All AMD Ryzen 7000 processors feature an integrated graphics core based on RDNA 2 architecture.Now the manufacturer has revealed the features of this embedded graphics, naming the main characteristics and features.Image source: AMDThe company has confirmed that the RDNA 2 embedded graphics core of Ryzen 7000 processors uses two Compute Units (Compute Units), that is has 128 stream processors.iGPU itself is part of the new chipset IOD (chip with input-output interfaces), which is produced according to the norm 6-nm process technology.Built-in graphics RDNA 2 processors Ryzen 7000 has the ability to hardware accelerate encoding and decoding of most popular video formats.It is declared to support H.264 and H.265 encoding, as well as AV1 decoding.It should be mentioned that AV1 decoding is also supported by Ryzen 6000 mobile processors and Radeon RX 6000 graphics gas pedals.It also claims to support HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 2.0 and USB Type-C with alternative DisplayPort mode for Ryzen 7000 embedded graphics.AMD also claims the ability of the \"embedded\" to output 4K resolution images at 60 frames per second. Features of AMD Ryzen 7000 Processor IOD ChipletThe Ryzen 7000 Processor IOD Chiplet claims to support DDR5-5200 RAM without overclocking.For comparison, current competing Intel Alder Lake processors support DDR5-4800 memory as standard.Also, the new AMD processor chipset provides support for 28 PCIe 5.0 lanes, which can be used by next-generation SSDs and graphics cards.All AMD Ryzen 7000 processors have the same IOD chipset with RDNA 2 graphics running at 2.2 GHz.It provides theoretical performance in single precision operations at 0.563 Tflops.In other words, it is 1/3 of the performance of Steam Deck game console graphics.
AMD introduced 6nm Mendocino mobile chips with Zen 2 cores and RDNA 2 graphics for affordable notebooks
AMD today introduced not only the Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors, but also entry-level notebook solutions.In the fourth quarter, AMD will release 6nm Mendocino mobile processors combining the Zen 2 architecture and integrated RDNA 2 graphics. Image source: AMDIn view of the scale of AMD's assault on its main competitor's position in the processor segment, even such bizarre combinations of innovations should be received favorably by the market.Laptops based on Mendocino processors will be able to get into the $399 to $699 price segment, offering Zen 2 computing architecture, RDNA 2 graphics architecture and a combination of four processing cores with eight threads.The Mendocino processor crystals will be manufactured using TSMC's 6nm technology.AMD now offers Dali and Picasso processors based on the Zen and Zen+ processor architectures and Vega graphics in the entry-level mobile segment.The novelty also offers not the most recent processor architecture (Zen 2 came out in 2019), but still it has a much higher performance.Also to the benefit of performance will be the presence of modern integrated graphics RDNA 2.AMD does not specify exactly how many graphics cores will have new products, hardly 12, as in the Radeon 680M senior chips Ryzen 6000.Note also that the chips Mendocino will offer support for LPDDR5 memory, which has a very high speed, which also will benefit productivity.Notebooks based on Mendocino processors will be able to offer more than ten hours of battery life for mixed use scenarios.Both Microsoft Windows and Google Chrome OS will be offered as the operating system.Characteristically, AMD already offers a combination of Zen 2 computing architecture and 6nm manufacturing technology, as Van Gogh hybrid processors are produced with this recipe and are used in Valve's Steam Deck gaming consoles.
AMD no longer believes that 4 GB of video memory is not enough for gaming - the company changed its mind before the release of Radeon RX 6500 XT with 4 GB
After the wide publicity in the western press the page with the post described in the news was again available on the site of AMD. What was the reason for its absence & ; is unknown. Original news: AMD has removed from its official AMD Community blog the statement that having only 4 GB of video card memory is not enough for modern games. This was brought to the attention of KitGuru, which found that one of the entries from 2020, in which the manufacturer claimed this, has completely disappeared from AMD's website.
