AMD’s new semi-custom SoC code-named Mero appears
In recent years, AMD’s semi-custom business has achieved very good results. Especially in the gaming industry, AMD’s 3A platform solutions, whether it is Sony’s PlayStation 4/5 and Microsoft’s Xbox One and Series X/S, or the Steam Deck launched by Valve this year, all have quite good sales performance and have won the reputation of customers and the market.
It is reported that this new semi-custom SoC code-named Mero is similar in structure to the Van Gogh used on Steam Deck. Both use Zen 2 architecture CPU and RDNA 2 architecture GPU, which are low-power APUs with targeted design. However, Mero and Van Gogh are not the same chip. Analysis indicates that Van Gogh has more functional modules and PCIe channels. Presumably, because the platform is an undisclosed prototype device from Magic Leap, AMD has not confirmed the existence of Mero.