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AMD's future Zen APU is said to have similar GPU performance to an RX 460

AMD's future Zen APU is said to have similar GPU performance to an RX 460

AMD's future Zen APU is said to have similar GPU performance to an RX 460

AMD's future Zen APU is said to have similar GPU performance to an RX 460

 

AMD's future Zen-based APU is said to have similar GPU performance to their RX 460 GPU, backing up information provided by previous leaks. 

AMD is rumoured to release an APU based on Polaris and Zen in 2017 which is said to support memory speeds of up to 3200MHz and contains 11 GCN GPU Compute units. 

This gives this AMD APU a total of 704 Polaris GPU cores, since each Polaris compute unit has a total of 64 shaders/GPU cores. This is significantly higher than the core count on AMD's Steamroller/ GCN 1.0 based Kaveri A10-7800 series of APUs, which when combined with the architectural changes in Polaris should give AMD a huge boost in GPU performance. 

Right now it is rumored that this APU will have 4 cores and 8 threads, with each core having 512KB of cache and 8MB of shared L3 cache. 

 

APUZen Based APUA10-7890KA10-7870KA10-7850K
Process node14nm28nm28nm
28nm
CPU ArchitectureZenSteamrollerSteamroller
Steamroller
Cores/Threads4/84/44/4
4/4
Base Clock-4.1GHz3.9GHz
3.7GHz
Turbo Clock-4.3GHz4.1GHz
4.0GHz
GPU ArchitecturePolarisGCNGCN
GCN
GPU Cores704512512
512
GPU Clock-900MHz867MHz
720MHz
TDP65W95w95w
95w

 

This new APU from AMD should have more GPU performance than Microsoft's current Xbox One console as the Xbox One has a total of 768 shader cores which are clocked at 853MHz, which is something that AMD should be able to easily beat even with this APUs lower core count.  

  AMD is rumoured to release an APU based on Polaris and Zen in 2017

 

With their new Zen CPU architecture and their Polaris GPU architecture AMD is set to release their strongest APU to date in 2017, offering an APU that might actually deliver enough gaming performance to satisfy gamers on a low budget. 

This new APU looks like it will offer GPU performance that is a little lower than AMD's Polaris 11 GPU, which contains a total of 16 graphical compute units, placing this APU at a performance level that is similar to the Xbox One. 

  

You can join the discussion on AMD's rumored Polaris/Zen-Based APU on the OC3D Forums

 

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21-07-2016, 12:44:40

NeverBackDown
Pretty impressive. Roughly the same or more power as an Xbox One on a single chip. How that translates to the PC world is another story though.Quote

21-07-2016, 13:23:48

Thelosouvlakia
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Pretty impressive. Roughly the same or more power as an Xbox One on a single chip. How that translates to the PC world is another story though.

The same power (in TFLOPS) as the XBONE gpu is roughly an HD7700 card. It can run games like BF3 BF4 and BFH just fine at medium settingsQuote

21-07-2016, 17:50:19

RobM
I used my A10 on its own for over a year and was quite happy with its performance. If this info is true then they are going to have one heck of an APU with ZenQuote

21-07-2016, 21:15:15

xnax2802
Oh, I am so getting one of these babies for my HTPCQuote

22-07-2016, 05:10:36

unacomn
"each core having 512MB"
This is the second time you've made that error.Quote
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