Linux publication Phoronix has spotted a group of latest Linux patches for an unidentified AMD APU that reportedly goes by the decision sign of Green Sardine.
AMD has delighted us with a good share of fishy codenames over the previous couple of months. The chipmaker’s wild imagination has produced aliases, like Sienna Cichlid, Navy Flounder, and Dimgrey Cavefish for its impending RDNA 2 graphics cards. The recent appearance of Green Sardine implies that AMD will likely continue this trend for unreleased processors that the chipmaker wants to cover from prying eyes.
The description from one among the patches reads: “Will be used for Green_Sardine, which may be a new APU.” AMD listed Green Sardine under Renoir, suggesting that Green Sardine is somewhat a variation or refresh for Renoir. If that’s the case, Green Sardine could just be another codename for Lucienne.
Admittedly, there’s not any verified information on Lucienne. The low-powered APUs are rumored to be a variation or refresh of AMD’s current Ryzen 4000-series (codename Renoir) chips. Assuming that there is a link between the 2 , Lucienne might just find yourself with an equivalent recipe as Renoir, which is Zen 2 cores combined with Vega graphics.
The Ryzen 7 5700U, which popped up a touch over every week ago, is assumed to be one among the primary Lucienne APUs. There was little information on the APU to actually form a conclusion. The Ryzen 7 5700U is reportedly an octa-core chip with simultaneous multi-threading (SMT), so it conforms to the utmost eight-core, 16-thread configuration on Renoir. If anything, the Ryzen 7 5700U should be the replacement for the Ryzen 7 4800U.
AMD will reveal new Zen 3 processors on October 8 and, consequently, the Radeon RX 6000 series on October 28. The chipmaker hasn’t said anything about its APUs, though. as long as AMD has started deploying Green Sardine support, we suspect it won’t be long before the fishy APUs launch.