Certainly bringing Excavator APUs to desktop users with lesser power consumption and beefed up clock speeds, AMD has finally launched their 7th Gen desktop APUs followed by their latest AM4 platform.
Comparing AMD’s new 7th Gen chips with their Kaveri counterparts they have significantly increased GPU clock speeds and have reduced TDPs but will be surfacing the consumers a bit later announcing motherboards that will support AM4 chips will be backed by DDR4 memory.
AMD has also claimed that their new 7th Generation APUs is certainly the first chip on AM4 platform to provide such memory bandwidth with significant memory designs.
Compared with AMD’s older Steamroller/Godavari chips it looks that they have significantly managed to perform 20% more with less TDPs.
Good news being AMD’s AM4 is a unified platform backing the 7th Gen as well as Summit Ridge .
Coming to as per specs, the AM4 platform will hold DDR4 support ,PCI-e 3.0,USB 3.1 gen 2,NVMe support and SATA Express storage services along with DX12 support with 4k media playback and ability to encode/decode H.265 .