The first leaks have emerged detailing the performance of AMD's forthcoming Ryzen APUs, CPUs with integrated Radeon Vega M graphics intended for laptops and other mobile devices.
The U-suffixed devices that have been leaked are the Ryzen 5 2500U and the Ryzen 7 2700U. They feature AMD's new Zen microprocessor architecture, which it first unveiled in February this year with the Ryzen 7.
While the details are not exactly comprehensive, they suggest that the Ryzen 7 2700U will run at a standard clock speed of 2.2GHz, which a turbo mode capable of carrying U-series devices to between 3.8GHz and 4.0GHz, according to the leaks, depending on the cooling that will be built in to the device. It will offer a TDP of about 35 watts.
The leaks appear to be official slides intended to accompany the launch, quite possibly to drum up interest in the launch in advance - details of almost every AMD launch this year have been leaked a week or so in advance, suggesting that a major unveiling is planned for some time next week.
The leaked slides suggest that the new Ryzen APUs will offer 50 per cent better CPU performance compared to AMD's previous generation APUs, and 40 per cent better GPU performance.
Details about the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, meanwhile, were accidentally leaked by HP Inc earlier this week when it released details about a forthcoming HP Envy x360 laptop.
That revealed that the Ryzen 5 2500U will offer four cores and eight threads, and will run at a standard 2GHz, but with a turbo clock speed of up to 3.6GHz.
The U-series Ryzen APUs about to be launched are largely intended for consumer devices, with Mobile Ryzen Pro devices aimed at business coming out in the first half of next year.
Also launching next year will be Zen 2, which will largely entail a shrinking of the Ryzen process node from 14nm to 12nm, offering a little more performance in eight-core Pinnacle Ridge-coded CPUs. That will be followed by ‘Gray Hawk' APUs in 2019, which will integrate Zen 2 CPU cores with Navi, the GPU core intended to follow on from this year's disappointing Vega graphics core.
Hardware tech site PCPer, meanwhile, also showed off some leaked benchmarks of the two APUs. These indicate that while the Ryzen APUs will be competitive with Intel, they are unlikely to blow them out of the water.
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