We can now officially talk about the integrated graphics card of the APU AMD Mendocinoand like the leaks already anticipated, it will only offer 2 compute units under the AMD RDNA2 architecture, which results in access to 128 stream processors (cores), its performance is therefore very far from that of the AMD Aerith SoC integrated into the Steam Deck, which although in terms of CPU offers the same configuration, in GPU it quadruples the cores to reach the 512 stream processors.

AMD Mendocino

Obviously this is not a problem, since the AMD Mendocino APUs are designed for low cost laptops ($399 to $699) with extended battery life (up to 10 hours), but of course, handheld console manufacturers started using this chipand knowing that it only has such a number of nuclei break the hype access to a portable console that is both powerful and affordable.

Remember that AMD Mendocino offers 4 cores and 8 processing threads under AMD Zen2 architecture with 4MB L3 cache, controller supporting 4GB to 32GB of LPDDR5X RAM in a dual-channel configuration, the GPU allows up to four video outputs via 2x DisplayPort + 2x USB-C, it has 4x PCIe 3.0 lanes for the SSD, the VCN3.0 media engine supports AV1 and VP9 decoding , and it can support configuration up to 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 + 2x USB 2.0 + 1x USB 2.0.

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