Next-Gen AMD APU Could Feature 16 CPU Cores and HBM Memory


AMD’s planned 2016 next-gen APUs are rumoured to be 16-core processors, based on the Zen architecture, featuring a Greenland GPU, quad-channel DDR4 support, and HBM memory, according to TweakTown.

The forthcoming APU will replace the Godaveri platform, first introduced with the Carrizo APU. AMD is releasing a series of Carrizo notebooks later this year, likely to be launched at Computex 2015 in June.

The Greenland GPU is expected to be based around the Fiji architecture, which powers AMD’s flagship graphics card, the Radeon R9 390X. Though the 390X uses HBM1, AMD is expected to switch to HBM2 for Greenland next year.