AMD Raven Ridge APU with Four Zen Cores and 704 GPU Cores Spotted
In the SiSoftware database, a popular tool being used for benchmarking, an unknown CPU has shown up which is most likely the AMD Raven Ridge APU. This new series of CPU’s feature an integrated graphics card and will be released in the second half of the year for AMD’s AM4 platform. The Raven Ridge APU’s will combine regular Zen processor cores (such as the ones seen on AMD Ryzen) and Vega stream processors.
The CPU that has shown up in the database has been given the ID of ‘AMD Eng Sample 2M3001C3T4MF2_33/30_N. We also know this CPU features four cores with an SMT clocked in at 3.0 GHz and a maximum boost speed of 3.3 GHz. Do keep in mind that the final clock speeds often are quite a bit higher than those of engineering samples such as these. The TDP is fairly limited, so we wouldn’t expect this APU to be one of the most high-end models.
Regarding the integrated graphics, they will consist of 704 stream processors based on AMD’s Vega architecture with a clock speed of 800 MHz. AMD’s latest APU, the A10-7850K from 2014, only features 512 stream processors.
Although this engineering sample has been benchmarked, there has been a spread of rumors that AMD will include an even faster version of their integrated Vega GPU which will feature a whopping 1024 stream processors. For comparison: that’s just as many stream processors as the recently released RX 560.
Will undoubtedly be continued.