AMD Confirms Zen 4 Powered Ryzen 7000 Raphael CPUs For Desktops In 2022, Dragon Range & Phoenix APUs For Laptops In 2023

AMD has confirmed that it plans to launch three Zen 4 'Ryzen 7000' products which will include Raphael for desktops, Dragon Range for high-end laptops, and Phoenix for light-gaming laptops.

AMD Confirms Ryzen 7000 Series To Feature Zen 4 Powered 'Raphael' CPUs, 'Dragon Range' and Phoenix 'APUs' Desktops And Laptops

During its Q1 2022 Financial Results, AMD provided its latest roadmap which provides an update on its roadmap plans for 2022-2023. It looks like AMD's Zen 4 core architecture will play a crucial part in powering not just one but at least three client platforms including Raphael for enthusiast desktops, Dragon Range for Extreme Gaming Laptops, and Phoenix for Thin & Light laptops.

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AMD Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs Raphael, Dragon Range, Phoenix APUs
AMD has confirmed its Ryzen 7000, Zen 4 powered lineup, series to include Raphael Desktop CPUs, Dragon Range & Phoenix Laptop APUs. (Image Credits: TechTechPotato)

AMD Zen 4 Powered Raphael CPUs For Enthusiast Desktops In 2022

The first platform to get the AMD Zen 4 treatment will be Raphael. The 5nm Zen 4-powered chips will be aimed at the enthusiast desktop segment based around the brand new AM5 platform that offers both DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 functionality and with TDPs starting at 65W and above. The Raphael desktop CPU platform is expected to launch in 2H 2022. More on AMD Ryzen 7000 'Raphael' CPUs here.

AMD Ryzen  'Zen 4' Desktop CPU Expected Features:

  • Brand New Zen 4 CPU Cores (IPC / Architectural Improvements)
  • Brand New TSMC 5nm process node with 6nm IOD
  • Support on AM5 Platform With LGA1718 Socket
  • Dual-Channel DDR5 Memory Support
  • 28 PCIe Lanes (CPU Exclusive)
  • 65-120W TDPs (Upper Bound Range ~170W)

AMD Mainstream Desktop CPU Generations Comparison:

AMD CPU FamilyCodenameProcessor ProcessProcessors Cores/Threads (Max)TDPs (Max)PlatformPlatform ChipsetMemory SupportPCIe SupportLaunch
Ryzen 1000Summit Ridge14nm (Zen 1)8/1695WAM4300-SeriesDDR4-2677Gen 3.02017
Ryzen 2000Pinnacle Ridge12nm (Zen +)8/16105WAM4400-SeriesDDR4-2933Gen 3.02018
Ryzen 3000Matisse7nm (Zen 2)16/32105WAM4500-SeriesDDR4-3200Gen 4.02019
Ryzen 5000Vermeer7nm (Zen 3)16/32105WAM4500-SeriesDDR4-3200Gen 4.02020
Ryzen 5000 3DWarhol?7nm (Zen 3D)8/16105WAM4500-SeriesDDR4-3200Gen 4.02022
Ryzen 7000Raphael5nm (Zen 4)16/32170WAM5600-SeriesDDR5-5200/5600?Gen 5.02022
Ryzen 7000 3DRaphael5nm (Zen 4)16/32?105-170WAM5600-SeriesDDR5-5200/5600?Gen 5.02023
Ryzen 8000Granite Ridge3nm (Zen 5)?TBATBAAM5700-Series?DDR5-5600+Gen 5.02024-2025?

AMD Zen 4 Powered Dragon Range APUs For Extreme Gaming Laptops in 2023

A brand new Zen 4 product has been confirmed today and that is Dragon Range. It looks like the new Dragon Range APU lineup will be aimed at Extreme Gaming laptops with sizes above 20mm and based on what AMD has stated, these will bring the highest core, thread, and cache ever for a mobile gaming CPU. These will also include the fastest creator and productivity performance ever for mobile PCs. The new Dragon Range lineup will also be DDR5 and PCIe 5 compliant and feature SKUs above the 55W range.

Before Dragon Range, there were rumors that AMD will be bringing out its Raphael-H lineup which will be based on the same die as Raphael for desktops but aimed at high-performance notebooks with higher core, thread, and cache count. It is expected to feature up to 16 cores which will be AMD's direct answer to Intel's Alder Lake-HX parts which feature a hybrid 8+8 design for up to 16 cores.

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AMD Zen 4 Powered Phoenix APUs For Thin & Light Gaming Laptops in 2023

Lastly, we have AMD confirming its Phoenix 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.

All three parts will be branded as Ryzen 7000 series. Currently, that's all we know so far but one can expect more details from AMD at Computex 2022.

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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