AMD Phoenix Point with 8 cores and 16 threads appears

AMD unveiled a product roadmap for a new generation of mobile processors at its Financial Analyst Day event last week, including Phoenix Point based on Zen 4 architecture CPU and RDNA 3 architecture GPU and next-generation Strix Point based on Zen 5 architecture and RDNA 3+. The first Ryzen 7000 mobile processors are now on the MilkyWay@Home website.

The engineering sample OPN code of this AMD processor is 100-000000709-23_N, which belongs to AMD’s Family 25, which includes all chips of the Zen 3 and Zen 4 architectures. This code wants to match the A70F00 code related to the AMD Phoenix Point mobile processor. This processor uses an FP8 interface and uses TSMC’s 4nm process. This is actually an improved version of TSMC’s 5nm process used in the desktop Zen 4 processor, and the relationship between the current 7nm and 6nm processes is the same.

AMD Eng Sample: 100-000000709-23_N (Image credit: Astroinformatics Group)

MilkyWay@Home identified this engineering sample as 16 cores. In fact, this processor should be 8 cores and 16 threads, which is estimated to be the maximum number of cores for Phoenix Point.

In addition to Phoenix Point, AMD is also preparing another Ryzen 7000 mobile processor codenamed Dragon Range, targeting the highest-end gaming platform. It is estimated that this is the response to Intel’s HX series processors. It is speculated that the Dragon Range is the desktop version of the Zen 4 architecture processor Raphael, but the package size may be reduced. You can look forward to AMD’s 16-core mobile processor.

At present, AMD has not announced the specific release time of Phoenix Point. However, according to AMD’s past rules, they generally release a new generation of mobile processors at CES, so the release time of the Ryzen 7000 series mobile processors is likely to be in January next year.