AMD's 7-nm processors have already been in the series of Ruilong 3000 and EPYC 7002 this year. Now there are only 7-nm APUs left. During this year's Taipei Computer Show, the Ruilong 3000 APU of the Picasso series or the 12-nm process was launched.Renoir (Renoir)。
Previous reports suggest that Renoir (Renoir) will upgrade to the latest Navi architecture in addition to the 7Nm process and Zen2 architecture CPU, but the latest news may disappoint A Fan, because the GPU part is not the new architecture Navi but Vega.
Renoir (Renoir) APU appears in the latest Linux patch, but Vega 10 is mentioned in GPU, which belongs to the GFX9 series, and the latest Navi is the GFX10 series.Column.
However, although the Vega 10 number is the same as the current Ruilong 3000 APU, there is also a mystery inside. The patch code shows that it uses VCN 2.0 video decoding unit, while the current Vega 10 is VCN 1.0, indicating that the internal unit has changed.
Now the problem is a little suspense. Even if Renoir APU Vega 10 is a new version, the lack of Navi architecture means that the overall performance will not change much, even the rumored 7Nm may change, because the main goal of the Revlon APU is the notebook market, and the desktop market also dominates the performance of the market within a thousand yuan. The requirement is relatively low, and the requirement of power consumption and cost is relatively high. If AMD continues to polish the 12-nm primary APU, it is not impossible now.
But in other words, if AMD squeezes toothpaste like this, what's the cost advantage, but in the face of Intel, it has no advantage. The 10nm IceLake processor not only upgrades the CPU architecture greatly,The GPU has also been upgraded to Gen11, and the floating-point performance has doubled, leading Intel to have the bottom gas and the Vega 10 core display of the Sharon APU to harden.If the next generation of Ruilong 4000 APU is not upgraded, AMD's dream of expanding the notebook market will be hard to say.
In short, the Renoir (Renoir) APU is a bit confusing, and the Vega 10 core is even more disappointing, considering that this may be a mistake.