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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

Pairing Navi graphics with Zen 2 CPUs, Van Gogh looks set boost performance for the ultraportable sector (Image source: AMD)
Pairing Navi graphics with Zen 2 CPUs, Van Gogh looks set to boost performance in the ultraportable sector (Image source: AMD)
Tipster @patrickschur_ revealed new details about AMD’s upcoming Van Gogh mobile APUs. The new chips will evidently feature Zen 2 CPUs paired with Navi graphics and target a low power profile between 7.5W-18W.

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. 

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-08-22 (Update: 2020-08-22)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.