AMD’s upcoming Zen 2 Renoir APU information has been largely confirmed and will be available for up to 8 core 16 thread versions. While Ryzen is eroding Intel’s market share in the desktop market, AMD is still struggling to shake Intel’s position in the notebook space.
The current combination of The Zen-APU provides good competitiveness in the mid-range notebook market, but still doesn’t put enough pressure on Intel in terms of overall performance. But the upcoming Renoir could make a difference.
First, let’s start with solid evidence: AMD, Acer, and HP have tested at least four different 15W APus, based on 3DMark’s running score data. The base clock frequencies are 1.7 GHz, 1.8 GHz, 2 GHz and 2.4 GHz. In addition, according to the PCMark page 10, you can see that the 2GHz model is an 8-core 8 thread ryzen 7 4700U with a Turbo frequency of 4.2GHz.
While it may be too early to discuss performance, it does score 18% higher than the 3700U, and while it is not comparable to Intel’s Core i7 six-core processor, it is well past the Intel Core i5 quad-core mobile processor.
With a 31% performance increase, the eight-core Ryzen 7 3700X consumes less power than Intel’s six-core Core i7-8700K, which means longer battery life for your notebook.
There are also reports that Renoir APU’s nuclear display uses a “Vega” architecture of the SIMD mechanism, as well as “Navi” display and multimedia engine. The core display will be 13 sets of Cu, with a total of 832 stream processors. From the internal code, B12 is the highest version, will carry 12-13 sets of Cu, B10 will carry 10-11 sets of CU, B8 has 8-9 sets of CU, B6 has 6 sets of CU, B4 has 3-4 sets of CU. When the Renoir APU risotto was exposed last month, the Vega 15, or 15 sets of CuUs, was mentioned, and 960 stream processors were mentioned
At the time, the personal forecast desktop version of the APU maximum power consumption may be increased to 95W. However, it now appears that the mobile version 15W/45W, the desktop version of the 35W/65W specifications, and the B12 core configuration will only be used for mobile processors, the desktop processor is capped at B10. The following two pictures are exposed APU models, a total of 28 processors.
In short, AMD has many Bright APus. TSMC’s 7nm process and Zen 2 have proven themselves to be ahead of Intel in power efficiency and application of IPC (per clock instruction), and with the prospect of upgrading to the octa-core, Renoir offers great promise for AMD Board Intel.