AMD BRISTOL RIDGE APU

AMD logoThe AMD Bristol Ridge processors will launch in October 2016 to the OEM market.  The new series utilize the Excavator CPU core and GCN graphics core architectures to deliver increased performance on the same process node.

AMD has done some fine tuning with their latest processors and that should be visible on Bristol Ridge processors. Teh upcoming Summit Ridge processors should be available in Q1 2017.

AMD 7TH GEN SOCKET AM4 APU PROCESSORS

7TH GEN AMD PRO A-SERIES AM4 DESKTOP ACCELERATED PROCESSORS
AMD APU Graphics CPU Cores GPU Cores CPU Clock Speed GPU Clock Speed TDP Total L2 Cache Memory Display Capabilities
AMD PRO A12-9800 Radeon™ R7 4 8 4.2/3.8 GHz 1108MHz 65W 2MB DDR4-2400 HDMI™ 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, DVI
AMD PRO A12-9800E Radeon™ R7 4 8 3.8/3.1 GHz 900MHz 35W 2MB DDR4-2400 HDMI™ 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, DVI
AMD PRO A10-9700 Radeon™ R7 4 6 3.8/3.5 GHz 1029MHz 45/65W 2MB DDR4-2400 HDMI™ 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, DVI
AMD PRO A10-9700E Radeon™ R7 4 6 3.5/3.0 GHz 847MHz 35W 2MB DDR4-2400 HDMI™ 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, DVI
AMD PRO A8-9600 Radeon™ R7 4 6 3.4/3.1 GHz 900MHz 45/65W 2MB DDR4-2400 HDMI™ 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, DVI
AMD PRO A6-9500 Radeon™ R5 2 4 3.8/3.5 GHz 1029MHz 45/65W 1MB DDR4-2400 HDMI™ 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, DVI
AMD PRO A6-9500E Radeon™ R5 2 4 3.4/3.0 GHz 800MHz 35W 1MB DDR4-2400 HDMI™ 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, DVI

 

platformAMD Bristol Ridge will support DDR4-2400 memory which is faster than Intel’s Skylake which supports DDR4-2133. Support for PCI Express 3.0 and M.2 is also included. SATA Express is also provided which will slowly replace the older SATA.

The AMD B350 chipset features 70% power reduction over its AM3+ predecessor (5.8W vs 19.6W). The DDR4 memory controller also offers roughly 22% more bandwidth.

As AMD develops the AM4 platform we expect the range of CPU and motherboard choices to grow considerably.

Bristol ridge APUs will sell on trays for under $100 wich will be integrated into low cost desktop machines. Boxed retail APUs will follow in the market as more motherboards become available.