Raven Ridge

AMD has quietly added two new APUs into its lineup of products. Based on AMD's existing Raven Ridge silicon, the new Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H chips with integrated Radeon graphics consume up to 45 W and are aimed at high-performance laptops. AMD’s Ryzen 5 2600H and Ryzen 7 2800H APUs pack four Zen cores with SMT enable, and run at 3.2 and 3.3 GHz base frequency (respectively). Meanwhile graphics is provided by the integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 or Vega 11 iGPU. The new APUs clock their general-purpose cores significantly higher (1 GHz+) when compared to AMD’s lower-power Ryzen 5 2500U and Ryzen 7 2700U APUs that were introduced last year, but at the cost of a 3x higher TDP. Meanwhile, the...

AMD Updates its 25x20 Goal: Progress in a Generation

Last year we published an article detailing AMD’s progress on its self-set 25x20 goal for its processors: 25x more energy efficiency of its chips by the year 2020. In...

47 by Ian Cutress on 9/5/2018

Hot Chips 2018: AMD APU Optimization Live Blog (Noon PT, 7pm UTC)

AMD is also at Hot Chips, speaking about Raven Ridge and its APUs. The key elements to this talk will be the optimizations made for Raven Ridge, specifically around...

9 by Ian Cutress on 8/20/2018

Zen and Vega DDR4 Memory Scaling on AMD's APUs

We have previously explored the importance of memory scaling within AMDs Ryzen CPUs: the question being answered today is how much of an effect on performance does the memory...

73 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/28/2018

Two New 35W Raven Ridge Parts: AMD Athlon 200GE and Athlon Pro 200GE

In this interesting world where processors are released but not formally announced, it means that when diving through the lists of supported CPUs on certain motherboards, we might find...

27 by Ian Cutress on 5/26/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 WHQL: Official Unified Driver for APUs & dGPUs, with PlayReady 3.0

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 WHQL, bringing official support for Windows 10 April 2018 Update, as well as official PlayReady 3.0 support for desktop Polaris products...

11 by Nate Oh on 5/23/2018

AMD Releases Unified Graphics Driver for dGPUs & Desktop APUs: Radeon Software Q2 2018

Although AMD’s Ryzen desktop APUs released back in February with the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G, official driver support has been limited to the inaugural WHQL launch...

16 by Nate Oh on 5/18/2018

The Acer Swift 3 SF315-41 Review: Ryzen Meets Laptop

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a chance to review a laptop powered by an AMD CPU, but Acer has now launched the Acer Swift 3 powered...

78 by Brett Howse on 5/3/2018

Dell Launches AMD Ryzen-Based Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 Convertible, Starts at $700

When AMD announced its Ryzen Mobile processors last October, it had three launch customers with three laptop models. Back in early March this year Dell joined the Ryzen Mobile...

52 by Anton Shilov on 4/16/2018

The MSI B350 Tomahawk Motherboard Review: Gaming On a Budget

Without key buzzwords such as 'RGB' and 'gaming', MSI is looking to target AMD users on a strict budget with the B350 Tomahawk. Compared to X370, the B350 boards...

35 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/12/2018

ZOTAC at CES 2018: AMD Raven Ridge APU in a ZBOX MA551 Mini-PC

LAS VEGAS, NV — ZOTAC is preparing a small form-factor PC based on an AMD’s Ryzen processor with integrated Vega graphics. The ZOTAC ZBOX MA551 will be among the...

36 by Anton Shilov on 1/16/2018

AMD Updates Ryzen SKU Pricing To Counter Intel

LAS VEGAS, NV — 2017 was by many measures a breakout year for AMD and some of the first news out at the beginning of 2018 is its plans...

32 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/8/2018

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