My industry 'sources' tell me that Trinity is a good place to look for what the future of AMD holds. Remember, AMD bought http://www.seamicro.com
which specializes in high density-low power server architecture.
In the old days you would buy a server based on the peak load you were expected to see on that server. It may have only hit that peak twice a day, but by golly that server better be able to handle it. The other 23.9 hours a day you were just paying for that chip to produce heat.
With the new SeaMicro systems using Opteron cpus you will see high core density per socket/unit in a visualized environment. With the advanced resource pooling you don't have to worry near as much about that server that gets hit real hard twice a day.
Here is a good review on Trinity that takes a different approach. http://semiaccurate.com/2012/05/17/is-a ... t-appears/
So I think we're all being very short-sighted about AMD's architecture.