AMD Unveils Semi-Custom Ryzen Gaming Quad-Core SoC WIth 24 Vega CUs And 8GB GDDR5
AMD's desktop class Ryzen 2000 series and upcoming Ryzen Threadripper WX series processors aren't the only Zen-flavored chips on the company's docket. The company announced today that it has a new semi-custom SoC that's available to customers that will allow them to design powerful gaming systems targeted for their respective markets.
More specifically, these SoCs will initially go into gaming PCs and dedicated gaming consoles that will be released by Chinese firm Zhongshan Subor. The specs are relatively beefy, as it combines the brawn of Ryzen with the graphics prowess of Vega.
Getting down to the specifications, the SoC features a 4-core/8-thread Ryzen (first-generation Zen) processor with a base clock of 3GHz. On the graphics front, we have a Radeon Vega GPU with 24 compute units running at 1.3GHz. Rounding out the SoC is 8GB of GDDR5 that's incorporated into the single-chip design.
The number of CUs on the Vega GPU are particularly noteworthy considering that even the Ryzen 5 2400G only has 11 CUs and a GPU clock of 1.25GHz. The Ryzen 5 2400G does, however, have the upper hand on the CPU front with base/boost clocks of 3.4GHz and 3.8GHz respectively.
As you might expect, the new SoC supports AMD technologies like FreeSync along with the latest Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition software.
Gaming PCs under the Subhor brand will be released in China later this month, while a gaming console using the same Ryzen-Vega SoC will launch in late 2018 according to AMD. AMD's new hardware was demoed at ChinaJoy, which is essentially the Chinese equivalent of E3.