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August 21, 2017

AMD Ryzen 5 and 7 Mobile APUs With Vega Graphics Spotted

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From the looks of it, it appears that some AMD mobile APUs have been spotted. An article by Videocardz.com showed some leaks of the upcoming Ryzen and Vega based APUs. The article mentions the possibility of 2000 series Ryzen based APUs coming. The article also contains an image with a few scores and information on the APU.

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As you can see from the image above the information is relating to the Ryzen 5 2500U and it shows that this iteration will have four cores and eight threads. This is likely to be a multimedia/workstation based APU. As you can see from the benchmarks, the graphics performance is not that strong. The game tested was Ashes of the singularity at 1080p and scored 500 points, this is not as good as Intels Iris 640 offering. So hopefully AMD will be able to increase this performance by the time its released. But like mentioned these are early (unconfirmed) numbers and things are always changing behind the scenes, so as always these are more than likely going to change overtime.

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But this APU is likely be featured in consumer based laptops or notebooks, which will more than likely not even be used for gaming. If you want more information, check out the post by gfxbench here.

This Ryzen 5 2500U APU is likely to be AMDs “Raven Ridge” which will be the mainstream offering and like previously mentioned will probably be featured in mid-spec based laptops. From the socket roadmap it looks set to be released in 2018, which conflicts with other reports that suggest it could release sometime this year. Either way, its not too far into the future now.

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The Ryzen 7 variant has also been seen too. This will be the 2700U and will also feature Vega graphics. Other than that, details are a little lacking at the moment, but it’ll likely be a watered down version of the desktop CPU.

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I’ve also done some digging and found a early look at some synthetic benchmarks. Although these are very early, they show a pretty interesting insight into the performance from the 2700U. Now keep in mind that this is more than likely an early engineering sample and more than likely be altered before general release.

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I’ve also found a comparison between the 2700U and Iris 640 on the i7 7560U. It trades blows pretty well with the Iris based Intel and you can see it wins in some benchmarks, but falls short in others. But again these are very early and it gives AMD a chance to improve their Vega integrated APUs.

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To see more info on the above, follow the link to the posts AMD Ryzen 7 2700U and the 2700U vs Iris 640 from gfxbench.com.

We’ve also got a little look at when we could be seeing these mobile APUs released into the wild. Consumer grade models like the ones mentioned above should be announced sometime later this year with commercial variants to follow next year. The image also shows that these mobile processors will offer 50% more CPU and 40% more GPU power than the last generation of APUs offered by AMD. These will also be less power hungry too with up to 50% less draw than previous offerings. That is quite impressive and should mean increased battery performance from any laptops with the APU installed. Again we be able to find out if these numbers bare true until they are launched.

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So what can we take from this, well it look like there will be a Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 based APU announced and possibly released sometime this year. Its exciting as there hasn’t really been anything mobile related from AMD in a while. I’m hoping it performs well and should give consumers a nice alternative to just Intel based offerings, especially those that are more heavy mulit-tasksers.

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