In January of this year, AMD released the Ruilong 3000 series APU for mobile platforms, including a variety of products, the high-performance version of the Ruilong H series APU with 12nm technology and the low-power version of the Ruilong U series APU. Two of the Ruilong 5 grades of the Ruilong 5 3550H and the Ruilong 5 3500U are integrated Vega 8 cores, and now the new Ruilong 5 3000 series APU is exposed ——Ryzen 5 3550U, and it is the most The concern is that it integrates the Vega 9 core display, which may mean AMD's strategic adjustment to the performance of the Intel Ice Lake processor.
inGeekbenchOn we can see a mobile platform APU named AMD Ryzen 5 3550U. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, a base frequency of 2.1GHz, a core frequency of 3.69GHz, and an L3 cache of 4MB. In the case of the nuclear display, we see that geekbench identifies it as Vega 8 kernel, but the devil hides it in the details —— in the CU unit number item below the verification item, you can see that it has 9 CU units.
To know that AMD uses a very simple nuclear naming method on its APU, take a chestnut from Vega 8, Vega represents the GPU architecture of the kernel, and 8 represents the number of CU units it has, the same as the Ruilong 7 3000 The Vega 10 in the Series APU represents 10 CU units. So the Ryzen 5 3550U's core should be Vega 9. The geekbench also recognizes that the Ryzen 5 3550U's core display runs at 1300MHz.
Since the Ryzen 5 3550U's core display has more than one additional CU unit compared to the Vega 8, and the frequency is 100MHz faster than the Vega 8, the total performance is about 11% higher. And why does AMD want to improve the performance of the new Ruilong 5 3000 Series APU? A more reasonable explanation should be to continue to maintain the advantage over Intel's nuclear.