Even though it has been almost three months since AMD first began shipping 2nd-generation A-series “Trinity” mobile APUs, there is still no sign of their desktop counterparts. The last we heard of the desktop Trinity APUs from the Sunnyvale-based chip maker was back in July. But even back then the company merely reassured everyone that the release of the chips was “on track.” With the company still unwilling to commit to a release date, there is plenty of speculation surrounding the release schedule of these desktop APUs.
Like a number of reports before it, the latest, which comes courtesy of Japanese site Hermitage Akihabara and includes the first pictures of the upcoming chips, also points to an October release—October 1 to be precise—for 2nd-generation A-series desktop APUs. Just to be clear, we’re not talking about OEM availability here, but general retail availability; actually, these chips have been shipping to OEMs like HP and Asus since June. If the report is accurate, the chips will arrive just in time for the release of Windows 8, which is scheduled for October 26. Rundown of chips and more information at the source below.
Source: Maximum PC