AMD’s 12-Core Ryzen 9 7845HX ‘Dragon Range’ High-End Laptop CPU Shows Up In AOTS Benchmark

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AMD's high-end Ryzen 9 7845HX 'Dragon Range" CPU which will be targetting high-end laptops has been leaked within the AOTS benchmark.

AMD Dragon Range Allegedly Leaks: Ryzen 9 7845HX With 12 Zen 4 Cores For High-End Laptops

Ashes of Singularity has quite a fanbase and is a widely-known collaboration with AMD for graphics and processing power and Valve (the company optimized the game for the Steam Deck). In a recent benchmark posted on the AotS: Escalation website, an entry of AMD's high-end Ryzen 9 7845HX 12-core CPU has been unearthed.

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The screenshot from the AOTS benchmark shows that the AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX CPU comes with 12 cores and 24 threads. The chip will be based on the latest Zen 4 core architecture & since this is a laptop, it was equipped with 8 GB of memory which sounds a bit low but it could also be an AMD reference platform that this was tested on.

Image source: Ashes of the Singularity Escalation official website.

The leaked AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX CPU is set to release in early 2023 as a part of the Dragon Range lineup. The model year is from the 2023 portfolio, focusing on the Ryzen 7 or 9 market segment. The architecture used is the Zen 4 architecture, and the processor will be a higher model within the segment. Still, Dragon Range is specified to be isolated to the "5" terminology because of its performance, feature set, and unique TDP.

AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU Lineup (Official):

CPU NameFamilyProcess NodeCores / ThreadsBase / Boost ClockCacheiGPUiGPU ClockTDP
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HXDragon Range-H5nm12/24TBD64 MBAMD Radeon Graphics (2 CU RDNA 3)TBD55W+
AMD Ryzen 5 7640UPhoenix-U4nm6/12TBDTBDTBDTBD15-28W
AMD Ryzen 5 7520UMendocino-U6nm4 / 82.8 / 4.3 GHz6 MBRadeon 610M (RDNA 2 2 CU)TBD15-28W
AMD Ryzen 3 7420UMendocino-U6nm4 / 8TBD8 MB?Radeon 610M (RDNA 2 2 CU)TBD15-28W
AMD Ryzen 3 7320UMendocino-U6nm4 / 82.4 / 4.1 GHz8 MB?Radeon 610M (RDNA 2 2 CU)TBD15-28W
AMD Athlon Gold 7220UMendocino-U6nm2 / 42.4 / 3.7 GHz4 MB?Radeon 610M (RDNA 2 2 CU)TBD15-28W

The most important thing to note here is that this is an 'HX' part with a TDP design of 55W which means that it will be competing with Intel's Alder Lake-HX and the upcoming Raptor Lake-HX lineup which feature up to 24 cores and 32 threads. The Intel high-end laptop CPUs also feature a 55 Watt TDP but end up with a higher boost TDP.

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AMD Dragon Range "Ryzen 7045" Series Mobility CPUs

The AMD Dragon Range CPUs will be aimed at the high-performance segment with more cores, threads, &  cache than what AMD has offered us previously while Phoenix Point will be aimed at the thin and light laptop segment. The Dragon Range CPUs will have a TDP rating of around 55W+ while Phoenix Point will have TDPs of around 35-45W. The 55W TDP is for the base configuration and we can expect the chip to be configurable up to 65W for laptop designs with high-end cooling and bigger form factors.

Considering that AMD's current laptop lineup peaks out at 8 cores and 16 threads, AMD will be targetting up to 16 cores and 32 threads with its Dragon Range family of Ryzen 7000 CPUs. The CPUs will also feature more cache of up to 80 MB versus just 20 MB featured on AMD's current fastest laptop chip, the Ryzen 9 6980HX. Considering up to a 74% improvement versus Zen 3 in multi-threaded applications at a 65W TDP threshold, we can see a huge gain in performance and that would also exceed Intel's existing Alder Lake-HX lineup which features up to 16 cores and 24 threads.

The new Dragon Range CPUs will feature a die similar to the Raphael SKUs on the desktop AM5 platform as such, they will also carry the 2 RDNA 2 Compute Units. The CPUs will be featured in various enthusiast laptops with high-end discrete graphics cards from all vendors but primarily NVIDIA & AMD.

AMD Ryzen Mobility CPUs:

CPU Family NameAMD Strix PointAMD Dragon RangeAMD PhoenixAMD RembrandtAMD CezanneAMD RenoirAMD PicassoAMD Raven Ridge
Family BrandingAMD Ryzen 8000 (H-Series)AMD Ryzen 7045 (H-Series)AMD Ryzen 7040 (U-Series)AMD Ryzen 6000
AMD Ryzen 7030
AMD Ryzen 5000 (H/U-Series)AMD Ryzen 4000 (H/U-Series)AMD Ryzen 3000 (H/U-Series)AMD Ryzen 2000 (H/U-Series)
Process NodeTBD5nm4nm6nm7nm7nm12nm14nm
CPU Core ArchitectureZen 5Zen 4Zen 4Zen 3+Zen 3Zen 2Zen +Zen 1
CPU Cores/Threads (Max)TBD16/328/168/168/168/164/84/8
L2 Cache (Max)TBD16 MB4 MB4 MB4 MB4 MB2 MB2 MB
L3 Cache (Max)TBD32 MB16 MB16 MB16 MB8 MB4 MB4 MB
Max CPU ClocksTBDTBATBA5.0 GHz (Ryzen 9 6980HX)4.80 GHz (Ryzen 9 5980HX)4.3 GHz (Ryzen 9 4900HS)4.0 GHz (Ryzen 7 3750H)3.8 GHz (Ryzen 7 2800H)
GPU Core ArchitectureRDNA 3+ iGPURDNA 2 6nm iGPURDNA 3 5nm iGPURDNA 2 6nm iGPUVega Enhanced 7nmVega Enhanced 7nmVega 14nmVega 14nm
Max GPU CoresTBDTBATBA12 CUs (786 cores)8 CUs (512 cores)8 CUs (512 cores)10 CUs (640 Cores)11 CUs (704 cores)
Max GPU ClocksTBDTBATBA2400 MHz2100 MHz1750 MHz1400 MHz1300 MHz
TDP (cTDP Down/Up)TBD55W+ (65W cTDP)15W-45W (65W cTDP)15W-55W (65W cTDP)15W -54W(54W cTDP)15W-45W (65W cTDP)12-35W (35W cTDP)35W-45W (65W cTDP)
Launch2024Q1 2023Q1 2023Q1 2022Q1 2021Q2 2020Q1 2019Q4 2018

News Sources: Benchleaks, Ashes of Singularity, VideoCardz

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