The first chip to use AM4 will be the “Bristol Ridge” (BrR) accelerated processing unit with four “Excavator” cores, Radeon graphics based on the GCN 1.2 architecture, a dual-channel memory controller as well as basic input/output capabilities. The “Bristol Ridge” is due to be launched in July, 2016. The APU will be aimed at the mainstream part of the market and will be quite inexpensive. Unfortunately, it will only be 10 to 15 per cent faster than existing A-series APUs at the same clock-rates, which means that it will not be able to address the high-end segment of the market.
AMD Socket AM4 transition to take years
Posted on Friday, June 26 2015 @ 18:57 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck