AMD 'Renoir' APU za podršku LPDDR4X memorije i novog ekrana



AMD's next-generation 'Renoir' APU, which succeeds the company's 12 nm 'Picasso,' will be the company's truly next-generation chip to feature an integrated graphics solution. It's unclear as of now, if the chip will be based on a monolithic die, or if it will be a multi-chip module of a 7 nm 'Zen 2' chiplet paired with an enlarged I/O controller die that has the iGPU. We're getting confirmation on two key specs - one, that the iGPU will be based on the older 'Vega' graphics architecture, albeit with an updated display engine to support the latest display standards; and two, that the processor's memory controller will support the latest LPDDR4X memory standard, at speeds of up to 4266 MHz DDR. In comparison, Intel's 'Ice Lake-U' chip supports LPDDX4X up to 3733 MHz.

Kôdne linije koje upućuju na grafiku 'Vega' s ažuriranim kontrolerom zaslona spominju novi DCN 2.1, pronađen u novom AMD-ovom novom 'Navi 10' GPU-u. Ovaj kontroler podržava razlučivosti do 8K, DSC 1.2a i nove razlučivosti od 4K do 240 Hz i 8K 60 Hz preko jednog kabela, zajedno s 30 bita po boji piksela. Multimedijski motor također je prikladno ažuriran na VCN 2.1 standard, a nudi hardversko ubrzano dekodiranje za neke novije video formate, poput VP9 i H.265 pri brzini do 90 fps pri 4K, i 8K do 24 fps, i H .264 do 150 fps pri 4K. Nema riječi o tome kad „Renoir“ izlazi, ali vjerovatno će biti predstavljen međunarodni CES 2020. godine.
Source: Phoronix