AMD Trinity A10-4600M APU Review: Jumping the Shark?
Graphics and Heterogeneous System Architecture
Recommended Dual Graphics Configurations (Mobile GDDR3 Northern Islands)
|Discreet GPU||Pair with A10 Series HD 7660G||Pair with A8 Series HD 7640G||Pair with A6 Series HD 7520G|
|HD 7670M (Thames XT)||7660G + 7670M||7640G + 7670M||7520G + 7670M|
|HD 7650M (Thames Pro)||7660G + 7650M||7640G + 7650M||7520G + 7650M|
|HD 7550M (Thames Pro)||7660G + 7550M||7640G + 7550M||7520G + 7550M|
|HD 7510M (Thames LE)||7660G + 7510M||7640G + 7510M||7520G + 7510M|
|HD 7450M (Seymour XT)||7660G + 7450M||7640G + 7450M||7520G + 7450M|
Trinity's graphics is an improvement over Llano's but it still employs the VLIW4 architecture of the Radeon 6000 series instead of the more modern Graphics Core Next on recent Southern Islands GPUs (UVD engine on the Radeon 7000 was backported though).
Double Precision is capped at 1/16 SP.
Heterogeneous System Architecture is a developer initiative by AMD to seemlessly utilize CPU and GPU (hence APU) to accelerate applications with scalar processing on CPU and parallel processing on the GPU (as a co-processor).