DigiTimes recently filed a report which claimed that due to “production and design issues with the Trinity processors” AMD’s desktop variation of Trinity would be delayed until the fall, and launched alongside the company’s Vishera FX-series — built on the Piledriver core that is shared with Trinity.
SemiAccurate’s Charlie Demerjian first reported on similar rumours in early June, followed by TechEye.
While this rumour seems plausible considering AMD’s problems-of-yore with yield issues, the fact of the matter is desktop Trinity is already available.
In an email to Hardware Canucks, AMD’s Phil Hughes said that he wouldn’t comment on the exact rumour from DigiTimes but pointed out that various OEMs such as HP and Acer.
“We have repeatedly stated that you would see Trinity in OEM desktops first and then later in the second half of the year for the channel,” Mr. Hughes said. “We want to ensure there is plenty of infrastructure in place to support the channel before we launch Trinity APUs into it.”
In earlier correspondence to Hardware Canucks in June, Mr. Hughes mentioned that desktop Trinity’s channel release didn’t have a firm date set as AMD planned to “start shipping Trinity APUs into the component channel starting in the second half of this year”.
At Computex in June, AMD launched the notebook version of Trinity to high reviews.