Today, AMD has formalized its Mendocino line of APUs. These are entry-level 6nm mobile chips designed for use in relatively inexpensive laptops. The new APUs are based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture, and the graphics subsystem is represented by the 2nd generation RDNA video core.
Mendocino hybrid chips will be included in the Ryzen / Athlon 7020 line. We talked about the new marking scheme for AMD mobile processors in a separate article. The Mendocino APU has up to four SMT-enabled Zen 2 cores, 4MB L3 cache, an LPDDR5 controller, and integrated Radeon 610M graphics. The standard TDP level is in the range from 8 to 15 watts.
AMD has not yet given a more detailed specification. However, it is known from unofficial sources, for example, that with LPDDR5 memory, Mendocino processors operate in 64-bit mode, and the Radeon 610M video core contains only two Compute Units (CUs). For comparison, the Ryzen 6000 (Rembrandt) iGPU has up to 12 CUs.
The first laptops with AMD Ryzen/Athlon 7020 (Mendocino) APUs will go on sale in the last quarter of this year.
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