AMD’s Next Generation Bristol Ridge SOC Leaked
Successor to AMD’s Carrizo SOC, the company’s current APU line-up seems to have been leaked online. The 7th generation APU will be a part of the AMD Bristol Ridge family and will be featured on FP4 mobile platforms.
The leaked listing is available over at USB.org and mentions the SOC as AMD FX-9830P which will be replacing Carrizo SOC in 2016, most probably in the second half.
The Bristol Ridge SOC starts off a new series of chips, FX-9000P (Carrizo family used FX-8000P) and judging by the number of the leaked SOC, it might very well be a flagship offering.
Not a whole lot of detail is known about Bristol Ridge at the moment besides that it is expected to feature a 12 computer core design capable of incorporating upto four x86 Excavator cores. That makes it still a step behind Summit Ridge family which would be using Zen architecture and 14nm processing technology instead of Excavator’s 28nm.
However the one big benefit of Bristol Ridge is the fact that it isn’t limited to mobile platforms. Which is exactly why it is highly possible that Bristol Ridge APUs will also be used on AM4 desktop systems while Zen would become a part of the performance focused FX series.
During AMD’s Finiancial Analyst Day 2015, the company revealed a new roadmap which listed the 7th generation mobile APUs to feature better performance per Watt to deliver enhanced efficiency along with HSA 1.0 and OpenCL 2.0 compatibility while also hoping to add DDR4 support to mobile platforms.