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AMD Flute SoC with Zen 2 CPU and Navi 10 Lite GPU spotted

by Mark Tyson on 24 July 2019, 10:11

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Xbox

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An interesting new SoC from AMD popped up in the UserBenchmark database, only to be removed in short order. Twitter hardware enthusiast @Komachi spotted the part earlier this week and, luckily for us, took a couple of screenshots and recorded the vital statistics of this AMD-designed enigma.

The new AMD Flute SoC appears to be rather similar to the previously spotted AMD Gonzalo, which is reportedly destined to become the powerplant of the PlayStation 5. Tom's Hardware put together a comparison of the Flute and Gonzalo in a table I have reproduced below. For your reference ES = Engineering Sample, and QS = Qualification Sample (QS is a step closer to finalised silicon).

Model

Codename

Status

Cores

Threads

Base Clock

Boost Clock

iGPU

PCIe ID

iGPU Clock

AMD Flute

100-000000004-15_32/12/18_13F9

QS

8

16

1.6GHz

3.2GHz

Navi 10 Lite

13F9

?

AMD Gonzalo

ZG16702AE8JB2_ 32/10/18_13F8

QS

8

16

1.6GHz

3.2GHz

Navi 10 Lite

13F8

1.8GHz

AMD Gonzalo

2G16002CE8JA2_ 32/10/10_13E9

ES

8

16

1GHz

3.2GHz

Navi 10 Lite

13E9

1GHz

 

As you can see above, AMD Flute contains 8C/16T CPU cores running at a 1.6GHz base clock and 3.2GHz boost clock. Most sources reckon it uses AMD's Zen 2 cores. Moving on to the GPU, this looks like it is Navi 10 Lite (from the PCIe ID) but we don't have an indicative clock speed from @Komachi's data. So there is a lot of similarity between Flute and Gonzalo but there should still be some differences, as with the current state of console competition.

Further poking into the UserBenchmark data provides an indication of relatively high bandwidth and low latency, so perhaps Flute will be paired with GDDR6 memory, @Komachi certainly thinks so.



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“ it is uses ”?????
If it has a Navi 10 lite, having a Rx 5700 might keep you in the gaming picture for a long time then.
I'd be interested in updating my NUC to a new one with this SOC.
My Skull Canyon is a great little HTPC under the tv but lacks the gpu grunt to do any gaming other than lego games.
AS shane74 but I'd prefer Cheaper, (4c8T) or better GPU side .. possiibly user choice?? 10w cpu /40w GPU vs 25w CPU/ 25w GPU
persimmon
AS shane74 but I'd prefer Cheaper, (4c8T) or better GPU side .. possiibly user choice?? 10w cpu /40w GPU vs 25w CPU/ 25w GPU

8 zen2 cores boosting to 3.2 GHz isn't going to matter much to the power budget, especially if it does have a navi 10 GPU.

I wonder if it'll have a bog-standard zen2 chiplet in the same package as a GPU block that also provides IO? If Navi10 already has the IF communication stuff hiding somewhere on the die then you could make a “SoC” (SiP, for System in Package?) for a next-gen console entirely out of chips that are already shipping