AMD Reveals Some Raven Ridge APU Specs

/ 11 months ago

AMD Raven Ridge

A few weeks ago, AMD announced their roadmap for 2018. During the event, AMD revealed their new Zen+ Ryzen 2 CPUs and Raven Ridge APUs. Unfortunately, AMD was quite light on the details. Luckily for us, the official launch is coming up soon. Ahead of the release, AMD is releasing some more specifications. Today, we have two SKUs being detailed, the Ryzen 3 2200G, and the Ryzen 5 2400G.

Raven Ridge is a culmination of AMD’s long-term goals. The chips pair a quad-core Zen CPU with a Vega iGPU with up to 704 stream processors. Due to the great performance on both parts, the entire chip should work in greater harmony than previous APUs. The Ryzen 3 2200G is aimed at the budget market while the Ryzen 5 2400G strikes the mainstream. From the specifications, they appear to be great bargains at $99 and $169 respectively. The new information clarifies what we already learned from the AMD event.

AMD Raven Ridge APUs CPU Heavy At Last

The Ryzen 5 2400G features 4 cores and 8 threads clocked at 3.6 GHz boosting to 3.9 GHz. The CPU has 2MB of L2 cache and 4MB of L3 cache. The Vega 11 iGPU has 704 stream processors clocked at 1250 MHz. The Ryzen 3 2200G budget option has just 4 cores and 4 threads clocked at 3.5 GHz with a 3.7 GHz boost. The Vega 8 iGPU has 512 stream processors clocked at 1100 MHz. Both chips feature a 65W TDP which is the new standard for AMD.

Interestingly, AMD has unlocked the multiplier for both models. This should provide a helpful boost in performance for budget overclockers using the bundled AMD Wraith Stealther cooler. Overall, the chips appear to offer a good balance in performance. In fact, as a contrast to previous APUs, the CPU portion may finally outstrip the GPU side for once. Overall, Raven Ridge is the beginning of the culmination of the APU dream.

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2 Responses to “AMD Reveals Some Raven Ridge APU Specs”
  1. ET3D says:

    Interesting that RAM is only official supported up to 2933. IIRC they demoed it with 3600.

  2. peter j connell says:

    “Raven Ridge is the beginning of the culmination of the APU dream.” has resonance for me.

    I have been very long on AMD shares, my sole share holding, complicated by being non US resident.

    I was sold with the 28nm am2+ 4 core Kaveri APU. I thought it was a great option to intel for NON GAMERS, and I still think I was right. Intel marketing won the sales war.

    But I also correctly thought the future belonged to the processor maker who produced both cpu & gpuS. Risky as it was, about the only thing then management did right was buy Canadian ATI graphics.

    Intel only solve half the problem. AmdS persistence was justified, despite all, and the culmination of this is integrating the two processors onto a single die.

    RR is not a whim. It is far from their first APU. Its the peak of the “ridge” after a long climb.

    They have had many years to perfect their wish list for an APU when their new gen cpu, gpu and Fabric were ready.

    RR is the first, but it’s clearly the basis of a very flexible foundation for products at many price points.

    We have witnessed a proven progression with ~8/16/32 Zen core modules (based on multiple 4 core clusters – CCX).

    We have a proven new gen Vega gpu, now combined with a new variant of zen – (a single CCX) miniaturised onto a single die.

    so now we have not just zen processors being teamed, but zen processors teamed with Vega on a Fabric die. A huge first step, but the final remaining next step doesn’t sound hard.

    That is, combining larger multiples of gpu cores on a single module, initially IMO in high end discrete GPUs. Later tho, expect workstation / hedt APUs.

    They are very aware of the problems involved. Again, amd have a long history of losing the battle to team gpuS viably, as did Nvidia, and that’s exactly what Fabric was primarily intended to solve – bulletproof inter processor cache coherency.

    afaik, its the important bits of Navi, w/o having to wait for navi

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