AMD Bristol Ridge APU Spotted on Geekbench, Scores Show Slight Bump in Performance
The release of AMD’s next generation Excavator based APUs, called Bristol Ridge, is impending, so that means more details will be coming our way every now and then, that will help build up the hype. The Bristol Ridge family will be available both on the newest AM4 socket as well as on mobile through the FP4 interface. It is set to replace Carrizo APUs on mobile front and Godavari ones on desktop front.
Recently, Bristol Ridge APUs have been spotted on the Geekbench database, with the scores pointing towards a slight boost in performance, given the reported CPU frequencies. The sample chip that was installed in a Lenovo device of some kind, was AMD FX 9800P. The chip is said to feature 4 Excavator based cores running at 2.7 GHz with 8 GCN 1.2 compute units (CUs) attached.
The test records the FX 9800P running at a nominal 1.85 GHz, with a single-core score of 2216 and a multi-core score of 5596, which is on-par with an Intel i5-6200U running at 2.4GHz. Given the recorded core frequencies are correct, we’re actually looking at surprisingly good scores.
Built on the 28nm process, the entire Bristol Ridge family will be featured on the AM4 socket, which supports dual-channel DDR4 – offering 50GB/sec of bandwidth. If a previous report is to be believed, the flagship APU in the series is insanely powerful that would feature 16 compute units (CUs), coupled with 1024 stream processors. So basically, the APU packs double the CUs that we have seen in the current Kaveri- and Godavari-based APUs, making it just as fast as the Xbox One.
On mobile front, Bristol Ridge family is comprised of 8 SKUs, out of which seven SKUs are based on a quad core design while one chip retains a dual core design. The OPNs would apparently jump by one thousand from Carrizo’s, with an additional thirty points for the 35W variants. The TDP ranges got split into 15W and 35W while the CPU base clocks also jump significantly.
AMD is expected to launch Bristol Ridge APUs at Computex 2016 which kickstarts on 31st May to 4th June in Taipei, Taiwan.
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