AMD has launched its seventh-generation Bristol Ridge PRO APUs in desktops from HP and Lenovo. Compared to the Bristol Ridge APUs that rolled out in September, the PRO APUs are targeted at commercial systems and come with additional features tailored for professional applications.
Bristol Ridge may have dropped at Computex 2016, but that's far from the last we're going to see of AMD this year. AMD's upcoming AM4 socket will support both Bristol Ridge APUs and Zen CPUs, and as luck would have it, an AM4 motherboard has just been spotted on the internet.
Formerly codenamed Bristol Ridge and Stoney Ridge, at Computex Taipei 2016 today, AMD announced its latest line-up of 7th generation APUs consisting of nine different processors ranging from the highest end AMD FX series to the AMD A- and E-series of processors.
AMD has announced that its seventh-generation Bristol Ridge APUs are shipping to OEMs ahead of time. Bristol Ridge is based on the same 28nm architecture as Carrizo, but will feature improvements like minor microarchitecture manufacturing tweaks and a DDR4 memory controller.
AMD has launched two new processors and its new and more powerful Wraith cooler. Its flagship A10-7890K APU is the most powerful desktop chip from AMD to feature integrated graphics, and boasts more aggressive clock speeds than its predecessor.
To obliterate the common misconception that AMD processors run hot and noisy, AMD has re-engineered the stock CPU cooler and came up with the Wraith and 95W Quiet Thermal Solution coolers. Oh, and the processors will also sport a new packaging too.