It seems that the company no longer believes that the graphics gas pedal's 4 GB of memory is not enough for gaming. Curiously enough, the entry from the AMD blog disappeared before the official launch of sales of the new Radeon RX 6500 XT gaming model equipped with just 4 GB of GDDR6 memory. Recall that sales of this graphics card start today. An old AMD blog post from 2020 claimed that next-gen games require more video memory to load textures, especially when it comes to using high image quality settings. Having a small amount of memory can lead to errors, low framerate and «stutter» picture. «AMD leads the industry on the issue of providing gamers with graphics solutions with high VRAM capacity for its entire product range. Competitive entry-level and similarly priced products are only willing to offer up to 4 GB of video memory, which is insufficient for today's games. Radeon RX series graphics gas pedals are ready to offer 6 or 8 GB of memory, allowing to run games at maximum image quality settings» & ; wrote AMD in June 2020.
The old entry referred to a promotional campaign related to the launch of the Radeon RX 5500 XT graphics card equipped with 8GB of video memory. Its successor on the new RDNA 2 architecture offers half the memory and half the memory bus bit, which is 64 bits instead of 128 bits of the previous generation model. The recommended price Radeon RX 6500 XT is $200. However, the card will not be sold in a reference design. Some AMD partners have already announced the recommended price of the novelty in its design & ; from 300 euros.
AMD unveiled a number of new products today at CES 2022. In addition to the affordable Radeon RX 6500 XT gaming graphics card, which has a recommended price of only $199, the «red» released an even more affordable and lower performance graphics gas pedal called Radeon RX 6400, which will not be available from retailers.
Radeon RX 6400 graphics card will be supplied only to OEM-computer manufacturers, that is, you can buy it only as part of a complete system. In contrast to the Radeon RX 6500 XT, which has 16 calculation blocks with RDNA 2 architecture, the Radeon RX 6400 will be only 12 such blocks. Note that the same number of RDNA 2 graphics cores has built-in graphics older mobile Ryzen 6000 processors. It turns out that the Radeon RX 6400 offers 768 stream processors, and the maximum reference GPU frequency is 2039 MHz. A useful feature for many new items is that it requires only 53 watts of power. The Radeon RX 6400 is equipped with 4 GB of memory with a bandwidth of 16 Gbps. As mentioned above, the graphics card can not be purchased at retail, at least officially they will not be sold that way. However, this may be for the best, because graphics gas pedals are now sold at a price many times higher than the recommended. And here is a computer with Radeon RX 6400 for a relatively low price may well be a way out for an unpretentious gamer in the current difficult times.
VideoCardz portal obtained an image of Navi 24, the low-end GPU, which is going to form basis for Radeon RX 6000 entry-level desktop and, most likely, mobile graphics. This is the most compact graphics chip, based on AMD RDNA 2 architecture.
According to the source, the Navi 24 has an area of 141 mm2. In other words, it is smaller than the Navi 14 generation RDNA 1 with an area of 158 mm2, which was used in models such as the Radeon RX 5500 XT and Radeon RX 5300. The published image of Navi 24 confirms that the processor has half as many Compute Units as the Navi 23 chip used in the Radeon RX 6600. Each such unit contains 64 stream processors. Thus, their total number is 1024 pieces. The size of Infinity Cache of Navi 24 is reduced to 16 MB, and it has a memory controller with 64-bit bus bit rate support. If we believe the rumors, Navi 24 & ; this is the first GPU based on 6nm production processor. AMD is expected to unveil the new and probably the last member of the RDNA 2 graphics family as early as next week. The chip will be used in Radeon RX 6500 XT and Radeon RX 6400 graphics cards. The first card is to be launched on January 19. The second will be distributed exclusively through PC OEMs and will be available later.
In addition to the announcement of new Radeon RX 6500M and Radeon RX 6300M mobile graphics cards, AMD, according to unconfirmed information, is going to update the existing mobile graphics gas pedals. According to VideoCardz, citing several sources, the updated graphics processors NAVI 2X on RDNA 2 architecture will be released in a series of Radeon RX 6000S.
