The AMD Van Gogh custom APU will use the RDNA 2 architecture. Named after a Dutch painter, this APU (Accelerated Process Unit) is different from the upcoming Renoir APU.
Packing a Navi 21 or 23 powered RDNA 2 graphics chip, it’s going to be a really great performance-wise. It will also use the same 7nm process node as the current Ryzen 3000 series. twitter user Komachi_Ensakas The initial driver list saw the AMD Van Gogh Custom APU.
It looks like AMD is planning to fully optimize the new APU ahead of the official launch. Komachi also created a precise table to avoid confusion. The table shows that the graphics of the GFX10 series are closely related to each other.
This includes the GFX1031 (Navi 22), GFX1030 (Navi 21) and GFX1032 which is the same Van Gogh APU. Even though we have heard about Van Gogh APUs, the details regarding core count and frequency speed are still unknown. These custom APUs are present in most gaming consoles like PlayStation and Xbox.
We also saw a custom APU in the Intel NUC Mini Performance-G kit powered with the Vega M GH. These could prove to be capable as the Vega M GH was able to beat the GTX 1650 4GB quite easily.
This further indicates that AMD may produce embedded mini PCs with Ryzen 4000 series mobile processors and RDNA 2 GPUs via the Infinity Fabric interconnect. There is also confirmation that the Apple MacBook and Microsoft Surface will be powered by AMD Van Gogh in the future.
Apple has always depended on AMD when it comes to GPUs. Current Microsoft Surface laptops also feature custom AMD Picasso APUs, so it’s no surprise to see Van Gogh take on both brands in the future.
This could change a lot for Apple as Van Gogh packs some serious graphics capabilities. We’ve heard complaints about Apple not having a capable gaming machine in the past, so Van Gogh Syl will surely change that.
This year has been the most exciting so far. Even if a pandemic is loose, AMD has enough new technology to keep them on a comfortable basis. All we have to do is be patient and watch the benchmarks.