On Monday, AMD officially announced the entry-level desktop APU is the seventh generation of Bristol Ridge, performance and energy efficiency than the previous generation has significantly improved. AMD also confirmed Zen processor and the new APU (Bristol Ridge) AM4 will use the new interface, and support for DDR4.
The seventh-generation desktop APU (Bristol Ridge) will have eight models corresponding to different prices, most high-end A12-9800 will be equipped with four core, basic frequency 3.8GHz, followed excavators architecture, image processing using the Radeon R7 unit, TDP is 65W. Most low-end model A6-9500E, four core, fundamental frequency of 3.0GHz, Radeon R5 using the image processing unit, TDP is 35W. There is a non-APU model as Athlon X4 950, 4-core 3.5GHz frequency basis in the Bristol Ridge, TDP is 65W.
AMD said the newly released Intel Core i5-6500 APU compared with 17 percent of the processing speed advantage, the image performance of the latter's nuclear Gengshi Bi was 99% higher performance.
But more interesting is the new AM4 interface to make Zen processor and the new APU (Bristol Ridge) will use the new interface, support for DDR4, USB 3.1 G2, native support for the SATA Express and NVMe, AMD will be the first launch AM4 Interface the three chipsets: AMD B350 corresponding to the mainstream market, AMD A320 corresponding to the mass market, AMD X / B / A300 corresponding to the small crowd motherboard.