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AMD Van Gogh APUs To Bring The Power of RDNA 2 In Ultra-Low Power Ryzen Notebooks, Quad Zen 2 Cores & Up To 8 Navi Compute Units

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New information regarding AMD's Van Gogh line of Ryzen APUs for ultra-low power notebooks has been leaked. According to the details, we now have an idea of how many CPU & GPU cores the new chips will pack and what other features they are going to bring for power-constrained laptops & PC devices.

AMD's Van Gogh Powered Ryzen Notebooks To Feature RDNA 2 GPU & Zen 2 CPU Cores

AMD's Ryzen APUs that are part of the Van Gogh family will feature two key technologies. These include the Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU architectures. The design will be unlike anything that AMD has done on the PC platform but the same two architectures have been incorporated for the next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony. The existing Ryzen 5000 Cezanne APUs feature the Zen3 CPU and Vega Enhanced GPU architecture.

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AMD Van Gogh APUs are expected to launch with RDNA 2 & Zen 2 cores later this year. (Image Credits: Moore's Law is Dead)

In details posted by Moore's Law is Dead, it is reported that the Van Gogh Ryzen APUs will come with quad-core designs. The AMD Zen 2 powered chips will be based on the TSMC 7nm process node and will feature a monolithic design composed of the CPU, GPU, and I/O IPs. The chip itself will have a very small footprint in terms of die area and the lower cache will allow for cost-savings for AMD in mass-producing these chips.

At the heart of the Van Gogh Ryzen APUs would be the AMD RDNA 2 graphics architecture. MLID reports that the APU is expected to feature a total of 8 Compute Units based on the RDNA 2 GPU architecture. In terms of performance, the Van Gogh APUs should deliver faster performance vs Cezanne APUs in graphics but don't expect them to be a lot faster as the Cezanne chips have a bigger power budget dedicated to the GPU cores while Van Gogh APUs will feature a total TDP of around 7.5-15W.

As for Infinity Cache, it is already confirmed that AMD won't be featuring that on its Van Gogh APUs as confirmed in the latest Linux Kernel patch.

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The AMD Van Gogh Ryzen APUs will also rely on LPDDR5 memory and once again, the movie is to offer the latest IPs which looks good from a marketing perspective than offering higher gaming bandwidth. The APUs will be designed for the FF3 socket which is a compact low power socket to compete against Tiger Lake-U processors. Intel's Tiger Lake-U is in fact the direct competitor for Van Gogh and AMD can also use the chip in the future for low-cost products until a true successor arrives which has already been leaked as Dragon Crest.

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