Taking advantage of the media focus of Computex 2016, Advanced Micro Devices has announced its seventh generation of APUs. We feel that for them this 2016 is the year of its graphics, rather than processors for computers, but has also been time to update the catalog, both high – end and more affordable.
Two data confirm what AMD’s followers might be waiting: the new FX is 56% faster than the previous generation, while the more affordable range is 52% faster.
In 2017 they will reach important new processors Zen, but for now we are left with these interesting updates – Bristol Ridge and Stoney Ridge – what they had, on the other hand were necessary.
For which and lost AMD comment that creates systems that process called APU (Accelerated Processing Units), which integrate both the graphics and the main processor on a single chip. In short we could say that harnesses the power you have in your department Radeon graphics to offer much muscle at low prices.
Before knowing some specifics, there you have how is the new line of AMD APU, with nine new options…
Bristol Ridge, a high-end conservative
Bristol Ridge is a refined version of the Carrizo APU last year, a similar strategy to the one that follows Intel, the people of AMD is getting incremental improvements each year, which are not a revolution, but they are logical developments to the market.
For now we can say that Bristol Ridge have the same design Carrizo but are 20% more powerful, the same CPU “Excavator” the same 28nm manufacturing technology. As for graphics, they are 37% faster than last year’s models.
The faster chips will be sold under the names FX, A12 and A10. While the former is the highest range, the other two want to do with the Core i3 i5 and Intel, respectively. His trick is in the graphic power, serial number, and of course, at a price less than what Intel calls us.
You have details of frequency, integrated graphics and TDP in the above table, but we have to mention that all have DDR4 support up to 2.400MHz (2133MHz in Carrizo).
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Stoney Ridge meets Excavator
The most interesting seems that we can find in the most affordable Stoney Ridge, as we now use the same CPUs that the upper range, i.e. designs “Excavator” much better than the “Jaguar” they used so far. Architecture
The new Stony Ridge processors are dual-core, no more important options for now. The need to improve this step passes seize the moment of doubt living with Intel Atoms, or so it seems. A9 they tell us that the solution is ready to improve the numbers of an Intel Core i3 Skylake the family.
HP released the seventh generation
AMD was not very specific with the prices, as did so yesterday Intel. It prefers to say that has many manufacturers who will use their new solutions, among them can mention Dell, HP, ASUS and Lenovo.
The first one will have a team using the seventh generation of AMD APUs is HP, it will in its Envy x360. A laptop type 2-in-1 this month appears on the market. The idea of HP is to offer the same computer with different processors: AMD FX 9800P Intel Core i5 or Core i7. For more reviews visit http://what-it-is.com/Tags: AMD, APU, Bristol Ridge, processors, Seventh generation, Stoney Ridge