Benchmarks for AMD's upcoming Raven Ridge APUs featuring the Zen CPU & Vega GPU microarchitectures have been spotted. The mobile Ryzen family of chips is expected to launch within the next couple of months, ahead of the holiday season.
This is going to be the company's first generation of mobile processors to feature its next generation Zen CPU microarchitecture that debuted back in March on the desktop. It's also going to be the first to feature the company's Vega graphics architecture, which the company only just debuted last month. It's also the first generation of mobile parts from the company to be built on the 14nm manufacturing technology, which delivers significant performance and power efficiency improvements over the previously used 28nm planar tech that Bristol Ridge is based on.
AMD Ryzen Mobile APUs Deliver Nearly Double The Performance Of AMD's Previous Generation
The particular Ryzen mobile APU sample that has been spotted is a mid range Ryzen 5 2500U chip, featuring 4 cores and support for 8 threads. This indicates that we will see even faster Ryzen 7 mobile parts. Back when Raven Ridge was made official in May AMD announced that Ryzen mobile will deliver up to 50% better CPU performance and up to 40% better GPU performance at half the power.
Based on the leaked performance figures we have on hand we have very little doubt that AMD has hit those goals. The Ryzen 5 2500U managed to score 9723 points in the multi-core portion of the Geekbench 4 test and 3625 points in the single threaded portion of the same test. By comparison, AMD's fastest mobile Bristol Ridge A12 9800B part scores nearly half the points in the multi-core portion of the test and more than 1200 points less in the single threaded portion of the test.
This translates to a 90% performance improvement in multi-threaded workloads and a 56% improvement in single-threaded performance. These figures vastly exceed what AMD had previously promised in May when Ryzen mobile was first announced.
This is possibly because the Ryzen 5 2500U APU has the same 15W TDP as the Bristol Ridge part. We have very little doubt that lower power variants of Ryzen mobile will likely hit those targets set out by AMD.
Next Generation AMD CPUs And APUs
|WCCFTech||AMD Summit Ridge||AMD Pinnacle Ridge||AMD Bristol Ridge||AMD Raven Ridge||AMD Gray Hawk|
|Family Name||Ryzen||TBD||AMD 7th Gen A-Series||Ryzen||TBD|
|Product Architecture||Zen||Zen Refresh / Zen 2||Excavator||Zen||Zen 2|
|CPU Cores||Up to 8||Up to 8||Up to 4||Up to 4||Up to 4|
|GPU Architecture||N/A||N/A||Caribbean Islands||Vega||Navi|