It looks like AMD is getting closer to rolling out the very first Ryzen APUs as this week, a new laptop from HP was spotted, sporting the Ryzen 5 2500U with on-board Vega graphics. This is set to be AMD’s first notebook APU using the Zen architecture.
The leak initially occurred over on the HP website. The source page has since been taken down, but with this being the internet, screenshots were taken and saved well ahead of time. A screenshot of the entire web page was nabbed by Videocardz, showing that the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U will feature four cores, a 2GHz/3.6GHz base/boost speeds and 6MB of cache.
The Envy x360 15-bq101na is the notebook packing the APU. The laptop itself also comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a 256GB PCIe SSD and integrated AMD Radeon Vega M graphics. The system is said to consume just 45 watts, so AMD may have nailed it on the efficiency front.
Unfortunately, we don’t know how well this APU performs in games, but previous benchmark leaks have shown that it offers 36 percent better single core performance compared to AMD’s last generation A12 APU. It also should have 48 percent better multi-core performance.
KitGuru Says: AMD will be targeting 1080p gaming with its Raven Ridge APUs. It will be especially interesting to see how Vega performs in this scenario compared to RX 500 series mobile GPUs.