Tuesday, May 3rd 2022

AMD "Mero" Semi-custom SoC Powers Next-Gen Magic Leap AR Headset

Magic Leap's next-generation augmented reality (AR) headset could be AMD-powered according to a Basemark benchmark listing seen by _Rogame. The chip driving this headset is codenamed "Mero," and is a semi-custom SoC made by AMD. The SoC combines a CPU based on the "Zen 2" microarchitecture, with an iGPU based on RDNA2. Basemark reads this as 8 CPU cores, although it's possible this is 4-core/8-thread.

At this point, the RDNA2 compute unit (CU) count is unknown. Magic Leap uses an Android 10-derived OS for the x86-64 machine architecture, and the system name reads as "Magic Leap Demophon" to Basemark (which could just be the prototype's network machine name). The AR display-head is 720 x 920 pixels, and the memory available to the OS is 1 GB (not counting the memory shared to the iGPU).
Source: _rogame (Twitter)
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2 Comments on AMD "Mero" Semi-custom SoC Powers Next-Gen Magic Leap AR Headset

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Dredi
Possibly just another sku/branding of the steam deck chip.
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Mathragh
DrediPossibly just another sku/branding of the steam deck chip.
Perhaps if they run it at a TDP low enough to not need active cooling.
I could be wrong but I can't see a fan whirring somewhere in my headset being comfortable, neither sound nor battery-size wise.
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