First details about the generation of the first integrated APU processors based on the Zen architecture promise Performence Surprising
The year 2017 will be the year at which we will finally discover whether the company AMD Come back to our lives and in greatness, or whether it has failed again in a crushing way in its aspirations, in a manner that may endanger its continued existence as well.
Either way, it will surely be very interesting to find out what the situation will be, and it all depends primarily on one name - Zen attitude, The architecture that inherits the bulldozer and will try to restore confidence in the company's workers.
We already know that Summit Ridge's processors AMD, Officially branded under the name of FX with eight processing cores and no built-in graphical cores that will try to bring Intel's Extreme Processors performance to a wider audience, are set to reach stores in the first quarter of next year - and now we're getting initial details on the -Raven Ridge, the first APU processors AMD Which will integrate built-in graphics cores into the company's new generation architecture and general processing cores in the architecture of the company.Zen attitude The new.
According to details from bitsandchips, The Raven Ridge processors will offer a very interesting core suite with quad-core Zen (and support for virtualization technology that will create eight logical cores, similar to Intel's HyperThreading) and a built-in graphics core based on the new VEGA architecture with up to 16 processing clusters with 1,024 units Processing (assuming the underlying architecture will be similar to that of the Polaris architecture) and a dedicated 3D HBM memory for it plus memory DDR4 To be used in both the graphical core and the processing cores - all in a thermal casing of between 35 watts and 95 watts, and chips with a relatively small maximum surface area of only about 210 square millimeters.
In addition to the fixed-market products, AMD Will also offer Raven Ridge processors to the mobile market with up to four processing cores Zen, a built-in Vega core with up to 12 processing clusters and 768 processing units, memory DDR4 (with no memory The built-in HBM) and thermocouples between 35 and watts to only 4 watts, in chips with a maximum surface area of about 170 square millimeters.
We don't yet know when the Raven Ridge processors will become official and go to stores, or whether the details in the previous two paragraphs are accurate or true at all, but it all sounds very interesting and promising - and we're already eagerly watching Zen in action, So we can try to assess the potential thatAMD The "new".