AMD will be introducing thin and light ultrabook style machines which they call “Ultrathins”. The ultrathins would work on the back of their upcoming Trinity platform. Laptops running on Trinity processor had been showcased at CES 2012. The Trinity platform would be a combination of a CPU and GPU.
The CPU will be a second generation Bulldozer core, codenamed Piledriver. The GPU component of the platform will be pulled out from AMD’s latest evolution of the Radeon GPU, codenamed Southern Islands.
AMD will introduce two variants of Trinity chips:
- low power 17 W ones for ultrathins
- higher power 35 W ones for standard laptops
AMD expects Ultrathins to launch at $700. Official release dates are not yet out. Keep watching this space for more updates.