AMD APU Ups the Game in a Big Way

It seems that AMD has been really picking up their game - not just with the Threadripper - they are making big performance improvements generation-to-generation with their APUs as well. In the past, the APU was a good chip for a low-end all-in-one, but that has changed with the past couple of generations. The new 'Raven Ridge' APU picks things up even further with 90% performance gains over the previous generation. While Intel is still a HUGE contender and a larger player in the market, the boys and gals at AMD have got to be smiling these days.

Both Zen and Vega are designed to run on a 14nm process architecture, compared to their predecessor technology's 28nm. While Zen, in the form of Ryzen desktop CPUs, have been well received, the reception for Vega has been more muted, with debut devices not providing the big performance leap over rival Nvidia many had expected.

Source: TheInquirer