AMD Preparing A85FX FM2 Chipset for its Next Generation ‘Comal’ APU Platform “Trinity”

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AMD has started preparing the A85FX-FM2 Chipset for its next generation Trinity APU’s which are part of its “Comal” Platform. The Comal Platform along with Trinity APU’s are expected to launch in Q1-Q2 2012 and this news suggest that AMD is gearing up for an early 2012 launch of its new APU platform.

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According to AMD, The new A85FX Chipset will add support for RAID 5 along with an increased amount of SATA 3.0 slots. The chipset other then these will retain all older features of the A75-FM1 Chipset such as:

  • 16 USB ports, 4x USB 3.0, 10x USB 2.0 and 2x USB 1.1
  • CrossfireX
  • RAID 0, 1, 10
  • DisplayPort and VGA outputs
  • 4x PCI-E 2.0 lanes for Add on cards

The Chipset will also allow a boost of upto 50% GPU performance for the built in DX11 IGP’s on Trinity APU’s. Trinity APU’s themselves would feature  4 enhanced Bulldozer based x86 cores, code named ‘Piledriver” and AMD’s next gen “HD-7000” Series chips as rumors suggest. However it has been reported that the new chipset will only support FM2 socket APU’s and will not be compatible with Llano Fusion chips.