AMD’s Bristol Ridge APUs are set to hit retail by August 18th

AMD's Bristol Ridge APUs are set to hit retail by August 18th

AMD’s Bristol Ridge APUs are set to hit retail by August 18th

 
AMD’s Bristol-Ridge series of APUs will be having a retail release, filling in a market segment below Ryzen 3 and offering price points that are all below £100. Caseking currently says that these CPUs/APUs will be available on August 18th. 
 
These APUs will be the first to be released on the AM4 platform, outside of the OEM space. These CPUs will be based on AMD’s older Excavator CPU architecture and GCN GPU architecture, which means that the performance of these parts will not be revolutionary.  
 
Even so, these CPUs will offer their users attractive pricepoints, with the most expensive model costing less than £95. This will make these CPUs decent solutions for affordable low-performance systems that offer graphical horsepower that is much greater than Intel’s current low-cost offerings. 
 
 
AMD 7th Generation Bristol Ridge Processors
  Modules/
Threads
CPU Base /
 Turbo (MHz)
GPU GPU Cores GPU Base / 
Turbo (MHz)
TDP Price
A12-9800 2M / 4T 3800 / 4200 Radeon R7 512 800 / 1108 65W £94.99
A12-9800E 2M / 4T 3100 / 3800 Radeon R7 512 655 / 900 35W £94.99
A10-9700 2M / 4T 3500 / 3800 Radeon R7 384 720 / 1029 65W £75.98
A10-9700E 2M / 4T 3000 / 3500 Radeon R7 384 600 / 847 35W £75.98
A8-9600 2M / 4T 3100 / 3400 Radeon R7 384 655 / 900 65W £56.99
A6-9550 1M / 2T 3800/4000 Radeon R5 384 800/1108 65W
A6-9500 1M / 2T 3500 / 3800 Radeon R5 384 720 / 1029 65W £46.99
A6-9500E 1M / 2T 3000 / 3400 Radeon R5 256 576 / 800 35W £46.99
Athlon X4 970 2M / 4T 3800/4000 N/A 65W  
Athlon X4 950 2M / 4T 3500 / 3800 N/A 65W £49.99
Athlon X4 940 2M / 4T  3200 / 3800 N/A 65W  
 

AMD's Bristol Ridge APUs are set to hit retail by August 18th

  

Being based on Excavator, these CPUs are not expected to offer revolutionary performance levels, though they will certainly offer a lot of value for money when building basic office or web browsing machines. It will be interesting to see how these APUs will perform in modern games, though it certainly will not be able to compete with any modern CPU Dedicated GPU setup. 

 

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