AMD Ryzen 8000 “Strix Point” APU said to feature 4xZen5 with 8xZen5c cores, “Strix Halo” using 16xZen5

Published: Jul 30th 2023, 18:33 GMT   Comments

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AMD Strix Halo similar to a desktop CPU with more graphics-capable IO die

The upcoming AMD next-gen APU series, based on the Zen5 architecture, is rumored to adopt a hybrid design, combining Zen5 and Zen5c codes. However, the specific configuration of these chips has not been officially confirmed yet.

Reports about the AMD Strix APU series started surfacing a few months ago, and recently, the first Strix Point APU benchmark was discovered, suggesting that early testing is underway. The benchmark confirmed a 12-core configuration for the processor, but the exact arrangement of hybrid cores remains unknown.

According to Olrak29, the Strix Point APU is expected to feature four Zen5 cores and eight Zen5c cores. On the other hand, the larger APU variant, known as Strix Halo or Sarlak, is said to boast 16 Zen5 cores divided into two chiplets, similar to the desktop version. The primary difference between desktop and ‘ultimate APU’ variant lies in the IO die, which houses the GPU, claims another leaker. The desktop processor will have a less capable GPU, while the Halo variant is rumored to incorporate up to 40 Compute Units, as suggested by earlier reports.

Additionally, there are indications of two more APU configurations within the Ryzen 8000 series lineup. These might include the Hawk Point low-power APU and Fire Range, which serves as the successor to the high-end gaming APU series for laptops known as Dragon Range. The series will also include Granite Ridge, a successor to the Raphael Zen4 desktop series, those processors should boost up to 170W.

Without a doubt, the upcoming addition to the Ryzen family will continue the trend of incorporating a mix of CPU and GPU architectures to cater to various product segments and consumer needs. Hopefully, this time around, it will be easier for consumers to follow what architecture (and subarchitecture) is hidden behind a product name.

RUMORED AMD Ryzen 8000 Series
VideoCardz.comHawk PointStrix PointFire RangeStrix Halo/SarlakGranite Ridge
TargetMainstream APUPremium APUHigh-end APUUltimate APUDesktop CPU
TypeMonolithicMonolithicMulti ChipletMulti ChipletMulti Chiplet
Ryzen SeriesRyzen 8040Ryzen 8050Ryzen 8055TBCRyzen 8000
CPU Cores8× Zen412C (4×Zen5 + 8×Zen5c)16× Zen516× Zen516× Zen5
Default TDP~28-54W~28-54W~55-75W~55-120W~65-170W

Source: @Olrak29_ & @kopite7kimi via Wccftech

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