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AMD's upcoming Raven Ridge APUs will feature 4 Ryzen CPU cores

AMD's upcoming Raven Ridge APUs will feature 4 Ryzen CPU cores

AMD's upcoming Raven Ridge APUs will feature 4 Ryzen CPU cores

AMD's upcoming Raven Ridge APUs will feature 4 Ryzen CPU cores

 
AMD's upcoming Raven Ridge APUs will feature 4 Ryzen CPU cores, giving the APU a total of 8 threads, with plans to release in the second half of 2017. 
 
These new APUs will work on AMD's upcoming AM4 motherboard platform, replacing AMD's Excavator Based Bristol Ridge APUs. Right now it is unknown how powerful these APUs will be on the GPU-side, though previous rumours have suggested that they will contain a GPU that approach the RX 460 in terms of performance. 

  

AMD's upcoming Raven Ridge APUs will feature 4 Ryzen CPU cores

 

AMD's Raven Ridge CPUs will make up the low-end of AMD's AM4 lineup, offering up to four CPU cores and four threads and TDPs of between 35W and 95W. Right now it is unknown what type of GPU will be used by these new APUs, be it based on Polaris, Vega or an entirely new GPU architecture. 

AMD's Raven Ridge APUs will offer huge performance benefits over their older Kaveri, Godavari and even their Bristol Ridge APUs, offering enhanced power efficiency and huge gains in both CPU and GPU performance thanks to the use of AMD's latest Zen and Polaris (perhaps newer) architectures. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's Raven Ridge Ryzen APUs on the OC3D Forums

 

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01-02-2017, 07:45:29

Daiyus
Nice. I've recently built an A10-8600k HTPC (got the chip for nothing) which is working very nicely and also managing some basic gaming and emulation duties; however it's really struggling to do PS2 emulation as the on-board GPU isn't quite up to the task.

If the GPU on these is based on Polaris or better then maybe I'll switch over to a Raven Ridge APU and see how it does.Quote

01-02-2017, 07:57:52

WYP
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Originally Posted by Daiyus View Post
Nice. I've recently built an A10-8600k HTPC (got the chip for nothing) which is working very nicely and also managing some basic gaming and emulation duties; however it's really struggling to do PS2 emulation as the on-board GPU isn't quite up to the task.

If the GPU on these is based on Polaris or better then maybe I'll switch over to a Raven Ridge APU and see how it does.
Moving from DDR3 to DDR4 will have a huge impact on APU performance, as well as the increased clock speeds and other architectural improvements that are present in AMD's recent GPUs.

This should be a really good earner for AMD, as what has let AMD's APUs down greatly is their power efficiency, so the move to Zen/14nm will help a lot here. Also the increase in single threaded performance will be transformative for their low power stuff.

Imagine a future entry level gaming notebook that just needs an APU. After all the GTX 1050 is an entry level notebook GPU now, so an APU with similar performance will be a huge win for AMD.

Laptop makers could make some very interesting designs based on this APU, especially since it will be just a single chip to cool and will require a lot less space than separate CPU+GPU solutions. It will really stick it to both Nvidia and Intel.Quote

01-02-2017, 09:49:25

Bagpuss
..and the APU that will power the PS5 in 2019 is born, or at least this is it's parent from which it will be derived.Quote

01-02-2017, 12:32:12

Tripp
this should be a really good APU, fast memory a great cpu (theoretically) along with a far superior GPU and smaller node....AMD should be on to a winnerQuote

01-02-2017, 13:41:05

NeverBackDown
Really hope it's efficient enough to have only 4 core SKUs. The lower end GPU and/or clock speeds should be what brings the power consumption down. I just can't stand dual cores anymore.Quote
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