Over the past few days, Robert Hallock, AMD Director of Technical Marketing, has been actively giving interviews to various publications and sharing details about the Socket AM5 platform in general, as well as the Ryzen 7000 processors in particular. In a conversation with TechPowerUp, Hallock shared some details about the RDNA 2 integrated graphics of the next generation Ryzen processors. According to him, it will be the standard for all Ryzen 7000 chips.
“Integrated Ryzen 7000 graphics will be ‘standard’. It is based on a 6-nm process technology and contains a small number of built-in computing units. Its main tasks are to provide support for video encoding and decoding and the operation of several video outputs. Enthusiasts “embedding” will help to diagnose a discrete video card in the system. The integrated graphics configuration will be the same for all processor models in the series [Ryzen 7000 Raphael]»Hallock noted.
From Hallock’s words, we can conclude that the company does not plan to release a series of processors without integrated graphics, conditional Ryzen 7000F. Computing blocks RDNA 2 are contained inside the chip with input-output interfaces (I/O die). The integrated graphics will provide basic display functionality, as well as support for encoding (including AV1) and decoding video. In other words, the Ryzen 7000 “plugin” is absolutely not designed for gaming.
Hallock also added that the presence of integrated graphics as part of all Ryzen 7000 processors does not mean the company is abandoning hybrid processors (APUs) in the desktop chip environment. In the future, processors for Socket AM5 with a powerful integrated graphics core will also appear on the market. That is, we can expect the release of conditional Ryzen 7000G.
“We do not consider Ryzen 7000 series processors as APUs. Yes, Ryzen 7000 also have integrated graphics, but they are different solutions. For us, APU is a product with powerful integrated graphics that can run games and has all the capabilities to encode and decode video and so on. The Ryzen 7000 “insert” is intended only to display a picture on the screen, offer basic video processing capabilities, launch a home theater, and some work applications. But this graphics is not game level. APUs are an integral part of our roadmap. We’ll be sure to share more details later.”Hallock added.
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