AMD’s next-gen Ryzen 8000 APU spotted with 16 RDNA3.5 GPU cores

Published: Sep 1st 2023, 13:45 GMT   Comments

AMD Ryzen 8000 12-core Zen5 “Strix Point” APU spotted with 16 RDNA3.5 Compute Units

At long last, we have a leak that confirms the configuration of AMD’s upcoming APU.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to any readers by now that the Ryzen 8050 APU series will debut with 12 cores. There have been numerous rumors circulating about the configuration of this monolithic APU, but it appears that the debate has settled on 4x Zen5 (Big/P-Core) and 12x Zen5c (Small/E-Core).

The most recent leak from PerformanceDatabases reveals an AMD Strix Point APU with the aforementioned configuration, sporting 1024 unified shaders. This essentially confirms that the next-gen APU will house 16 Compute Units (16×64=1024).

AMD Strix Point APU leak, Source: PerformanceDatabases

While the integrated GPU is identified as AMD Strix – Internal GPU, it’s worth noting that this nomenclature is a result of the HWINFO software used to capture these specs for an unreleased CPU. Additionally, the reported 512MB GDDR6 memory configuration is likely inaccurate.

The complete screenshots showcase the STX1-A0 silicon, designed for a 45W TDP, suggesting that it’s likely a prototype for a mobile processor. This CPU utilizes the FP8 package and is paired with 32GB LPDDR5 memory.

AMD Strix Point APU leak, Source: PerformanceDatabases

The Strix Point APU represents just one variant of the Zen5 core that AMD plans to employ in its upcoming Ryzen 8000 lineup. Expect a variety of processors with different combinations of Zen4/Zen5/Zen5c CPU architectures, coupled with either RDNA3 or RDNA3.5 GPU architectures. The Strix Point APU is positioned as the successor to the Ryzen 7040H(S) series, which is commonly found in mainstream laptops, often paired with high-performance gaming GPUs. However, with the introduction of the 16CU RDNA3.5 integrated graphics, there will be even less incentive to include discrete graphics in such laptops.

Furthermore, this marks a 50% increase in CPU core count and 33% increase in GPU cores compared to the Phoenix APUs, which are currently favored by many handheld gaming device manufacturers. With the CPU architecture upgrade and a higher GPU core count, these systems are set to receive a significant performance boost, assuming these companies choose to release new hardware revisions.

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: Performance Databases via HXL (@9550pro)

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