AMD emits gen-7 laptop chips

AMD has officially torn the wraps off its seventh-generation processors for laptops and notebooks. These are, we're told, shipping in volume in gear from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo.

As warned in April, and announced today at Computex 2016 in Taipei, the CPUs use AMD's Excavator architecture as found in Carrizo.

AMD's new “Bristol Ridge” seventh-gen family features 35W and 15W versions of AMD's FX, A12 and A10 processors, and the “Stoney Ridge” gang includes 15W A9, A6 and E2 chips. The list of Mini Chipzilla's seventh-gen CPUs is here.

Meanwhile, the $199 Radeon RX 480 graphics processor has popped up, powered by the Polaris architecture, and is aimed at VR geeks. ®

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