Chrispy_ wrote:If you want to know how bad Trinity's CPU will be, have a look at the FX-4100, specifically how it gets trashed by the i3 in single-threaded programs that represent most of the software on the market.
The purpose of Trinity's CPU component is to be adequate enough to keep the IGP busy, and nothing more than that. The very concept of "upgrading" to something with such low aspirations is pointless; Trinity is for new builds that don't have space or budget for a discrete gaming card.
And here I was thinking that Trinity was supposed to have 8 'cores' when people were calling it a quad-core CPU. Wish they'd just call them 'modules' like AMD did before their marketing department botched the whole thing.
If it's just a four-module 'Piledriver' setup, then it's going to get it's ass kicked. By i3s. And you're right, this is literally just going to be good for those that can't afford/don't need a real GPU, and need faster graphics than HD4000 (which is already competent for many things).