2016 AMD launched a new AM4 platform, which can support the future of the Zen processor, but now can only use the seventh generation APU— — Ridge Bristol, or 28nm process Carrizo architecture of the improved version of it. Early next year, AMD will launch a new Zen architecture, APU product line will also usher in the upgrade, the successor is Raven Ridge (Wu Yaling), and look forward to the new AMD A dinner sit below, broke the news very Madden, because Raven Ridge will not only upgrade the 14nm process, the quad core Zen architecture, will support HBM 2, GPU is the new generation of Vega architecture, 1024 stream processors are larger than the current RX 460 more high-end, thousands of others cried card.
About the new generation of APU AMD news a lot, and even the 7Nm process “ gray Eagle ” (Hawk Gray) are exposed, but the details are not much. We can confirm that the Bristol Ridge is the next generation of products is Raven Ridge (Wu Yaling), a mobile version of the desktop version and the two series, Italy Bit& said; they got some insider information before the public website chips, detailed information on Raven Rdige, as shown below:
Rdige Raven processor mobile, desktop version of the specification
Mobile Raven Rdige processor using FP5 slot, the desktop version of AM4 slot not what suspense, two will be upgraded to 4 core Zen architecture, and supports 8 threads, GPU upgrade to Vega architecture, the process is 14nm FinFET, but the former power between 4-35W, the core area is about 170mm2, the desktop version of power in 35-95W, the core area is about 210mm2.
The main difference between the two is GPU, the size of the memory controller, the mobile version of GPU is 12 CU units, namely 768 stream processor unit, the desktop version is 16 CU units, 1024 units of &mdash stream processor; — this is what the concept? Since APU Kaveri began using GCN architecture graphics core, GPU APU computing unit is up to 512, until now is also the case,
Now Rdige Raven desktop version is 1024, the computing unit directly doubled, in theory, GPU performance directly doubled. To know the current RX AMD 460 graphics card Polaris 11 core full version is the 1024 stream processor units, but only 460 of the RX 896.
1024 stream processor unit is double the number, considering it is the use of Vega architecture — — although we do not know the performance of Vega high performance architecture in the end how much, but even with the current Polaris 15% IPC performance to count, doubling the number of IPC performance will also let the graphics performance of a new generation of explosion APU, taking into account the integration of losses, should also be able to reach the level of RX 460. — — 1000 yuan alone this is going to be AMD directly play dead?
This is not, the mobile version of Raven Ridge supports DDR4 memory, but the desktop version only supports DDR4 memory, support for HBM 2— — memory bandwidth before APU has been trapped in the integration, but now there is TB/s level HBM 2 (can be seen as a memory cache), the bandwidth bottleneck directly does not exist.
If the bid is true, you can imagine the next APU will be how the explosion of — — do not lose the mainstream performance 4 core 8 thread processor, comparable to $single game performance and low power 14nm process, in the face of such products, Intel and NVIDIA will be how to see?
However, this treatment must be calm Mengliao — — do not say first of doubtful authenticity, AMD really want to kill thousands of Yuan alone, but also own the graphics market? So I think this product even really exist, it is likely to custom, Apple has used the AMD Radeon Pro 400 Series graphics in Mabook Pro, the next APU mature, the direct exchange of AMD with APU is normal, as long as the Zen AMD Intel processor performance does not lose too much.