Expreview: AMD expected to launch 7nm APU at the end of this year

Published: 22nd Aug 2018, 08:02 GMT | Comments

Update: It appears that the rumor about “Raven Ridge 2018” was actually referring to Ryzen 2000H series (supposedly 12nm).


Original story: AMD is expected to unleash 7nm consumer products at the end of this year, a report claims.

AMD Ryzen 3000G series?

According to Expreview AMD could reveal 7nm Ryzen Raven Ridge APUs later this year. The story is allegedly based on Citigroup analyst report, which describes TSMC production capacity for different nodes. He claims that AMD will launch 7nnm APU at the end of this year.

Interestingly enough, yesterday at Hotchips, AMD also confirmed that more power efficient APUs will be unveiled in 2018. They specifically referred to them as Raven Ridge, so we might be looking at a die shrink (otherwise it would probably carry a different codename).

AMD clarified that 7nm Vega and 7nm EPYC processors will have the priority for 7nm production. Consumer 7nm products were not expected this year.

The Ryzen 3000G series would, therefore, follow the path of Ryzen 2000G series, which were released before Ryzen desktop 2000 series.

Update 1:

Anandtech’s coverage of HotChips reveals the slide mentioned in this post. This slide only mentions Raven Ridge 2018. The 2000G series were released in 2018, so the power efficiency thing may actually refer to existing products. 

Update 2: Ryzen 7 2800H

AMD has their own dedicated website to 25X20 energy efficiency goal. The footnotes reveal that Raven Ridge 2018 is actually Ryzen 7 2800H, the high-end mobile CPU, which was rumored for a few months.

The efficiency goal is likely referring to 12nm refresh, rather than the 7nm APU.

FOOTNOTES

*The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice. Timelines, roadmaps, and/or product release dates shown herein are plans only and subject to change. Raven Ridge is a codename for AMD architecture, and is not a product name. GD-122

1. Based on AMD internal testing as of 6/15/2018. Relative energy efficiency based on a 50:50 weighted average of CPU+GPU performance (variable “C”), as evaluated by Cinebench R15 nT and 3DMark 11 P scores, divided by typical energy usage (variable “E”) as defined by: ETEC (Typical Energy Consumption for notebook computers), Energy Star Program Requirements Rev 6.1 10/2014. AMD “Kaveri” (2014) represents the baseline of 1.0X for CPU, GPU, and ETEC. AMD “Carrizo” (2015) efficiency 1.23C/0.35E=3.51X. AMD “Bristol Ridge” (2016) efficiency 1.36C/0.34E=3.97X. AMD “Raven Ridge” (2017) efficiency 2.47C/0.44E=5.66X. AMD “Raven Ridge 2018” eciency based on expected characteristics of forthcoming solution. Scores in order of Cinebench R15 nT/3DMark 11 P Score: “Kaveri” 232/2142 (100%), “Carrizo” 277/2709 (123%), “Bristol Ridge” 279/3234 (136%), “Raven Ridge” 667/4425 (247%), “Raven Ridge 2018” (based on expected characteristics of forthcoming solution). AMD Reference Platform: “Kaveri” AMD FX-7600P, 2x4GB DDR3L-1600, Crucial CT256M4SSD2, Windows 8.1 x64 9600, Graphics Driver 13.350.0.0, 1366×768 / AMD Reference Platform: “Carrizo” AMD FX-8800P, 2x2GB DDR3-1866, Crucial CT256M550SSD1, Windows 10 x64 10586, Graphics Driver 21.19.137.514, 1366×768 / AMD Reference Platform: “Bristol Ridge” AMD FX-9830P, 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Crucial CT256M4SSD2, Windows 10 x64 10586, Graphics Driver 21.19.137.514, 1366×768 / AMD Reference Platform: “Raven Ridge” AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U, 2x4GB DDR4-2400, Samsung 850 Pro SSD, Windows 10 x64 15254, Graphics Driver: 22.19.655.2, 1920×1080 / AMD Reference Platform: “Raven Ridge 2018” based on expected characteristics of forthcoming solution. Results may vary with configuration and driver versions. RVM-108

  • AMD Reference Platform, “Kaveri” AMD FX-7600P, 2x4GB DDR3L-1600, Crucial CT256M4SSD2, Windows 8.1 x64 9600, Graphics Driver 13.350.0.0, 1366×768
  • AMD Reference Platform, “Carrizo” AMD FX-8800P, 2x2GB DDR3-1866, Crucial CT256M550SSD1, Windows 10 x64 10586, Graphics Driver 21.19.137.514, 1366×768
  • AMD Reference Platform, “Bristol Ridge” AMD FX-9830P, 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Crucial CT256M4SSD2, Windows 10 x64 10586, Graphics Driver 21.19.137.514, 1366×768
  • AMD Reference Platform, “Raven Ridge” AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U, 2x4GB DDR4-2400, Samsung 850 Pro SSD, Windows 10 x64, 6299.64, Graphics Driver: 23.20.768.0, 1920×1080
  • AMD Reference Platform, “Raven Ridge 2018” AMD Ryzen™ 7 2800H, 2x8GB DDR4-3200, Samsung VLV2560 SSD
    Windows 10 x64 16299.64, Graphics Driver: 23.20.768.0, 1920×1080

Source: Expreview


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