AMD’s next-gen Zen APUs going to be 50% faster than their predecessor

AMD pushing Computex 2016, with the big reveal of the next-gen Polaris-based graphics cards, and the new Zen architecture on the CPU side. The Zen APUs are promised to have 50% increase in performance than the current Kaveri-based APUs.

Zen APUs

AMD’s new Zen APUs comes with the AM4 socket, with max 12 compute cores, with 4 of them CPU cores, while the rest 8 on the GPU cores. The flagship Zen APU will come with a 3.7GHz base and turbo boosting to 4.2GHz, with 2MB of L2 cache. The GPU side to feature 8 x GCN 3.0-based compute units, with 512 streaming processors and a TDP of 65W. Recent leaks suggest AMD also making a low-power version of Zen APU with 35W TDM and 2.9GHz to 3.8 GHz Turbo Boost.

The mid-range performance Zen APUs gets total 10 compute cores, with 4 CPU core and 6 GCN graphics core. These chips also have two different variants, one with 3.5GHz to 3.8GHz on boost while the low-powered 35W version will have a clock speed of 2.8GHz and boost of 3.5GHz. Lastly, the entry level ones will have 6 compute cores, at up to 3.5GHz and 3.8GHz on turbo, with 1MB of L2 cache. So we have a full range Zen APUs to lookup for.

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