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While nearly everyone in tech community is waiting to see what kind of real world performance numbers Zen brings to the table in late 2016/early 2017, AMD isn’t quite done rolling out updates to its existing family of APUs. The new AMD PRO family provides features that are truly appreciated in the professional market like more hardened security options improved platform stability and better processor longevity. These latest PRO processors are very similar to AMD’s latest, seventh generation Excavator-based A-Series processors. Codenamed Bristol Ridge Pro, these chips will be offered for both desktop and small form factor desktop platforms. The four desktop AMD PRO processors have a 65-watt TDP,... Read more...
AMD has begun shipping its newly minted 7th Generation APUs known as "Bristol Ridge" to its hardware partners, the company announced this week. The new APUs will be integrated into systems built by several different OEM vendors, with HP and Lenovo getting first dibs, followed by others that will pair the processors with AMD's new AM4 platform. Bristol Ridge brings faster compute and graphics performance than previous generation APUs, with AMD claiming up to a 99 percent advantage in gaming graphics compared to Intel's Skylake chips. Graphics performance has traditionally been a strong suit of Intel's APU line and that looks to continue with its latest generation silicon. AMD's also excited about... Read more...
Intel is making headlines at Computex this week with its outrageous Core i7-6950X deca-core processor, which comes with an equally outrageous price tag. However, AMD also came to Taipei with new processors in-hand, but they’re not nearly as outlandish or expensive as Intel’s latest and greatest enthusiast chips. The company this morning announced its 7th generation A-Series lineup and is looking to deliver high performance and efficiency at unbeatable price points. The new 7th generation APUs are still built using a 28nm manufacturing process and include Excavator cores throughout the lineup. Despite the fact that we aren’t seeing a die shrink with these APUs, AMD is touting some pretty significant... Read more...
Holy 14nm, Batman! If the slides that have been appearing online are real, it looks like AMD will soon announce a new lineup of CPUs based on 14nm technology. The leaked roadmap slides appear to show AMD’s plans for both mobile and desktop processors in 2016.On the mobility side of things, AMD appears to have three new 14nm SoCs planned: Bristol Ridge, Basilisk, and Styx. The Bristol Ridge line will feature as many as four Zen CPU cores and will be the go-to for mainstream/performance devices. Basilisk and Styx, on the other hand, will be low- and ultra-low power units, respectively. Styx will usher in K12 microarchitecture. For desktops in 2016, AMD appears to be looking at 14nm all the way,... Read more...