Jun 23, 2018 | Updated: 07:21 PM EDT

AMD Raven Ridge APU Possibly The Next APU of Choice For Apple MacBook Pro 2017

Mar 17, 2017 05:39 AM EDT


The remarkable success of Ryzen processors should make the Intel developers work overtime as AMD is now making its way to lead in the CPU Industry. To date, AMD's winning streak continues with its latest Raven Ridge APU.Reports have been whirling around the tech world that the Cupertino-based company is selecting Raven Ridge to come about with their MacBook Pro 2017. How true are these issues and what qualification does this processor have to make it to the cut for Apple, Inc?

As reported by The Verge, the latest Ryzen desktop processor of AMD can head-to-head compete with the Intel's chips. AMD has revived from the unsatisfactory predecessor chip that has been downgraded to lower-end computers. This time, Ryzen processors handled to have up to a 52 percent boosts in instructions per cycle (IPC), which makes them equally competitive with what Intel has to offer by far. In addition to this, the Raven Ridge is said to be AMD's latest Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). It is said to be a combination of Ryzen CPU and Radeon Vega GPU chipsets on a single chip.

According to the AutoWorldNews. Apple is looking into the possibility of choosing AMD Raven Ridge APU for its MacBook Pro 2017, upon its availability. Apparently, if MacBook Pro 2017 will pursue the Raven Ridge APU, the MacBook will be like a portable computer which will definitely make it a tough device to beat. Furthermore, the report said that the Raven Ridge APU is Zen-architecture based. It is sported with 4 Zen CPU cores, an AMD promontory chipset, and 11 Vega GPU.

Reports from PCAdvisor indicated that Raven Ridge was originally for 2018, but an updated roadmap leak has revealed that it will be released this year. The latest APU is expected to be available for portables on the second half of the year; while those for desktops, it will be followed early next year.

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