AMD Ryzen is looking good but the company also have plans to unveil their upcoming (APU) accelerated processing unit. Which is rumored to be designed on the same Zen architecture that AMD Ryzen is based on. There is no mention of when this new APU will be unveiled by AMD. But we do know that AMD is going to call it their Raven Ridge APU.
It looks like AMD might be near to the launch of their new Raven Ridge APU. As a new APU was spotted on SiSoftware SANDRA benchmark database. Though according to the benchmark the APU used was an engineering sample. Which was a combination of two things. That included components of both Zen and Vega in one package. Aside from that other details regarding the upcoming AMD Raven Ridge APU were hidden. Maybe AMD is behind this as the company might not be ready to make it official yet.
The upcoming AMD Raven Ridge APU will consist a total of four cores and eight threads. While the base and boost clocks on the APU will be 3.0GHz and 3.3GHz respectively. Where the chips comes with 2MB of L2 cache and 4MB of L3 cache. Though when it comes go graphics processing, the APU is equipped with 11 compute units with 64 stream processors. With a clock speed of 800MHz and a total of 704 stream processors.
On the SiSoftware SANDRA benchmark the new Raven Ridge APU obtained:
- Processor Arithmetic: 83.69 GOPS
- Processor Multi-Media: 149.30 Mpix/s
- GP (GPU/APU/CPU): 572.68 Mpix/s
These numbers are far below what current AMD Ryzen platform have to offer. But we don’t expect it to be that powerful. Since the upcoming AMD Raven Ridge APU will mostly be used in laptops. Aside from that it is reported that AMD might launch their new Raven Ridge APU somewhere in the second half of 2017.