October 26, 2020


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AMD Ryzen 5000 leak shows a powerful APU to strike back at Intel’s Tiger Lake

AMD’s Ryzen 5000 low-energy APUs for laptops (known as ‘Van Gogh’) will boast Navi 2...

AMD’s Ryzen 5000 low-energy APUs for laptops (known as ‘Van Gogh’) will boast Navi 2 (RDNA 2) built-in graphics and guidance for DDR5/LPDDR5 memory, in accordance to information gleaned from Linux updates.

Phoronix spotted the Linux kernel patches which give much more concrete proof than we’ve formerly noticed that these Ryzen 5000 cell APUs will have RDNA 2 graphics, and be constructed on Zen 2, with LPDDR5 guidance (as indicated by a previous rumor on Twitter).

Additionally, the Linux code confirms VCN three. guidance for the Van Gogh chips (and guidance for AV1 decode).

Faster rather than afterwards?

This popping up in Linux now suggests that we could see these Ryzen 5000 chips sooner rather than afterwards. Presently, their anticipated debut is early 2021, but probably it’ll be very early 2021 most likely at CES? Or could we see a reveal potentially even this calendar year? Who is aware, and of program all this is pure guesswork, although the latter continue to seems rather not likely.

Whatsoever the case, Ryzen 5000 APUs for notebooks are not considerably away now, and will of program go up from Intel’s Tiger Lake CPUs which have presently been exposed, and will begin pitching up in laptops just before the finish of 2020 (we presently know that some notebooks will be arriving in November).

These eleventh-gen cell chips from Intel seem to be shaping up very impressively from what we’ve noticed thus considerably, and of program occur with Xe built-in graphics, which signifies a large stage ahead for gaming on a laptop computer – and which is why RDNA 2 graphics will be key for AMD with its incoming Van Gogh APUs.

LPDDR5 guidance will be an extraordinary boon too, and one thing that Tiger Lake doesn’t offer you – at minimum not nonetheless, although Intel has promised it will in the long run.

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