Gaming Chromebooks Powered By AMD Picasso, Dali, Pollock APUs Will Bring Chrome OS Into The Gaming World

Imagine playing on free platform where nothing disturbs your gaming experience and enjoying without OS Pro license activation and errors like blue screens of death. That’s the exact environment where gamers want to live in. Soon enough, lucky low budget gamers might enjoy competitive online matches by just using Chrome OS that will support Steam app. Previously, it was revealed by androidpolice official website that Chrome OS developers are working to initiate gaming app Steam on Chromebooks with potential graphics fidelity such as AMD APUs and Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM chips. As everybody aware of Windows 10 OS is currently the dominant PC Steam gaming platform with little improved DirectX 12 (DX12) API over it’s DX11. Now, the definition of API is very simple, it’s just a mediator between hardware and software. In fact, open source Vulkan API did loads of good improvements to optimize Triple A game titles into a high frame rate smooth experience compared to DX12’s incremental updates. Therefore, Vulkan API will make a big statement in terms of open source gaming implementation via Chrome OS on AMD APU powered Chromebooks.

Most interesting part of this exciting gaming Chrome OS news is that latest leaks are already confirming about upcoming Chromebooks enhanced by AMD Picasso Zen+ APUs. Twitter user Komachi_Ensaka firmly established that quad core SMT enabled Ryzen 7 3700C and Ryzen 5 3500C are found within the Chromium codes. Apart from that, dual core Ryzen 3 3250C, Athlon Gold 3150C and Silver 3050C APUs are also included into upcoming Chromebooks via driver source code. Yet, new AMD mysterious APU is found by codename Pollock under Athlon Dali APUs. It might be another low powered dual core Zen+ APU.

Additionally, 12nm Picasso, Dali and Pollock APUs for Chromebooks are using Zen2 vbios. Looks like the driver optimization for Chrome OS might go solid for the future. In graphics performance side, Picasso Ryzen 7 3700C supposed to have powerful RX Vega 10 iGPU and Ryzen 5 3500C should be paired with RX Vega 8 wonder iGPU. In real world benchmarks, RX Vega 10 & Vega 8 graphics performances are so amazing that latest Microsoft Surface also using them for premium business ultrabooks which are practically capable for competitive gaming experience such as Fortnite, PUBG Lite, Rocket League and CS:GO. Every laptop users might be expecting Renoir APU powered Chromebooks if everything goes smooth with Chrome OS integration next year.