AMD Raven Ridge: Vega GPU cores, Zen CPU threads in 2018

Raven Ridge arrives in 2018 with Vega GPU cores, Zen CPU cores.

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AMD has unleashed so much this year: Ryzen, Ryzen Threadripper, Radeon RX 500 series and Radeon RX Vega series graphics cards, as well as a slew of Vega-based workstation/AI/datacenter level cards like Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, Radeon Instinct, and more.

AMD Raven Ridge: Vega GPU cores, Zen CPU threads in 2018 |

Looking into 2018, we have Raven Ridge: AMD's new APU that should be an impressive release thanks to its 8 x Zen CPU cores and 11 x Vega CUs. Raven Ridge was initially promised for late 2017, but with AMD having issues getting enough Vega GPUs into graphics cards, I'm sure there has been a good reason for the delay into the New Year.

AMD will be launching Raven Ridge on the AM4 socket for the desktop, while notebook designs will feature the FP5 notebook socket. Inside, they'll both feature Zen CPU cores and Vega CUs. We don't know about performance, but I'd expect 1080p 60FPS with great power efficiency... anything less would be disappointing.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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