AMD and Intel collaborated and made its first creation a year ago, codenamed NUC 8 ‘Hades Canyon’. Intel used its Kaby Lake-G CPU with Radeon RX Vega M graphics in the same package. The end results really an abomination, even though both competed against eachother actively. The CPU used in NUC 8 was impressive two years ago. However, the problem was with its driver support shortly after its availability in 2018. The respective chipmakers assured support for drivers for up to 5 years. You’d reckon they’d keep up with their word.
A slide shows a family of Intel NUCs ready to be made available till the end of 2021. The one that will catch your eye is the Phantom Canyon NUCs (NUC 11 Extreme). These NUCs will be using the Tiger Lake-U processors. The main function of this NUC is the support for discrete graphics. With power enough CPUs in a NUC, it probably made sense to give a much better gaming capability.
The prolific leaked information hunter _rogame was able to find UL Benchmark’s 3DMark tests on the upcoming Renoir-based Ryzen 4000 series APUs. Based on the benchmarks, the upcoming APUs have strong CPU performance over its predecessor. The screenshots show the existence of three APUs- the Ryzen 7 Pro 4700G, Ryzen 5 Pro 440G and the Ryzen 3 Pro 4200G. The Renoir APUs are based on the 7nm process Zen 2 architecture manufactured by the TSMC.
Rumours, leaked slides and benchmarks show a strong presence of Matisse refresh Ryzen 3000 CPUs to stay ahead of the Intel Comet Lake-S CPUs that’s launched recently. While this is using the same Zen 2 platform, there’s apparently an XT variant which alleged has a better overclocking ability and higher base/ boost clock speed.
It is just recently we posted an update about the Matisse refresh CPUs. Earlier I mentioned two SKUs but the recent report provided better clarity. these are upcoming Ryzen 3000 series SKUs: the Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and the Ryzen 5 3600XT.
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Biostar listed all the Ryzen 4000G APUs with some information. This was on the B550GTQ motherboard’s CPU support list before it was taken down. But it showed all the upcoming Renoir-based Ryzen 4000 series Accelerated Processing Units (APU). Just very recently, another motherboard listing confirmed more information. The listing of SKUs on a motherboard support list also indicates its inevitable release, most likely on June with the B550 motherboards are listed for sale.