It seems that we were right two weeks ago when we first reported that AMD may be delaying the launch of the company’s desktop versions of the famous Trinity CPU family. There is no apparent reason for this delay, but our experience tells us that this is not due to any manufacturing issues.
Like we said before, AMD’s Trinity mobile APUs are very successful among the notebook builders, and it seems that AMD would rather downclock each Trinity die it receives from GlobalFoundries and sell it for a bigger profit as a mobile processor.
The company wants to ensure it has enough volume to steal a good chuck of Intel’s mobile market.
To do this, AMD needs every Trinity die it has, as the fabless Texas-based chip designer doesn’t have Intel’s 20 FABs to manufacture processors for them.