AMD Strix Point appears again in Geekbench benchmark

This year, AMD is set to unveil the innovative Zen 5 series architecture with the release of the Ryzen 9000 series products. Among these, the APU codenamed Strix Point features a hybrid architecture design. Engineering samples (ES) of this chip were spotted last year in benchmark database entries, and they appeared again last month on AMD’s shipping manifests.

According to Wccftech, Strix Point has recently resurfaced in the Geekbench benchmark tests. The data indicates that the Strix Point (1) chip boasts 12 cores and 24 threads, with an L1 instruction cache of 32KB and an L1 data cache of 48KB. It has 12MB of L2 cache (1MB per core) and 24MB of L3 cache, although only 16MB corresponding to the Zen 5 cores are displayed. With a TDP of 28W, it is designed specifically for the FP8 mobile platform. Compared to the Zen 4 architecture, the L1 data cache capacity has been increased by 50%.

Log files suggest that the APU’s core frequency stands at 1.4 GHz, likely indicative of an early ES version used for testing. In the single-core benchmark tests, this Strix Point ES chip scored 1217 points, and in the multi-core tests, it achieved 8016 points. Despite its modest core frequency, the chip performed commendably, particularly in multi-core benchmarks.

Prevailing information suggests two designs for Strix Point: a standard monolithic design, designated Strix Point (1), with a CPU configuration of 4×Zen 5+8×Zen 5c cores and a GPU section that increases CU count to 16, based on the RDNA 3.5/3+ architecture CUs and integrated with the XDNA 2 architecture “Ryzen AI” engine. Another variant, possibly known as “Strix Point Halo” or “Sarlak,” represents a high-end APU utilizing a chiplet design, labeled Strix Point (2). This version can host up to 16 CPU cores, with the CU count raised to 40.

Recently, an insider provided scores for the Strix Point (1) chip from the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark, demonstrating graphical performance comparable to that of an entry-level discrete graphics card.