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AMD Pre-Announces 7th Gen A-Series SOC

AMD Pre-Announces 7th Gen A-Series SOC

AMD Pre-Announces 7th Gen A-Series SOC

AMD Pre-Announces 7th Gen A-Series SOC

 

AMD has "pre-announced" their upcoming Bristol Ridge SoCs, offering more performance at less power than their previous offering while also bringing DDR4 support.

These new SoCs will be based on the AMD Excavator CPU architecture though AMD has hinted that these APUs will include some key differences, supporting newer instruction sets and sporting higher instructions per clock than AMD's previous Carrizo APUs. 

  AMD Pre-Announces 7th Gen A-Series SOC  

Right now AMD has only detailed their part that has a 15W TDP, which is shown in the slide below. This CPU will sport competitive CPU Compute performance to Intel's 15w i7 6500U, but it will offer much higher levels of Graphics performance. 

What is perhaps more impressive is that AMD's new Bristol Ridge APU and Intel's Mobile Skylake part manage to compete at all in terms of TDP and performance, as AMD's Bristol Ridge APUs are still based on the 28nm process node.  

It seems AMD has done a great job clocking this new SoC highly while keeping power draw low, making this a very attractive looking option for mobile devices. 

AMD state that the GPU section of the APU has gained an 18% performance boost over previous AMD Mobile APUs, which is a significant leap for such a low power component. 

 

AMD Pre-Announces 7th Gen A-Series SOC

 

AMD ahs also announced the first device that will be using AMD's new APU, the HP Envy X360 convertible, which will support PCIe-based storage and up to 10 hours of battery life. 

  

AMD Pre-Announces 7th Gen A-Series SOC  

Bristol Ridge will also be coming to AMD's upcoming AM4 platform though we will not likely be hearing more about that until at least Computex. 

The AM4 platform will also be where AMD will be releasing their new Zen CPUs in late 2016, meaning that the AM4 platform will unify APU and high-end CPU motherboard options.  

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's Bristol Ridge CPUs on the OC3D Forums.  

 

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05-04-2016, 11:07:29

NeverBackDown
On par with an I7? Somehow doubt it. Love to see some benchmarks though if that's the caseQuote

05-04-2016, 11:12:50

WYP
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On par with an I7? Somehow doubt it. Love to see some benchmarks though if that's the case
Mobile U series 15w i7, they are not the most powerful of CPUs. Still says a lot that AMD can compete when using 28nmQuote

05-04-2016, 11:38:22

NeverBackDown
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Mobile U series 15w i7, they are not the most powerful of CPUs. Still says a lot that AMD can compete when using 28nm
Well still. It's got to be compared to a dual core then right iirc? I don't pay much attention for mobileQuote

05-04-2016, 11:43:27

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Well still. It's got to be compared to a dual core then right iirc? I don't pay much attention for mobile
Yeah, it is a dual core.

http://ark.intel.com/products/88194/...up-to-3_10-GHzQuote

05-04-2016, 11:56:55

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
That's much more believable then. And impressive on AMD parts. Can't wait for 14nm! Should be huge for themQuote
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