HP posted the datasheet of its upcoming 2-in-1 notebook PC, the ENVY x360 15-bq101na, which could be the world’s first implementation of AMD’s upcoming 14 nm “Raven Ridge” APU. The silicon combines a quad-core “Zen” CPU with an integrated graphics core based on the “Vega” GPU architecture. The datasheet speaks of an “AMD Ryzen 5 2500U” processor powering the machine.
The Ryzen 5 2500U is being described as featuring a quad-core CPU clocked at 2.00 GHz with 3.60 GHz boost frequency, and 6 MB of cache. This could very well be total-cache, since that’s how AMD likes OEMs to advertise cache on its chips, which works out to 512 KB of L2 cache per core, and 4 MB of shared L3 cache. The graphics core features the branding “AMD Radeon Vega M,” confirming that this chip is indeed a derivation of “Raven Ridge.”
Other specifications of this Zen-Vega powered 2-in-1 aren’t too shabby either. The 15.6-inch thin-edge IPS display features Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, the Ryzen 5 2500U chip is paired with 8 GB of single-channel DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM memory; and 256 GB M.2 PCIe (NVMe) storage. The 55.8 Wh battery keeps the machine ticking for a little over 10 hours. Connectivity includes 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2, two USB 3.0 ports (from which one is type-C), HDMI 2.0 display output, and stereo audio.