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7nm AMD Ryzen 'Raven Ridge' APUs could launch four months after Navi

7nm AMD Ryzen 'Raven Ridge' APUs could be coming in Q4 this year. (Source: Wikichip)
7nm AMD Ryzen 'Raven Ridge' APUs could be coming in Q4 this year. (Source: Wikichip)
AMD could be launching 7nm Raven Ridge APUs sometime in Q4 2019, according to Wccftech quoting an insider source. Not much is known about the new parts, but it is assumed that 7nm Ryzen APUs will bring improvements in IPC and boost clocks along with increased graphics prowess for the integrated Vega GPU.
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We've seen some information leak about the 12nm AMD Picasso APUs viz. the Ryzen 3 3200G and Ryzen 5 3400G, but everyone's been wondering as to when AMD would transition Raven Ridge to 7nm. Wccftech quotes an insider source at AMD who seems to claim that 7nm APUs are indeed coming and that the company has plans to launch them "roughly 4 months after the launch of Navi." 

The first Navi GPUs, the Radeon RX 5000 series, are slated to launch on July 7. That means we could see 7nm Ryzen APUs sometime in November 2019 alongside the speculated 64-core Threadripper launch. There's also the possibility of AMD rather waiting it out and reserving the announcement for CES 2020. Apparently, the source mentioned the term "Raven Ridge refresh on the 7nm node" indicating that we could see similar IPC improvements and larger cache sizes found on the Ryzen 3rd generation processors. 

It will be interesting to see what improvements to the Vega integrated graphics the 7nm Ryzen APUs would bring to the table. Intel is already matching or exceeding Vega 10 performance with its new Gen11 GT2 graphics found in Ice Lake and with Tiger Lake expected to offer 2 TFLOPs of GPU power in 2020, the HTPC and All-in-One category could finally see some much needed action. 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-06-16 (Update: 2019-06-16)