AMD talks about RDNA 2 graphics in Ryzen 7000 processors
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AMD talks about RDNA 2 graphics in Ryzen 7000 processors – AV1 hardware decoding, support for 4K at 60 FPS and more

All AMD Ryzen 7000 processors are equipped with an integrated graphics core based on the RDNA 2 architecture, now the manufacturer has revealed the characteristics of this integrated graphics, naming its main characteristics and capabilities.

    Image source: AMD

Image source: AMD

The company has confirmed that the Ryzen 7000’s integrated RDNA 2 graphics core uses two Compute Units, meaning it has 128 stream processors. The iGPU itself is part of a new IOD chiplet (chip with input-output interfaces) manufactured using 6nm process technology.

The integrated RDNA 2 graphics of the Ryzen 7000 processors have hardware-accelerated encoding and decoding capabilities for the most popular video formats. It claims to support H.264 and H.265 encoding as well as AV1 decoding. Note that Ryzen 6000 mobile processors and Radeon RX 6000 graphics accelerators also support AV1 decoding.

Support for HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 2.0 and USB Type-C interfaces with DisplayPort Alternate Mode has also been announced for the integrated graphics of the Ryzen 7000 processors. AMD also claims to be able to “embed” the output in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.

    AMD Ryzen 7000 IOD chiplet features

AMD Ryzen 7000 IOD chiplet features

Support for DDR5-5200 RAM without overclocking has been announced for the IOD chiplet of the Ryzen 7000 processors. In comparison, current competing Intel Alder Lake processors support DDR5-4800 memory by default. The chiplet of the new AMD processors also offers support for 28 PCIe 5.0 lanes, which can be used by next-generation SSDs and graphics cards.

All AMD Ryzen 7000 processors have the same IOD chiplet with RDNA 2 graphics running at 2.2GHz. It delivers a theoretical single-precision performance of 0.563 Tflops. In other words, that’s 1/3 of the graphics performance of the Steam Deck game console.

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