Rumor mill: AMD seems to be readying one other APU (accelerated processing unit) in response to driver code noticed within the Linux 5.15 launch, though it seems to be utilizing an RDNA1-based built-in GPU moderately than the second era going into newer merchandise.
The graphics driver patches as reported by Phoronix on Friday look like referring to a processor with graphics codenamed “Cyan Sailfish.” The APU could be focused for shopper or embedded purposes, though the utilization of the first-generation RDNA structure is probably probably the most sudden facet of this. The previous few generations of those processors with onboard graphics (all the way in which as much as Ryzen 5000 APUs on each cellular and desktop) have continued to make use of AMD’s Vega structure from 2017, albeit with varied updates and refreshes through the years.
Nonetheless, in response to leaks — compiled within the oft-cited roadmap under — have subsequent mainstream APUs from AMD making the leap to RDNA2, moderately than the first-generation Navi graphics. Then once more, it is also seemingly that the structure may have been tweaked and improved from earlier implementations just like the RX 5700 XT, as AMD’s present Vega built-in choices are very totally different beasts from their appearances in Ryzen 2000G.
No CPUs with both of the 2 RDNA architectures have been formally launched or introduced but, apart from the present era of consoles, and so we are able to solely speculate as to the ensuing APU. Nonetheless, it could nicely merely be an entry-level product for embedded purposes, like the present line-up of Ryzen V-series chips, since RDNA1’s smaller die measurement ought to deliver with it decrease manufacturing prices, and the sorts of gadgets utilizing them would not want excessive efficiency.
Cyan Skillfish might additionally discover its method into laptops or different cellular merchandise, however that is moderately unlikely, as Valve’s upcoming Steam Deck is already proving that top efficiency graphics in a conveyable kind issue is a very engaging proposition for a lot of.