At its Computex event in Taipei, AMD has unveiled the latest lineup of its 7th generation processors, which also carries the codename: Bristol Ridge. Before we get to that, one interesting detail that was mentioned by AMD during its keynote was the fact that the two-year CPU improvements between it’s APUs over Intel’s Core i5 CPU has increased by 56%, as opposed to just 25% on Intel’s processors.
That aside, AMD has announced seven brand new APUs that spans across its entire lineup of A12 up to E2 series lineup. Amongst the newly introduced 7th generation APUs is the AMD A12-9730P, which the company claims to be better in terms of system and gaming performance when compared against Intel’s i5-6200U processor.
Other features include DirectX 12 support, HEVC and accelerated VP9 format decoding, as well as support for DDR4 2400MHz RAMs. In addition, the AMD A12-9730P APU will also boast a base and max CPU frequency speeds of 2.8GHz and 3.5GHz respectively. Graphics will be powered by an unspecified Radeon R7 series iGPU.
Next up is the AMD A9-9410 APU. According to AMD, this APU possess a base and max clock speed of 2.9GHz and 3.5GHz respectively – making it faster compared to Intel’s core i3-6100U processor. When compared against the older A8-7410 APU, consumers should expect to see CPU and iGPU improvements of 52% and 36% respectively.
Other APUs that weren’t detailed extensively are the A12-9700P, A10-9630P, A10-9600P, A6-9210, and the E2-9010. Interestingly, AMD has also announced that some of its OEM partners will be offering game bundles with every purchase of any product containing an AMD 7th generation processor – in selected regions of course.
The announcements didn’t stop there however. AMD has also managed to unveil two brand new 7th generation FX processors as well. Namely the FX-9830P and the FX-9800P – both of which will be equipped with an unspecified Radeon R7 graphics processor. The base and max clock speeds of the FX-9830P was recorded at 3.0GHz and 3.7GHz respectively. Meanwhile, the less powerful FX-9800 processor boasts a base and max frequency speeds of 2.7GHz and 3.6GHz respectively.
AMD has mentioned that it’s 7th generation APUs has now been available for retail. Unfortunately, the estimated retail price for all of its newly introduced 7th generation processors was not given. However, do expect the company to announce both details in coming weeks. Regardless, more information regarding AMD’s 7th generation processors can be found here.