The Ryzen 3000 series of CPUs was announced back in CES 2019. At the AMD keynote, it was announced that the CPUs will be available later in the year, hinting towards a Computex launch. While the Ryzen 3000 CPUs will be the first CPUs on the 7nm manufacturing process, we must not forget that AMD has something else up their sleeves as well. That is the Ryzen 3000 APUs. The Ryzen 3000 APUs, which will be based on 12nm Zen+ architecture was leaked on Chip Hell Forums today.
The Ryzen 3000 APUs, will be the direct successor to AMD’s Ryzen 2000 APUs, which were released last year. However, the chips will boast better performance per watt and higher clock speeds as compared to their predecessor. First of all, the APUs will be codenamed Picasso, and will feature 12nm Zen+ architecture as we mentioned earlier. It seems like AMD will be releasing the APUs based on the 7nm manufacturing process a bit later. Their sole focus, for now, seems to be on the CPU segment. Moreover, this also means that we will have to wait a bit to see the Navi cores make their debut in APUs.
The Chip Hell leak pictures the Ryzen 3 3200G, the successor of the budget Ryzen 3 2200G. Apart from the picture, there is no information about the chip on the aforementioned forums. However, more information comes from TUM APISAK (via Wccftech). As per the benchmarks, the CPU will have a base clock of 3.6 GHz and boost clock of 3.9 GHz. As far as the core count is concerned, that still remains unchanged with the CPU packing 4C/4T and GPU with 512 stream processors. Like the CPU, the GPU is clocked higher now as well. The GPU is now clocked at 1250 Mhz as compared to the former 1100 Mhz.
The Ryzen 3000 APUs will be making their way into the market pretty soon. The APUs are already for notebooks and it’s not long before we see them in the desktop market as well. While on paper, there is not much of a change apart from the bump in core clocks, we should consider the fact that this is still based on 12nm Zen+ and not Zen 2. However, the bumped up core clocks might make it a worthy successor to the last gen APUs.