New AMD Ryzen “Van Gogh” mobile APU details emerge: Zen 2 CPUs and RDNA2 graphics set to turbocharge 7.5W to 18W low-power notebooks
Tipster @patrickschur_ revealed new details about AMD’s upcoming mobility-oriented Van Gogh APU lineup. Evidently, Van Gogh will combine AMD’s Zen 2 CPU cores with Navi graphics on low-power APUs in the 7.5-18W range.
By leveraging the power-efficient 7nm fabrication process, Van Gogh parts should be able to deliver a substantial boost to both CPU and GPU capabilities in the ultraportable segment. We aren’t clear at the moment about the exact Navi parts in use here. However, we expect significant performance gains over AMD’s current 7nm Vega GPUs found in the Renoir lineup.
The high GPU performance and reliable Zen 2 CPU cores make for some very interesting possibilities, including AAA gaming in upcoming tablets like the Microsoft Surface Pro.
By leveraging RDNA2, AMD might also able to hold its own when Tiger Lake and Gen12 Intel Xe graphics arrive in the next couple months. Since Van Gogh appears to be utilising the same Zen 2 cores as Renoir, it’ll also be interesting to see how CPU performance fares relative to Intel’s Tiger Lake.