After Zen x86, new generation of AMD Radeon GPU on 14nm and launching of the Radeon R9 380 R9 370 and R9 360 for OEM market, the company was strong enough to make one more announcement, AMD Carrizo the 6th generation APUs that will mark the end of the Excavator architecture to make a way for Zen promising 40 percent 40% faster graphics performance than the graphics processors featured on Intel Core i5 chips and also reducing the power consumption.

AMD Carrizo: The 6th Generation of APUs are Coming this Quarter


AMD Carrizo APUs are not so innovative, the most significant improvement will be in the consumption and integrated graphics, because the combination of the four Excavator Cores with M300 Series Radeon graphics will make an APU is up to 40 percent faster than a Core i5 in games (with Intel HD 5200/5500 GPUs) with the support of the AMD FreeSync technology.

AMD Carrizo is made ​​up of no less than 10 models:

  • 8800P AMD FX-
  • PRO AMD FX-8800B
  • AMD A10-8700P
  • AMD A8-8600P
  • AMD A6-8500P
  • AMD PRO A10-8700B
  • AMD PRO A8-8600B
  • AMD PRO A6-8500B
  • AMD RX-418GD
  • AMD RX-216GD

The models AMD FX are the most potent and targeted for gamers with tight budgets who can not go to a high-performance gaming notebook. The AMD A10 will be available for powerful laptops, being able to move games and demanding video encoding 4K / 1080p HEVC hardware. The AMD A8 are treated with a solution SUV (games and multimedia) where  prevail autonomy, which promises to reduce energy consumption by half while we reproduce a video.

In terms of size, the Carrizo die measures at 244.62mm2 on the 28nm node while Kaveri measures at 245mm2 on the same process. The difference between both chips is that Carrizo ups the transistor count to 3.1 billion from Kaveri’s 2.41 billion count. The L1 cache has also doubled on Carrizo to 32 KB per core from 16 KB. The overall core structure has 690 million transistors crammed in one partition while the rest of the transistors are dedicated to GCN cores that utilize HSA and compute engine advantage in general purpose computing environments.

AMD Radeon M300 Series Graphics Chips:

The second declaration is a significant one since AMD has authoritatively propelled their Radeon M300 mobility graphics lineup. There’s no particular insights in regards to these chips aside from that the greater part of the mobility chips may in any case highlight more seasoned Graphics preparing units and included inside OEM frameworks from Alienware, HP, Dell, Lenovo, and Toshiba. The chips will feature refined efficiency and power management features along with DirectX 12 backing and Dual Graphics capacities on bolstered AMD A-Series processors which will incorporate the Next-Gen Carrizo APU based frameworks.

AMD Radeon M200 Series AMD Radeon M300 Series
AMD Radeon R9 M295X AMD Radeon R9 M385X
AMD Radeon R9 M290X AMD Radeon R9 M385
AMD Radeon R9 M280X AMD Radeon R9 M380
AMD Radeon R9 M275X AMD Radeon R9 M375X
AMD Radeon R9 M270X AMD Radeon R8 M375
AMD Radeon R9 M265X AMD Radeon R9 M360
AMD Radeon R7 M265 AMD Radeon R7 M370
AMD Radeon R9 M260X TBD
AMD Radeon R7 M260X AMD Radeon R7 M360X
AMD Radeon R7 M260 AMD Radeon R7 M360
AMD Radeon R5 M255 AMD Radeon R7 M350
AMD Radeon R5 M250 AMD Radeon R7 M335
AMD Radeon R5 M240 AMD Radeon R7 340
AMD Radeon R5 M230 AMD Radeon R5 M330
AMD Radeon R5 M320
AMD Radeon R5 M315
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