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AMD Raven Ridge desktop APU reviews, news, performance, and pricingAMD Raven Ridge desktop APU reviews, news, performance, and pricing
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It is just wrong to be naming the new Raven Ridge chips the 2000 series without it being on 12nm. THAT should have been the VERY VERY VERY FIRST information they gave us. Now my excitement for the 2400G has been lessened greatly, and it has probably completely wiped out all the plans I have been making.Reply
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Don't be too down on them just because of that. You are still getting a bit of a clockspeed bump compared with the CPUs they're replacing, in line with the boost the other 2000-series chips will offer.


You're also getting the updated versions of Precision Boost and XFR, so most of the performance benefits of the Zen+ design will be at least partially represented in Raven Ridge.


And don't forget the 12nm lithography is just a slightly more refined version of the 14nm process, not a huge jump in areal density.

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AMD's Vega and Ryzen refreshes are chasing efficiency gains with a new 12nm nodeAMD's Vega and Ryzen refreshes are chasing efficiency gains with a new 12nm node
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When is AMD expected to announce the RX 600 series using Vega 11? I had thought it was this coming CES 2018 but now I can't seem to find the information. I hope we see a 680 sku using 12nm Vega 11 and GDDR6. At the same price as the current 580. That would be most excellent if it happens before April and they can somehow get the drivers installed in Ubuntu 18.04 before it releases. I have the money today for a new 580 but something is telling me to hold out for 680. I don't want to wait if it's not Q1.
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AMD's $300 Polaris 10 GPU reportedly offers similar performance to NVIDIA's GTX 980 tiAMD's $300 Polaris 10 GPU reportedly offers similar performance to NVIDIA's GTX 980 ti
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I highly doubt the hinted at assumptions are true, but if its even remotely close to 980 ti levels then it's obviously part of the so called "AMD Master Plan" that has been suggested recently. And let's just assume for a moment that this is true, then just imagine what Vega means. I'm starting to smell some real competition in the air finally. I sure hope anyway.
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