    Personally I won't me bothering with trinity, only because I already have an A8-3870k in my HTPC.

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