In just under a week, AMD will launch its latest 'Fusion' platform with the Trinity APU, the successor to the 'Llano' processor. Initially, AMD will only launch the new chips for notebooks. They're based on the 'Bulldozer' architecture, combined with the latest generation of Radeon GPU. Desktop versions are to follow later, as well as extra efficient low-voltage APU's, that will be used in thin notebooks comparable to the Ultrabook.
Although no official benchmarks have yet been released, AMD's website temporarily hosted a document outlining the performance of the new APU. CPU-World took the following graph from it, showing the performance of the integrated video chip in both 3DMark06 and 3DMark Vantage v1.1.0. AMD has compared its new chips to Intel's previous generation of processors, the Sandy Bridge chip. The list includes such processors as the Core i7-2710QE, the i5-2520M and the i3-2310M, each with a far less powerful GPU than the latest 'Ivy Bridge' generation, equipped with an Intel HD 4000 video engine.
AMD's new chips have a 35W TDP, similar to the mentioned Intel processors. The AMD R-272F, of which the details are still unknown, scores 45% more points in these benchmarks than does Intel's Core i7-2710QE quad-core. The R-464L is even faster, scoring twice as many points as the Intel chip. AMD's quad-core APU is clocked at 2.3 GHz and comes with an integrated Radeon HD 7660G graphics chip. The processor has a TDP of 45 watts.
With Intel's latest generation having video chips almost twice as fast as the processors AMD, it's uncertain if the new AMD chips will hold up, competing with Ivy Bridge.
AMD's latest Trinity APUs for laptops compared to Intel's last generation of notebook chips