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posted by martyb on Sunday August 05 2018, @12:25AM   Printer-friendly
from the game-on! dept.

AMD Creates Quad Core Zen SoC with 24 Vega CUs for Chinese Consoles

AMD has cornered the x86 console market with its handy semi-custom mix of processors and graphics. While we slowly await the next generation of consoles from Microsoft and Sony, today AMD and Zhongshan Subor announced that a custom chip has been made for a new gaming PC and an upcoming console for the Chinese market.

The announcement states that a custom chip has been created for Subor that is based on four Zen cores running at 3.0 GHz and 24 compute units of Vega running at 1.3 GHz. The chip is supported by 8GB of GDDR5 memory, which the press release states is also embedded onto the chip, however it is likely to actually be on the package instead. Compare this to the specifications of AMD's current SoC designs, such as the Ryzen 5 2400G, which has four Zen cores and 11 Vega CUs. Or Intel's multi-chip design featuring four Intel cores and an AMD-based 24 compute unit GPU paired with 4GB of HBM2 memory. There is also AMD's Vega Mobile chip, which is expected to be in the 24-32 compute unit range, however this is also paired with 4GB of HBM2.

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  • (Score: 2) by PartTimeZombie on Sunday August 05 2018, @10:56PM (1 child)

    by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Sunday August 05 2018, @10:56PM (#717654)

    I have one of these []running pfSense as my firewall/router/ etc and it works really well.

    The system described in TFA would be massive overkill for that, but in a few years when I need a new one, why not?

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  • (Score: 2) by jasassin on Sunday August 05 2018, @11:41PM

    by jasassin (3566) <> on Sunday August 05 2018, @11:41PM (#717663) Homepage Journal

    Does it use HDMI?

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