After the success of the Phoenix series CPUs, AMD has been working on their upcoming 8000 series APUs, as teased by quite a few leakers and hardware outlets.
Recently, @9550pro – a reputed hardware leaker on Twitter – has reported that the AMD Ryzen 8000 series APUs, dubbed “Strix Point,” will feature a monolithic design with a single CCD with 2 CCX with four cores and eight threads.
The CCX is based on the state-of-the-art Zen5 architecture. It will feature an L3 cache of 16MB. The Zen5C CCX will feature an L3 cache of 8MB. This means there will be a total of 24MB L3 cache memory on the chip.
The clock frequency is expected to remain the same across the chip. However, the Zen5C cores will be offering better efficiency.
The iGPU for the “Strix Point” will consist of AMD RDNA3.5 GPU cores. These consist of 8 Work Group Processors and 16 Compute Units.
This means the iGPU consists of 1024 stream processors. This is a 33% increase over the previous RDNA3-based cards. Assuming the clock speeds remain constant at around 3 GHz, the iGPU can provide up to 12 TFLOPS FP32 computational power.
This would statistically bring a 42% increase over the current fastest and best RDNA 3-based iGPU – the Radeon 780M.
The AMD Strix Point APUs will arrive in the second or fourth quarter of 2024. This means this product will compete with Intel’s Arrow Lake and the next series, Lunar Lake.
The new hybrid architecture that both Intel and AMD will implement will bring a new era of performance, especially to the mobile devices and laptop segment.
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