AMD will soon be coming up with their first Ryzen based APU. Which will include their mobile chips first that will be followed up desktop grade offerings later on. Where the new platform will have a combination of both AMD Ryzen cores and VEGA GPU.
There is no specific date on when the AMD Raven Ridge APU lineup will be launching. But do expect it to get announced at the end of this year. While we will see one in a working product probably next year in the first quarter. Aside from that Geekbench also leaked the details of what seems to be an AMD APU called Ryzen 5 2500u. That comes equipped with a total of 4 cores and 8 threads.
Not a lot of details were mentioned about this new AMD Ryzen 5 2500u APU. But judging from the name the ‘’u’’ in the model basically stands for it being a mobile processor. Which is why the process only comes with a base clock of 2GHz, while the boost clock is unknown. Looks like this time around AMD copied the name of Intel’s second generation lineup. Which does seem to be what AMD and Intel is currently doing with both their processor and motherboard lineup.
So how much better is the new AMD Raven Ridge APU compared to its predecessor. Well in single threaded performance the AMD Ryzen 5 2500u gains 900 more points compared to AMD Bristol Ridge A12 9800 chip. While in multi-threaded performance the Ryzen 5 2500u offers 50% more performance over its predecessor.
AMD sure is living up to its word again and again. Where the upcoming AMD Ryzen Raven Ridge APU lineup will clearly offer better performance over Intel. Considering that they also come equipped with VEGA graphics. That shouldn’t exceed what a dedicated GPU can do, but will offer somewhat advantage over its competition.