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AMD Trinity A10-4600M APU Review: Jumping the Shark?

The Comal Platform (Mobile Trinity APU)

'Trinity' A10-4600M APU silicon measuring 35×35 mm and features two "Piledriver" 32nm HKMG 128-bit FPU/compute modules, 128KB L1 and 4MB L2


Socket: FS1r2 722-pin lidless uPGA


A70M FCH (65nm, 2.7-4.7W, 6 x SATA 3.0, 4 x USB 3.0, 10 x USB 2.0, 2 x Internal USB 1.1)


The 14-inch reference whitebox notebook applied by AMD looks exactly like Dell's Vostro series and comes with a bog standard 1366×768 screen

A standard 50wh battery was included in the package


System specifications dump


Using the balanced productivity/entertainment setting on PowerMark, we got a result of 3 hours and 16 minutes, which is within range of most Ultrabooks that we've encountered.


The included Samsung 830 128GB SSD performed 50% below expectations on the reads, and we did check whether SATA 3.0 6Gb/s was negotiated at both ends of the drive and controller. None of our tests later in this review is storage I/O bound.

Lennard Seah
Why can't I have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads

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