AMD Announces Ryzen Mobile With Vega Graphics

AMD just announced the first two Ryzen Mobile processors with Vega graphics. AMD is going rather hardcore with the release of their Ryzen 5 2500U and Ryzen 7 2700U quad-core processors.

AMD has been readying two major notebook processors release that should be very competitive with Intel for the first time in nearly a decade. Codenamed “Raven Ridge,” it was built based on the same successful Zen architecture first released to the consumer PC market as Ryzen earlier this year. AMD’s Ryzen chips for desktops lack integrated graphics, but new Ryzen Mobile chips have both CPU and GPU features in a single package.

The first products embedded with one of these two (let’s call them APUs) will be in Q4 in the Holiday 2017 season. The energy-friendly procs will offer a truckload of performance in both the CPU and embedded GPU segment. Both SKUs will be based on a quad-core processor with 8 threads (SMT).

If you look at the die shot, the graphics segment of the die is fairly huge, you may expect pretty nice performance there for a mobile part. The CPU and GPU are interconnected through AMD's Infinity Fabric high-speed IO interface.

The processor part is based on a 64K instruction, a 32K data cache (L1). The L2 cache is 512K per core and then there is a 4MB shared L3 cache.  The TDP for the new mobile parts is configurable in a 9W to a 25W range, with 15 Watt being the nominal TDP. The mobile processors can be paired with DDR4-2400 MHz memory configured in dual-channel mode.

Below an overview of some of the more interesting slides from the AMD media slide-deck (download).

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