- Apr 25, 2015
The APU in question is called Horned Owl. It is not meant to be for gaming market, first, despite its possibilities being used there.I fear that may get a bit annoying - AMD clearly now have the technology to produce a really good single chip gaming solution, whether they've got the spare R&D for a niche thing like that is another matter.
There is a little confusion. AMD will offer Ryzen 3 CPUs in 2h of 2017. But the Raven Ridge APUs are not going to be available for mainstream desktop market till 2018. On the other hand, the Horned Owl chip is going to be available 2h 2017.
Horned Owl was designed first in mind of server, machine learning and Embedded markets. I thought that it will be called Raven Ridge.