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AMD shows off Ryzen XDNA AI engine: claims to be faster than Apple M2

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AMD shows off Ryzen XDNA AI engine: claims to be faster than Apple M2

AMD demonstrated the Ryzen XDNA AI integrated into the AMD APU at this week’s Computex in Taipei to compete with the AI capabilities of the VPU (AI Tile) in Intel’s Meteor Lake.


▲ Picture source AMD official website

According to foreign media Tom’s Hardware, in this Ryzen XDNA AI technical demonstration, AMD used an Asus Strix Scar 17 laptop equipped with a Ryzen 9 7940HS chip as a demonstration platform, and conducted a demonstration of “facial recognition technology”.

AMD did not provide any comparative data after the demo, so we have no way of knowing how the final actual performance will be, but AMD claims that “the XDNA engine is faster than the Neural Engine of Apple’s M2 chip.”


▲ Picture source Tom’s Hardware

AMD stated that their goal is to accelerate lightweight AI inference workloads through the XDNA AI engine to reduce the cost of AI landing and improve the efficiency of AI execution on mobile platforms. AMD has not yet determined whether to introduce the XDNA AI engine to its desktop platform processors, so the engine is currently limited to laptops and other portable devices.

In addition, AMD also launched a developer kit for XDNA AI. Although the ecology of the XDNA engine has not yet been established, AMD expressed confidence in the application prospects of the engine.


▲ Picture source Tom’s Hardware

Ryzen XDNA AI should begin to be integrated into new products in the near future, and a detailed comparison will be released at that time.