AMD Phoenix Point 4nm APU With Zen 4 & RDNA 3 In 2023, Strix Point APUs With Zen 5 & RDNA 3+ In 2024 For Laptops

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AMD will be launching its Phoenix Point 4nm APUs with Zen 4 & RDNA 3 in 2023, followed by Strix Point with Zen 5 & RDNA 3+ cores in 2024.

AMD 4nm Phoenix Point APUs With Zen 4 & RDNA 3 In 2023, Strix Point With Zen 5 & RDNA 3+ Cores In 2024 For Laptops

AMD confirmed that its Phoenix Point and Strix Point APUs will be powering the next-gen laptops with a diverse portfolio of core IPs. The Phoenix Point APUs will utilize a combination of Zen 4 CPU and RDNA 3 GPU cores on the 4nm process node while Strix Point APUs will utilize a combination of Zen 5 CPU and RDNA 3+ GPU cores on an advanced process node (most probably 3nm).

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AMD Zen 4 & RDNA 3 Powered Phoenix Point 4nm APUs For Thin & Light Gaming Laptops in 2023

AMD confirmed its Phoenix Point APU lineup which will utilize both Zen 4 and RDNA 3 cores. The new Phoenix APUs will carry LPDDR5 and PCIe 5 support and come in SKUs ranging from 35W to 45W. The lineup is also expected to launch in 2023 and most possibly at CES 2023. AMD has also pointed out that the laptop parts may include memory technologies aside from LPDDR5 and DDR5.

Based on earlier specs, it looks like the Phoenix Ryzen 7000 APUs might still carry up to 8 cores and 16 threads with higher core counts exclusive to Dragon Range chips. However, Phoenix APUs will carry a higher CU count for the graphics core, uplifting the performance by a huge margin over any thing that the competition might have to offer. For more high-end performance, laptops will get the Dragon Range Ryzen 7000 lineup which offers up to 16 Zen 4 cores.

AMD Zen 5 & RDNA 3+ Powered Strix Point 5nm APUs For Laptops in 2024

AMD's Strix Point Ryzen APUs were previously rumored to offer a hybrid architecture that was made by combining two Zen core IPs. The main cores would be based on the Zen 5 architecture & the rest of the cores will rely on the Zen 4 architecture but the new roadmap confirms that it's all Zen 5 for the next-gen APUs.

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There are also talks of a new L4 cache system to be incorporated on AMD Strix Point APUs which is going to work as a system-level cache.

So far, AMD APUs have been offering a monolithic design with all IPs (CPU/GPU/IO) onboard the same die. Technologies such as Infinity Cache and GPU IPs such as RDNA 3+ are also expected to debut with Strix Point Ryzen APUs. Once again, this is all just a rumor but we can definitely expect lots of interesting developments in the APU segment in the years to come.

AMD Ryzen H-Series Mobility CPUs:

CPU Family NameAMD Strix Point H-SeriesAMD Dragon Range H-SeriesAMD Phoenix H-SeriesAMD Rembrandt H-SeriesAMD Cezanne-H SeriesAMD Renoir H-SeriesAMD Picasso H-SeriesAMD Raven Ridge H-Series
Family BrandingAMD Ryzen 8000 (H-Series)AMD Ryzen 7000 (H-Series)AMD Ryzen 7000 (H-Series)AMD Ryzen 6000 (H-Series)AMD Ryzen 5000 (H-Series)AMD Ryzen 4000 (H-Series)AMD Ryzen 3000 (H-Series)AMD Ryzen 2000 (H-Series)
Process NodeTBD5nm4nm6nm7nm7nm12nm14nm
CPU Core ArchitectureZen 5Zen 4Zen 4Zen 3+Zen 3Zen 2Zen +Zen 1
CPU Cores/Threads (Max)TBD16/32?8/16?8/168/168/164/84/8
L2 Cache (Max)TBD4 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 3 5nm 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)TBD35W-45W (65W cTDP)35W-45W (65W cTDP)35W-45W (65W cTDP)35W -54W(54W cTDP)35W-45W (65W cTDP)12-35W (35W cTDP)35W-45W (65W cTDP)
Launch2024Q1 2023Q1 2023Q1 2022Q1 2021Q2 2020Q1 2019Q4 2018
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