AMD Phoenix Point: Zen4 for laptops
The engineering sample carries an OPN code of 100-000000709-23_N, a code which has not been seen before. The Family and Model information appears to match the A70F00 code associated with the AMD Phoenix mobile CPU series. This Extended Family/Model information was confirmed last year by Patrick Schur as Phoenix processor based on FP8 mobile socket:
Raphael / RPL / A60F00 / AM5
Phoenix / PHX / A70F00 / FP8
— Patrick Schur (@patrickschur_) February 18, 2021
Thus far we have learned about three Zen4 OPN codes, but this is the first sighting of ‘709’ engineering sample. The MilkyWay website lists ‘Number of processors’ as 16, which in this case means threads. Therefore, this CPU is 8-core and 16-thread configuration, most likely the highest configuration for Phoenix Point series.
AMD Ryzen 7000 “Phoenix Point” (Mobile)
- AMD Eng Sample: 100-000000709-23_N [Family 25 Model 112 Stepping 0] – 8 core / 16 thread
AMD Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” (Desktop)
- AMD Eng Sample: 100-000000665-21_N [Family 25 Model 96 Stepping 0] – 16 core / 32 thread
- AMD Eng Sample: 100-000000666-21_N [Family 25 Model 96 Stepping 0] – 8 core / 16 thread
One should mention that AMD is also developing Ryzen 7000 series known as “Dragon Range”, targeted at high-end gaming systems. These series are considered a counterpart to Intel HX-series which use desktop CPUs for mobile devices. That said, the 16-core is more than likely also coming to Ryzen 7000 mobile, it is however not based on Phoenix Point silicon.
Officially AMD Phoenix Point does not have a release date, but rumors point towards Q1 2023 release. This new APU design will combine Zen4 x86 core and RDNA3 graphics microarchitectures. It will be the first 4nm mobile APU, following 5nm desktop Raphael now expected by the end of this year.