AMD, check the code name Green Sardine for a new APU

AMD, check the code name Green Sardine for a new APU
The Phoronix portal has identified a number of new Linux patches for an as yet unidentified AMD APU which, apparently, is referred to by the codename Green Sardine.

AMD has got us used with funny names for its produced over the last few months. For example, the Sunnyvale-based company's wild imagination has led to the emergence of aliases such as Sienna Cichlid, Navy Flounder and Dimgrey Cavefish for its upcoming graphics cards based on the RDNA 2 architecture. The recent appearance of Green Sardine implies that AMD will likely continue this path for the as-yet-officially unveiled processors that the chip maker wants to hide from prying eyes.

Credit: Freedesktop.org One of the patches description reads: "It will be used for Green_Sardine, which is a new APU." AMD has indicated Green_Sardine as a variation or new model of Renoir. If that is true, Green Sardine may be just another codename for Lucienne.

Unfortunately, there is currently no verified information on Lucienne, but low-power APUs are said to be a variation or a upgrade of AMD's current Ryzen 4000 series chips (codenamed Renoir). Assuming there is a link between the two, Lucienne could offer the same setup as Renoir, namely Zen 2 cores combined with an integrated Vega GPU.

It is thought that the Ryzen 7 5700U, which we told you little about more than a week ago, it was one of the first Lucienne APUs, but unfortunately there were too few details to really draw a conclusion. The Ryzen 7 5700U is reportedly an octa-core chip with simultaneous multi-threading (SMT), so it conforms to the maximum configuration of eight cores and sixteen threads on Renoir. If anything, the Ryzen 7 5700U should be the replacement for the Ryzen 7 4800U.

AMD will reveal the new Zen 3 architecture-based processors on October 8th and, to follow, the Radeon RX 6000 series on the 28th of this month. However, the chip maker hasn't said anything about its APUs. As AMD has begun rolling out support for Green Sardine, we suspect it won't be long before its launch.

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