AMD Ryzen 8000 “Strix Point” GFX1150 and GFX1151 APUs appear in AMDGPU LLVM backend

Published: Jul 17th 2023, 14:06 GMT   Comments

AMD GFX1150/1151, the GPUs for Ryzen 8000 “Strix” series

AMD is allegedly preparing its AMDGPU backend for the next-gen APU series. 

AMD’s upcoming APUs are making new appearance in AMD Linux and other and open-source codes. New references were just found in the code for the LLVM 17 compiler, and while the codename GFX1150 has been mentioned before by AMD engineers, this is the first instance where GFX1151 has been cited.

Reports suggest that AMD is working on two Strix APUs, namely the Strix Point with 12 cores and the “Strix Halo,” also known as “Sarlak,” with 16 cores. The former is expected to target the mainstream mobile segment with a thermal design power range of up to 54W, while the latter may operate within up to 120W, meaning these are entirely different product tiers.

Nevertheless, it is possible that the GFX1150 and GFX1151 IDs correspond to these upcoming products. However, official information on these APUs is scarce on the LLVM website, even for the recently announced Ryzen RX 7000 and Phoenix series.

AMD GFX1150/1151, Source: GitHub

The fact that we are starting to see initial data on the Strix series is not surprising, as AMD’s APUs typically follow a standard release schedule. These new APUs are anticipated to debut next year alongside the launch of the Ryzen 8000 mobile series. However, the preliminary information currently available lacks the details needed to confirm the numerous rumors that have been circulating online for several months, such as the exact configuration of Zen5 and Zen5c/dense cores.

What we do know for certain is that the AMD Ryzen 8000 APU series will feature an updated version of the RDNA3 architecture. Through an official presentation, the company confirmed that Zen5 APUs will be paired with a graphics architecture referred to as “Navi 3.5.” Unfortunately, the specifics of the RDNA3 revision and the changes it will bring remain unclear at this time.

RUMORED AMD Ryzen APU Series Specs
VideoCardz.comPhoenix PointStrix PointStrix Halo/Sarlak
Launch Date202320242024
AMD Ryzen SeriesRyzen 7X40Ryzen 8X5XRyzen 8X5X
CPU Cores8C (8× Zen4)12C (4× Zen5 + 8× Zen5c)
12C (8× Zen5 + 4× Zen5c)
16C (8× Zen5 + 8× Zen5c)
16C (16× Zen5)
Memory SupportDDR5-5600
Ryzen AI Core10 TOPS~20 TOPS~40 TOPS
Default TDP35-54W~28-54W~55-120W

Source: Github via Phoronix

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