AMD AM4 platform, as well as its associated processors Bristol Ridge for a long time appears in various leaks and rumors. But now for the very first time, we can find these systems in the database of Zauba shipments. From the below shipment slip we can see a pair of new platform – motherboard with AM4 socket, quad-core CPU and quad-core APU for the same socket.
AMD CPU and APU for the AM4 Socket Platform Spotted On Zauba
These components were sent for testing in India and almost certainly belong to a series of Bristol Ridge. We know, that India sent the delivery of prototypes quad-core APU with a TDP of 65 W and prototypes quad-core processors without GPU, but with the same TDP. Both types of systems were sent in late October, at a distance of only a few days.
In addition to the CPU and APU appears in Zauba database are for socket AM4 motherboard, described as FOC (Full Operational Capacity), code-named Myrtle. From the description it is clear that this construction supports the DDR4 modules.
It is worth noting that earlier prototypes of the transmission processors Carrizo gone four months to actually implement these systems on the market. Quite recently there was news that the seventh-generation APU on the market may come on spring, so the appearance of their late October in the database Zauba, assuming that the practice of Carrizo is repeated.
Bristol Ridge Processors, as well as Stoney Ridge, time will belong to the seventh generation AMD APU type, announced in May, during the Financial Analyst Day. With the seventh generation of APU, AMD will send retire aging and FM2 stands AM3 +, replacing them with AM4 socket. It is worth noting that the same cradle designed to be an FX series processors (Summit Ridge), already based on the architecture of Zen.