The Phoenix APU desktop may be named Ryzen 8000G
AMD is poised to transition its Phoenix and Phoenix 2 APU cores to the desktop market, with support already incorporated in the AGESA 188.8.131.52 BIOS version and further optimizations realized in AGESA 184.108.40.206. While initial speculation placed these APUs within the Ryzen 7000G series, recent revelations suggest they may be designated as the Ryzen 8000G series, with AMD planning to introduce at least four models.
Information procured from Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers by HKEPC indicates that AMD has provided them with Engineering Sample (ES) units for testing. The new APUs will probably bear the Ryzen 8000G nomenclature, with known variants including the Ryzen 3 8300G, Ryzen 5 8500G, Ryzen 5 8600G, and Ryzen 7 8700G, in addition to commercial PRO versions.
The Ryzen 8000G series will incorporate two distinct core types. The Ryzen 3 8300G and Ryzen 5 8500G will utilize the Phoenix 2 core, featuring a hybrid architecture combining Zen 4 and Zen 4c, with the Ryzen 3 8300G having 1 Zen 4 and 3 Zen 4c cores amounting to 8 threads, and the Ryzen 5 8500G composed of 2 Zen 4 and 4 Zen 4c cores summing to 12 threads. Both will be equipped with 4 compute units (CUs) of RDNA 3 architecture for the integrated graphics.
The Ryzen 5 8600G and Ryzen 7 8700G, on the other hand, will harness the pure Zen 4-core Phoenix, with the Ryzen 5 8600G featuring a 6-core 12-thread configuration and 8 CUs, and the Ryzen 7 8700G boasting an 8-core 16-thread setup with 12 CUs for the integrated graphics.
As for the official release date, there is no definitive information at present, though there may be developments by the end of the year, with a significant likelihood of an announcement at CES 2024.