AMD’s Newest Ryzen 3 3200G APU Reportedly Leaked, Dissected

'Picasso' might've just been revealed to the public.
Leaks of AMD's newest APU hit the internet a few days ago.
Leaks of AMD's newest APU hit the internet a few days ago. AMD

AMD’s ‘Picasso’ APU might have officially leaked online.

A Chinese forum poster going by the name of 独月 recently documented over at the Chiphell forums his efforts to dissect AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 3200G APU. The Chinese user is reportedly a worker at a restaurant and claims that he has not just one, but eight Ryzen 3000-series APUs on hand, and is currently in the process of putting them through different stress tests.

The posts and thread gained traction following the user’s documentation of his whole process, particularly a photo of the chip itself. AMD’s Ryzen 3000-series chips are codenamed ‘Picasso’, and they are now in circulation for laptops in the form of the mobile H-series released back in January, and the higher-end Ryzen Pro series, released very recently. This just leaves the desktop chips to be unveiled, and there could be a good chance that AMD will finally unveil them at Computex 2019. The poster, however, hints at an earlier date, May 27, which is a day before Computex itself. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su is reportedly set to deliver the opening keynote.

It’s important to remember that while AMD is also looking to finally launch its newest Zen 2 microarchitecture, which sports a record 7nm node, the AMD 3000-series APUs are still based on the existing 12nm Zen+ architecture. In other words, these new APU chips will most likely be just a refresh of the previous Ryzen 2000-series APUs.

If all goes well for the launches of these newer APUs and the upcoming Zen 2 platforms, AMD could be looking at another stellar year, coming after the heels of their success with the Ryzen 2 CPUs. Next year could be even bigger, what with the recent confirmation from PlayStation 5 lead architect Mark Cerny that Sony’s next-gen console will carry AMD’s newest flagship architectures: a Zen 2 7nm CPU with 8 cores and the newest Radeon Navi GPU. Next year might finally see a console on par with mid to high-rance PCs in terms of power, and that could be one of the biggest game-changers in the gaming landscape.

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