New Generation of Ryzen CPUs, New Ryzen APUs, New Radeon Vega Mobile GPUs Coming in 2018
Building on the global enthusiasm generated in 2017 by Ryzen™ processors and Radeon™ graphics technology, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today detailed its forthcoming roll-out plan for its new and next generation of high-performance computing and graphics products during an event in Las Vegas just prior to the opening of CES 2018. Alongside announcing the first desktop Ryzen™ processors with built-in Radeon™ Vega Graphics, AMD also detailed the full line up of Ryzen™ mobile APUs including the new Ryzen™ PRO and Ryzen™ 3 models, and provided a first look at the performance of its upcoming 12nm 2nd generation Ryzen™ desktop CPU expected to launch in April. In graphics, AMD announced the expansion of the "Vega" family with Radeon Vega Mobile and that its first 7nm product is planned to be a Radeon "Vega" GPU specifically built for machine learning applications.
"We successfully accomplished the ambitious goals we set for ourselves in 2017, reestablishing AMD as a high-performance computing leader with the introduction and ramp of 10 different product families," said AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. "We are building on this momentum in 2018 as we make our strongest product portfolio of the last decade even stronger with new CPUs and GPUs that bring more features and more performance to a broad set of markets."
AMD CTO and SVP Mark Papermaster shared updates on AMD's process technology roadmaps for both x86 processors and graphics architectures.
- x86 Processors
- The "Zen" core, currently shipping in Ryzen desktop and mobile processors, is in production at both 14nm and 12nm, with 12nm samples now shipping.
- The "Zen 2" design is complete and will improve on the award-winning "Zen" design in multiple dimensions.
- AMD is on track to deliver performance and performance-per-watt improvements through 2020.
- Graphics Processors
- Expanding the "Vega" product family in 2018 with the Radeon Vega Mobile GPU for ultrathin notebooks.
- The first 7nm AMD product, a Radeon "Vega" based GPU built specifically for machine learning applications.
- A production-level machine learning software environment with AMD's MIOpen libraries supporting common machine learning frameworks like TensorFlow and Caffe on the ROCm Open eCosystem platform. The industry's first fully open heterogeneous software environment, which is making it easier to program using AMD GPUs for high performance compute and deep learning environments.
Client Compute Updates
AMD SVP and General Manager, Computing and Graphics Business Group Jim Anderson detailed upcoming AMD client compute processors including:
- The Ryzen™ desktop processor with Radeon™ graphics
- Desktop Ryzen™ APUs combine the latest "Zen" core and AMD Radeon™ graphics engine based on the advanced "Vega" architecture, bringing:
- The highest performance graphics engine in a desktop processor1
- Advanced quad core performance with up to 8 processing threads
- 1080p HD+ gaming performance without a discrete graphics card
- Beautiful display features with Radeon™ FreeSync technology2
- Full benefit of Radeon™ software driver features including Radeon™ Chill, Enhanced Sync and Radeon™ ReLive
- Planned to be available starting February 12, 2018.
Ryzen™ Desktop Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics:
|Model||CPU Cores||Threads||Max Boost Clock (GHz)||Graphics Compute Units1||Max GPU Clock (MHz)||L2/L3 Cache (MB)||cTDP (Watts)|
|Ryzen™ 5 2400G with Radeon™ RX Vega11 Graphics||4||8||3.9||11||1250||6||45-65W|
|Ryzen™ 3 2200G with Radeon™ Vega8 Graphics||4||4||3.7||8||1100||6||45-65W|
Ryzen™ PRO mobile processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics:
|Model||CPU Cores||Threads||Max Clock (GHz)||Graphics Compute Unitsiii||Max GPU Clock (MHz)||L2/L3 Cache (MB)||cTDP (Watts)|
|Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700U with Radeon™ Vega10 Graphics||4||8||3.8||10||1300||6||15W Nominal|
|Ryzen™ 5 PRO 2500U with Radeon™ Vega8 Graphics||4||8||3.6||8||1100||6||15W Nominal|
|Ryzen™ 3 PRO 2300U with Radeon™ Vega6 Graphics||4||4||3.4||6||1100||6||15W Nominal|
- Ryzen™ Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Vega Graphics
- AMD expanded the Ryzen Mobile Processor family, featuring the world's fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks line up, with the introduction of the Ryzen 3 mobile processor.
