AMD mobile Bristol Ridge, Basilisk and Styx APUs to arrive in 2016

Posted on Wednesday, April 29 2015 @ 22:58 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Please ignore the information below as AMD has announced that these leaked slides are fabricated.

"These slides contain fabricated content and were not generated by or on behalf of AMD" - AMD spokesperson

Earlier today I wrote about the leaked AMD desktop processor roadmap but it appears I looked over the mobile roadmap! The leaker over at the German tech site Planet3DNow claims to have sourced this slides from a leaked presentation that will be revealed during AMD's Financial Analyst Day next month.

This year mostly looks familiar, we have the Carrizo APU serving the mainstream and performance markets and the Carrizo-L APU for the lower-end/low-power markets. Both are made on a 28nm process, Carrizo features up to four Excavator cores while Carrizo-L has up to four Puma+ cores. Carrizo has a thermal envelope of 15-35W while Carrizo-L is targeting the 10-15W range.

We also see confirmation of Amur, a 20nm ARM-based SoC expected to be launched in the second half of this year. Amur has up to four ARM Cortex A57 based processor cores together with GCN Graphics Compute Units. Designed for the ultra-low-power market, Amur has a scenario design power (SDP) of roughly 2W.

Next year AMD's mobility roadmap moves to a 14nm process. Carrizo will be replaced by the mobile version of Bristol Ridge, which will feature up to four Zen CPU cores and next-gen GCN graphics cores, similar to the desktop version. The mobile Bristol Ridge APU series will have a TDP range of 15W to 35W.

In the mainstream market Basilisk will replace Carrizo-L, this APU will sport up to two Zen cores and next-gen GCN graphics cores. The Basilisk lineup will sport TDPs of 5W to 15W.

For the ultra-low-power segment AMD will be offering Styx, this is an APU based on the company's in-house ARMv8-A based K12 core. The slide reveals Styx will have up to two K12 processor cores coupled with next-gen GCN graphics units. Just like the 2015 Amur chip, Styx has a SDP of approximately 2W.

AMD Mobility roadmap

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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