AMD today announced that the first set of PCs from HP and Lenovo to feature 7th Generation AMD A-Series desktop processors are now shipping, paired with the new AMD AM4 platform supporting DDR4 memory and next-gen I/O and standards. PCs powered by 7th Gen AMD A-Series processors comes with up to four “Excavator” CPU cores. They consist of 65-watt and 35-watt versions, offering great power efficiency. When compared to the Intel Core i5 6500, the new 65-watt processors offer up to equivalent productivity performance and up to 99% higher graphics performance.
7th Generation AMD A-Series desktop processors (previously codenamed “Bristol Ridge”) also bring enhanced graphics capabilities and key video playback features that support up to 4K Ultra HD in both the popular H.264 and new-and-improved H.265 formats. These devices will also feature AMD Radeon Graphics Core Next graphics, with full support for DirectX 12.
The AMD AM4 socket is a new unified socket infrastructure that provides compatibility between 7th Generation AMD A-Series processors and the upcoming high-performance “Summit Ridge” AMD desktop CPU. AM4 platforms feature DDR4 Memory and next-gen I/O and peripheral support, including PCIe Gen 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2, NVMe, and SATA Express.
Read more about AMD 7th Gen APUs here.