Ryzen™ mobile processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics:
|Model||CPU Cores||Threads||Max Clock (GHz)||Graphics Compute Unitsiii||Max GPU Clock (MHz)||L2/L3 Cache (MB)||cTDP (Watts)|
|Ryzen™ 7 2700U with Radeon™ RX Vega10 Graphics||4||8||3.8||10||1300||6||15W Nominal|
|Ryzen™ 5 2500U with Radeon™ Vega8 Graphics||4||8||3.6||8||1100||6||15W Nominal|
|Ryzen™ 3 2300U with Radeon™ Vega6 Graphics||4||4||3.4||6||1100||6||15W Nominal|
|Ryzen™ 3 2200U with Radeon™ Vega3 Graphics||2||4||3.4||3||1000||5||15W Nominal|
Graphics & Gaming Updates
AMD discussed its first mobile discrete graphics solution based on the "Vega" architecture. This razor-thin Radeon Vega Mobile GPU is designed to enable new, powerful gaming notebooks in 2018 with extraordinary performance and incredible efficiency.
AMD also announced that Radeon™ Software will add support for HDMI 2.1 Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technology on Radeon™ RX products in an upcoming driver release. This support will come as an addition to the Radeon™ FreeSync technology umbrella, as displays with HDMI 2.1 VRR support reach market.
Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 5 will support Radeon™ RX Vega specific features like Rapid Packed Math as well as Radeon™ FreeSync 2 technology. Radeon™ RX Vega owners will be able to enjoy Far Cry 5 at exceptional fidelity, with stunning frame rates and beautiful image quality.
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- Learn more about AMD Ryzen™ Mobile processors at AMD.com/RyzenMobile
- Learn more about AMD Ryzen™ PRO Mobile processors at AMD.com/RyzenPROMobile
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Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 12/08/2017 for the Ryzen 5 2400G, and 09/04/2015 for the Core i7-5775c on the following systems. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used.
System Configs: All systems equipped with Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD, Windows 10 RS2 operating system. Socket AM4 System: Ryzen 52400G processor, 16B (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2667 RAM, Graphics Driver 1710181048-17.40-171018a-319170E 23.20.768.0 :: 12/08/2017. Socket LGA1150 System: Core i7-5775c processor, 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1867 MHz RAM, graphics driver 10.18.15.4256:: 09/04/2015. 3DMark 11 Performance benchmark used to represent graphics power. The following processors achieved the following scores in 3DMark 11 ‘performance’ benchmark v184.108.40.206: The Ryzen 5 2400G: 5042. Also in v220.127.116.11, .The Core i7-5775c, the Intel desktop processor with the highest Intel desktop graphics performance, achieved 3094. RZG-01
- FreeSync 2 does not require HDR capable monitors; driver can set monitor in native mode when FreeSync 2 supported HDR content is detected. Low-latency HDR only attainable when using a FreeSync 2 API enabled game or video player and content that uses at least 2x the perceivable brightness and color range of sRGB, and using a FreeSync 2 qualified monitor. Based on AMD internal testing as of November 2016. GD-105.
