AMD could power future Microsoft Surface laptops
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With upcoming Picasso APUs

According to the rumor mill, Microsoft's future Surface laptop could use AMD hardware, most likely the upcoming Picasso APUs.

AMD Athlon 200GE now available
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Zen and Vega for $55

AMD has announced the availability of its Athlon 200GE APU which comes with two Zen CPU cores paired up with Radeon Vega 3 graphics, all for $55.

AMD Picasso APU GPU spotted in benchmark database
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Raven Ridge successor shaping up

AMD's Raven Ridge APU successor revealed as the Picasso in AMD's recent slides has now been spotted online in a benchmark database.

Mystery high end Ryzen 7 2800H APU spotted
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Quad-core CPU with Radeon RX Vega 11 GPU

A mystery high end Ryzen 7 2800H APU has been spotted online, featuring four Zen+ CPU cores and Radeon RX Vega 11 GPU.

OEMS offer AMD Ryzen PRO mobile and desktop APUs
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With built-in Radeon Vega graphics

PC OEMs Dell, HP, and Lenovo are offering AMD Ryzen PRO mobile and desktop accelerated processing units (APUs) with integrated Radeon Vega graphics in a variety of their commercial systems.

AMD AGESA 1002a BIOS update fixes Raven Ridge bugs
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Better power management for smoother gaming

It appears that AMD AGESA 1002a BIOS update has started to show up for some motherboards and that it fixes power management problems seen with the Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G APUs, providing both better performance and smoother gameplay - in some games.

AMD also releases low power Ryzen APUs
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The Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE

In addition to the official launch of its 2nd generation Ryzen 2000-series CPUs based on Zen+ architecture, AMD has also released two low power Ryzen APUs based on Raven Ridge design with TDP set at 35W, the Ryzen 3 2200GE and the Ryzen 5 2400GE.

Fresh AMD CPU roadmap with new codenames leaks online
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AMD will keep AM4 and TR4 sockets

A fresh leak of AMD's CPU roadmap has leaked online confirming some of the previous rumors and codenames as well as giving a glimpse of new HEDT, CPU and APU codenames that will come in 2020.

AMD Pinnacle Ridge CPUs to have soldered IHS
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Not thermal paste like Raven Ridge APUs

In the aftermath of Raven Ridge delidding, which revealed that it uses thermal paste under the IHS, AMD's Robert Hallock took to Reddit to note that this won't be the case with the upcoming Pinnacle Ridge CPUs, based on 12nm manufacturing process and usually known as the Ryzen + CPUs. 

AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega APUs now available
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Review roundup: Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G

AMD's new desktop APUs are now finally available on retail/e-tail shelves and there are plenty of reviews around as well, showing what you get when you pair up four cores based on Zen CPU architecture with Radeon Vega-based IGP with 11 or 8 CUs.