New information regarding AMD Raven Ridge APU have been leaked and according to the leak the upcoming APU has 4-cores and 8-threads, The AMD Raven Ridge APU has a base clock of 3 GHz and can boost to 3.3 GHz. As this is an engineering sample the clock speeds are subject to change and you can expect the final versions of the CPUs to have higher frequencies.
The AMD Raven Ridge APU features 2MB of L2 cache and 4MB of L3 cache. It also has 11 Compute Units (CUs). AMD’s current CUs feature 64 stream processors each, this means that in total you get 704 stream processors. Integrated within the APU’s die is an AMD 15DD, this runs at 800 MHz. APUs are GPUs and CPUs on the same die and this is not the first time AMD is bringing this to the table.
AMD first started working on this technology when the company acquired the GPU manufacturer ATI back in 2006. It took some revisions to perfect and now we see this technology in consoles like the Xbox One as well as the PS4. This AMD Raven Ridge APU seems to have a lot of potential and it would be great to have one of these in laptops.
AMD is going to hold a special event where the company will be talking about the roadmap and what AMD has in store for the future. Nvidia is also holding a similar event and we expect to see Volta and what it has to offer. These upcoming few weeks should be very interesting.
E3 is also around the corner, we are expecting some big juicy details from Microsoft about Xbox Project Scorpio and the performance that it will have to offer. This has been a great year far gaming so far and I can only hope that we get more down the line.
Let us know that you think about the AMD Raven Ridge APU and whether or not you think this is something that will be coming out for the mobile market in the future.