- AMD Radeon™ and FirePro™ GPUs based on the Graphics Core Next architecture consist of multiple discrete execution engines known as a Compute Unit (“CU”). Each CU contains 64 shaders (“Stream Processors”) working together. GD-78
- “Processor for ultrathin notebooks” defined as 15W nominal processor TDP. Based on testing of the AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700U, AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 2500U, and Core i7-8550U mobile processors as of 10/6/2017 Performance based on Cinebench R15 nT and 3DMark® TimeSpy in order of AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700U and Intel 8550U. Cinebench R15 nT results: 660.5, 498.2; 3DMark TimeSpy results: 978, 350. 50:50 CPU:GPU weighted relative performance with i7 baseline: Intel i7-8650U = (498.2/498.2*.5) + (350/350*.5) = 100%; AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U = (660.5/498.2*.5) + (978/350*.5) = 206%.AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700U Processor: HP 83C6, AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700U Processor with Radeon™ Vega 10 Graphics, 8GB Dual Channel (2x4GB) DDR4-2400 RAM, Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro RS2, Graphics driver 22.19.655.0, 12-Sep-2017. i7-8550U: KBL Woody_KL, i7-8550U with Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8GB Dual Channel (2x4GB) DDR4-2400 RAM, MTFDDAV256TBN - M.2 Sata, Windows 10 Pro RS2, Graphics driver 18.104.22.16871, 12-Aug-2017. Different configurations and drivers may yield different results. RPM-6
- Testing by AMD Performance labs. PCMark 10 Extended is used to simulate productivity performance; the AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700U scored 3102, while the Intel i7-8550U scored 2533 for a benchmark score comparison of 3102/2533 = 1.22X or 22% faster. AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700U: HP 83C6, AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700U with Radeon™ Vega 10 Processor Graphics, 8GB DDR4-2400 RAM, Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro RS2, Graphics driver 22.19.655.2, 06-Sep-2017. Core i7-8550U: Acer Spin 5, Core i7-8550U with Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8GB DDR4-2400 RAM, MTFDDAV256TBN - M.2 Sata SSD, Windows 10 Pro RS2, Graphics driver 22.214.171.12471, 12-Aug-2017. Different configurations and drivers may yield different results. RPM-2
- Testing by AMD Performance labs. 3DMark® 11 Performance is used to simulate system performance; the AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700U scored 4357, while the Intel i7-8550U scored 1937 for a benchmark score comparison of 4357/1937 = 2.25X or 125% faster and the Intel i7-7500U scored 1743 for benchmark score comparison of 4357/1743 = 2.50X or 150% faster. AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700U: HP Envy x360 @25W, AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700U Processor with Radeon™ Vega 10 Graphics, 8GB DDR4-2400 RAM, Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro RS2, Graphics driver 22.19.655.2, 06-Sep-2017. Intel Core i7-8550U: Acer Swift 3, Intel Core i7-8550U with Intel UHD Graphics 620 @15W, 16GB DDR4-2400 RAM, Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro RS2, Graphics driver 126.96.36.19971, 12-Aug-2017. Intel Core i7-7500U: HP Envy x360, Intel Core i7-7500U with Intel HD Graphics 620 @15W, 8GB DDR4-2400 RAM, Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro RS2, Graphics driver 188.8.131.5291 , 01-Jun-2017. Different configurations and drivers may yield different results. RPM-1
- Based on AMD testing as of 10/11/2017. Battery life targets for the AMD Ryzen™ PRO Processor with Radeon™ Graphics assume a fully power-optimized software/hardware solution stack , and the following system configuration: AMD Reference Platform, AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700U, 2x4GB DDR4-2400, graphics driver 17.30.1025, Windows 10 x64 (1703). Assuming a 50 Wh battery capacity, MobileMark 14 battery life for the Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U playback is estimated at 13.5 hours. Different configurations and drivers may yield different results. RPM-5
- AMD SenseMI technology is built into all Ryzen processors, but specific features and their enablement may vary by product and platform. Learn more at http://www.amd.com/en/technologies/sense-mi. mXFR enablement must meet AMD requirements. Not enabled on all notebook designs. Check with manufacturer to confirm “amplified mXFR performance” support.
- mXFR enablement must meet AMD requirements. Not enabled on all notebook designs. Check with manufacturer to confirm “amplified mXFR performance” support.