AMD uses RDNA-based “Cyan Skillfish” graphics to prepare for APU
AMD seems to be developing accelerated processing units (help) Built-in graphics processor code-named “Cyan Skillfish”, based on the first-generation RDNA architecture (Navi 1x). APU may target a variety of consumers and embedded applications that can take advantage of relatively modern GPU architectures.
AMD engineers have submit Enable AMD Radeon “Cyan Skillfish” driver code in the upcoming Linux 5.15 operating system version, Fronix Report today.This Actual patch Enabling the Cyan Skillfish GPU released earlier indicates that the graphics processor is based on the RDNA architecture and belongs to the Navi 10 series of GPUs.
So far, AMD has not officially announced any APU using RDNA or RDNA 2 architecture (not including custom consoles) SoC), but suspect that AMD’s next-generation APU will use Genomic DNA 2 And RDNA, although it would be a bit strange to use the architecture released in 2019. The launch of Cyan Skillfish shows that the company is at least considering the use of RDNA-driven APUs and even APUs.
Although AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture is undoubtedly better in terms of performance than the original RDNA launched two years ago, the latter has a key advantage: a smaller chip size due to the lack of Ray tracing Logic and generally higher transistor density. Smaller chip size means lower cost, which is a key priority for some applications.
Since AMD has not confirmed any information about potential APUs or APUs with Cyan Skillfish, we can only speculate on Red Team’s plans. In theory, AMD could integrate its small Cyan Skillfish GPU into entry-level APUs for client PCs and embedded applications. Both can benefit from RDNA’s feature set, but do not necessarily require high performance.
In addition, if AMD considers the performance acceptable (ie, higher than the existing Vega-based integrated GPU), small GPUs can enter mainstream products, and if AMD decides that almost all of its CPUs require basic graphics functions, they can even be used Higher-end processors.
In any case, AMD has a small Radeon “Cyan Skillfish” RDNA-based graphics processor belonging to the Navi 10 series.This can be used for various products, only time will reveal what AMD’s plan is, or how Cyan Skillfish will interact with Best CPU.