AMD officially launched its desktop Trinity APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) today, and along with the new processors are a number of new socket FM2 motherboards to support them. One of the cooler motherboard and Trinity APU pairings was shown off today in a completely silent PC by ASUS and AMD in the Akihabara district of Tokyo, Japan.
The silent system is nested inside a Streacom FC5 chassis that does double duty as a case and heatsink for the AMD APU. Inside the system is an unidentified power supply, two DDR3 DIMMS, Corsair Force SSD, ASUS F2A85-M PRO motherboard, and – of course – the AMD A10-5700K APU that we recently reviewed.
The APU is covered by an aluminum and copper block that is then connected to the metal case via four heatpipes. Then, the outside of the case has a finned design to provide more cooling surface area (but likely just to make it look cooler, heh).
This passively cooled system would make for a really nice home theater PC case, and the GPU prowess of the Trinity APU is well suited to such a task. You can find more photos of the fan-less Trinity system over at FanlessTech.
What do you think of Trinity, and will you be using it in your next build?
Read more about HTPCs and Trinity APUs at PC Perspective!
Could do with some slightly
Could do with some slightly better cable management. Personally I prefer the Hdplex case to the Streamcom (you get a front USB port with the Hdplex) but overall very nice.
I like trinity, it is nearly ideal for an HTPC and cheap but…
TDP is too high. Needs to get a 35Wor lower TDP part out asap, then AMD will be the only logical choice for an HTPC.
If not then Intel will come out with an i3-2100T pair it with HD 4000 GPU and steal the market from AMD
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