It is indicated that the updated NAVI 2X mobile chips will be based on TSMC's 6nm process technology. The density of transistors in the updated GPU will increase by 18% compared to the current mobile GPUs in video cards Radeon RX 6000M-series. The new chips will provide higher performance per watt than current models. It is also noted that the clock frequency of Radeon RX 6000S graphics processors will be higher than the current models. The announcement of updated Radeon RX 6000S graphics, most likely, will be held at the same time with the announcement of new Ryzen 6000H mobile processors codenamed Rembrandt. In addition to new AMD mobile graphics cards, at the beginning of next year we also expect to see GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti from NVIDIA, as well as discrete graphics cards from Intel's Arc Alchemist series. So, the beginning of next year promises to be very interesting. About all these novelties, most likely, we will find out during the international electronics exhibition CES 2022, which will be held in January.
The famous Geekbench 5 benchmark has revealed information about Samsung's next-generation flagship mobile platform equipped with AMD graphics processor based on RDNA 2 architecture.
The chipset hiding behind the codename SM-S906B is supposedly the expected Exynos 2200 mobile solution with AMD's most advanced mobile GPU.
Data Geekbench indirectly confirm this assumption, the test data flashes a reference to the AMD driver with API Vulkan, as well as mentioning Samsung Voyager EVTA1 & ; previously sources reported that the Exynos 2200 will be the fruit of cooperation Samsung and AMD, and under the codename Voyager concealed GPU developed by the latter.
Samsung Exynos 2200 will get an eight-core processor with four cores up to 1.73 GHz, three & ; up to 2.5 GHz and one & ; up to 2.59 GHz. The frequencies are even lower than the Exynos 2100 model. Presumably, the Geekbench database gives information about the engineering sample & ; such are usually weaker than the final versions. There is no data about the graphics gas pedal in the benchmark. According to rumors, the GPU model Exynos 2200 will get 384 stream processors combined into 6 computing modules.
The main processor scored 1072 points in the single-core test and 3389 points & ; in multi-core. By comparison, the results of the Exynos 2100 & ; 1112 and 4073 points, respectively. The Samsung Exynos 2200 platform is expected to be used to build the company's latest flagship smartphones in early 2022.
AMD, as expected, today unveiled a new graphics processor-based graphics card with RDNA 2 architecture. We are talking about a mid-priced model Radeon RX 6600 XT, which is positioned as a solution for quality gaming in 1080p resolution (1920 1080 dots).
The Radeon RX 6600 XT is based on the Navi 23 GPU, which has 32 Compute Units (CUs). This means 2048 stream processors and 32 ray tracing units in real time.
The reference gaming clock speed of the GPU is claimed to be 2359 MHz. The graphics card features 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, as well as a fast 32 MB Infinity Cache buffer.
There is also support for Smart Access Memory technology, which boosts FPS by giving the CPU direct access to the entire memory array of the graphics card.
Radeon RX 6600 XT power consumption is claimed to be 160W, one 8-pin slot is enough for additional power. AMD noted in the presentation that 2/3 of gaming monitors displays in 2020 had the resolution of 1080p, so the novelty is aimed at the most mass market segment.
AMD also notes that most players would be worth upgrading their old graphics card, pointing out that the most popular gas pedal among Steam users GeForce GTX 1060, which no longer gives the cherished 60 FPS in modern games. In fact, AMD also compares Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card with GeForce GTX 1060, noting the superiority of new items more than twice.
Compared to its predecessor Radeon RX 5600 XT, AMD novelty provides 1.4–1.7 times performance gain, which makes it a faster offering compared to Radeon RX 5700 as well. AMD considers GeForce RTX 3060 to be a direct competitor to Radeon RX 6600 XT.
According to the manufacturer, the novelty surpasses the competitor in many modern games, as well as providing a higher frame rate in massively competitive games. And due to the support of FidelityFX Super Resolution technology the graphics card is able to provide even more impressive FPS level in compatible games.
In some cases due to this technology almost triple frame rate growth is promised. AMD also mentioned its Radeon Boost technology, which provides increasing FPS by dynamically changing resolutions. AMD will not release Radeon RX 6600 XT reference graphics card.
Instead there will be a lot of versions from the company's partners on the market. Sales are scheduled to begin on August 11. The recommended price of novelty $379.
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