AMD Leak Showcasing Ryzen Pro APU Upgraded Ryzen CPU And Vega

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AMD Leak Showcasing Ryzen Pro APU Upgraded Ryzen CPU And Vega

AMD Leak Showcasing Ryzen Pro APU Upgraded Ryzen CPU And Vega. We already know that AMD plans on moving to Globalfoundries’ new 12nm FinFET process in 2018, delivering a small decrease in overall package size thanks to some transistor density improvements and some potential to increase overall system performance.

Now some slides have leaked that appear to showcase some of AMD’s plans for 2018 and 2019, showing that AMD’s Zen 2 series of processors are unlikely to release in 2018, something that is already expected given the current state of Globalfoundries’ 7nm manufacturing process.
At this time there is no way to verify these slides, so as always take these rumours with a grain of salt, though they do seem to back up a lot of existing information on AMD’s upcoming products.
On the CPU side, these slides confirm that AMD’s Pinnacle Ridge (Ryzen Refresh (12nm)), Matisse (Zen 2), Raven Ridge (Ryzen APU) and Picasso (Ryzen APU refresh?) will all release on the same sockets as their existing counterparts, confirming that AMD will continue to use their AM4 platform until at least 2019.
It will be interesting to see what kind of improvements AMD can offer with their Ryzen refresh, as some additional clock speed headroom or support for higher memory speeds would be hugely beneficial for the Zen architecture.
AMD Leak Showcasing Ryzen Pro APU Upgraded Ryzen CPU And Vega

On the GPU side, it looks like AMD plans to move to PCIe 4.0 with Vega 20, with the company planning to add support for Frameworks on their Vega GPUs over the next few quarters. Does this mean that AMD’s Vega GPUs have some untapped potential on the workstation/professional side of the market?

At this time not much is known about Vega 20, though it is likely to be a refresh of Vega with Globalfoundries’ new 12nm manufacturing process, as 7nm will not be ready in Q3/4 2018.

AMD Leak Showcasing Ryzen Pro APU Upgraded Ryzen CPU And Vega

Lastly, we have a slide that details the performance of AMD’s Ryzen 5 Pro series of mobile APUs, which showcases some impressive CPU and GPU performance when compared to a Kaby Lake CPU with the same levels of idle power draw.

Ryzen mobile will be a huge launch for AMD, delivering a mobile CPU architecture that can finally compete with Intel, who has been dominant in this section of the market for a number of years. AMD is now is a position where they can compete with Intel when it comes to power consumption and performance, making their products a lot more attractive for thin and light notebook designs.

AMD Leak Showcasing Ryzen Pro APU Upgraded Ryzen CPU And Vega

While none of these slides can be confirmed as official, the information contained within them is pretty much what is expected from AMD given their recent releases and announcements.

Hopefully, Ryzen can remain competitive in the wake of Intel’s Coffee Lake series of CPUs and that their planned Ryzen Refresh on 12nm can deliver the performance gains that the company needs to maintain their market momentum until the release of their Zen 2 architecture on 7nm.

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