Time is of the essence for AMD, as the company releases notes about the upcoming 7th Generation FX microprocessors this coming Computex 2016. We have been provided with details about its performance, and so far it’s looking good.
The 7th Generation FX micro processors code named “Bristol Ridge”, are SoC APUs – meaning that they are mobile parts even though they are branded under AMD FX. AMD stated the key benefits of these new SoC FX APUs, with performance, efficiency, 4K UHD support and full Windows 10 compatibility spearheading these benefits. For mobile devices, these are a must.
Performance wise, AMD expects to gain as much as 50% performance over its AMD Kaveri predecessors. These figures are based on CINEBENCH R15’s compute benchmark with 15% increase if compared to the most recent AMD Carizzo based APUs.
3D performance, according to AMD is around 18% faster than the top end FX-8800P APU. If this APU could handle CS: GO and League of Legends with acceptable performance, then the 7th Gen APU’s performance is very much appreciated. It also supports AMD FreeSync, which could be communicated by the notebook manufacturers to their display providers. Ultimately, DirectX 12 and AMD Dual Graphics are also supported.
The HP Envy X360 is the first notebook to receive the next generation FX APUs, and it will make use of the APU’s 4K UHD compatibility with an optional model with a 4K UHD display. We are expecting to see it at Computex 2016 together with a slew of other Bristol Ridge powered notebooks.
Details about the latest FX APU’s specifications are still naught, but we are sure that there will be a Dual Core and a Quad Core model with a 15W TDP. Learn more about the 7th Generation FX microprocessors HERE.