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News AMD launches mobile Ryzen chips with onboard Vega graphics

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 26 Oct 2017.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Under 50 FPS on CS:GO @ 1080p with no AA? That's underwhelming...
     
  3. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Given that CS:GO is 95% CPU driven, that's to be expected.
     
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    I feel they've been a bit naughty throwing Overwatch in there running at 720p and then setting it to use 79% renderscale. Apart from that, it looks good! Will be interesting to see desktop APUs when the finally arrive.

    Edit: It'd be nice if they used freesync as much as possible with those laptops too.
     
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    Sneaky sneaky, they've benchmarked the i7-8550u within an ultraportable laptop, so it will be thermally constrained. They even listed in the slides (but cleverly not in their summary graphs) figures for the i5-8250u in a slightly chunker (but still sub 2cm thick) laptop that also ended up outperforming the i7-8550u numbers. They also fail to mention what cooling solution they're using for the Ryzen chip. It's not much good if you can beat an ultraportable with your chip in a desktop testbench, after all.
     
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    Seeing that these range up to 25W and the UltraPortable is supposedly 15W, the only real way to know how decent these are is consumer benchmarks. We'll have to wait.
     
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    The i7-8550U / i7-8650U while rated at a TDP of 15W are configurable up to 25W just like Ryzen 5 2500U / 7 2700U.
    So (at least on paper) both are treating the 15W as a suggestion rather than rule to the exact same extent.

    That gaming performance they are bragging about seems very lacklustre, only way they can get away with it is because Intel sucks even worse on that front.
     
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    Yeah, it's a given that you never trust manufacturer performance figures until they can be verified or otherwise by independent tests from a reputable source. Pretty much everyone has previous for producing bollocks figures, AMD not least of all.
     
  9. l3v1ck

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    2400mhz for DDR4 RAM? I thought you could get DDR4 that runs much faster than that?
    I do like this though. I would suit me perfectly for my next laptop. Most of my games aren't that new, so mid range GPU performance is fine, plus the H.256 hardware and low power consumption is a good thing. It will be nice to see what ultrabooks become available with this APU.
     
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