AMD made this announcement in a quarterly earnings call Thursday afternoon, and a blog post made late that evening.
AMD’s new Trinity chips, the successor to Llano, will be targeted at mainstream laptops and desktops, while Brazos will be for low-cost desktops and laptops, CEO Read said during the call.
CEO Read said the new Trinity line will “improve on virtually every aspect” of the current APUs, with 50 percent increase in performance-per-watt.
These new chips will be based on Piledriver architecture.
CEO Read said that AMD’s goal with Trinity is to reach a wider range of customers via “mainstream price points”.
“We’re positioned to take advantage of this continued movement into thin and light,” said CEO Read.
Trinity will play a big part of AMD’s ‘ultrathin’ line of laptops (which will start at $500), the company’s competitor to Intel’s ‘ultrabooks’.