AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Phoenix’ APUs with integrated RDNA 3 graphics can finish as fast as the NVIDIA RTX 3060M

Next year, AMD will release all-new Ryzen 7000 ‘Phoenix’ APUs, providing a significant upgrade for both the CPU and GPU cores. The APU will land on the laptop sector with thin and light designs but deliver some amazing graphics performance thanks to the upgraded RDNA 3 GPU cores.

AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Phoenix’ APU to deliver the fastest integrated graphics based on RDNA 3 cores, up to the performance of the NVIDIA RTX 3060M

Based on the latest tweet from Grimon 55The integrated GPU found in the Ryzen 7000 ‘Phoenix’ appears to be a game changer for laptops and mobile platforms. We recently talked about how RDNA 3 on next-gen APUs can challenge the entry-level discrete graphics chip and look forward to that being the case with each passing day. In a tweet, the leaker clarified the possibility of AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series APU, which has graphics performance on par with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060M.

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The performance of an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060M discrete GPU over an APU would be a huge jump in performance. Especially considering that current APUs are close to GTX 1650 in graphics performance. The main thing to point out here is that the GeForce RTX 3060M quoted here isn’t the fastest version but is a power-restricted ‘Max-Q’ variant with just 60W at its disposal. Even then, AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Phoenix’ APUs will have to share power between the CPU and GPU cores all within a 35-45W package or 25W less than a discrete GPU alone. The Max-Q variant also has an extra 20 watts at its disposal that’s being used for dynamic boost capabilities, so all in all, we’re looking at a difference of up to 45 watts which is pretty big when we think about rigs.

As for what kind of specs we should expect from RDNA 3 ‘Phoenix’ AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs, previous rumors suggested up to 24 compute units but based on reports of recent design changes to the RDNA 3 IP, the number of CUs may still be as many as Current APUs, but with double shaders per WGP and six WGPs in total, APUs can have up to 256 streams per WGP for a grand total of 1,536 cores. This is the same base number as previously expected, the only difference being that the trend has been significantly changed. But just like the previous specs, it has yet to be confirmed.

AMD has confirmed that the powered Ryzen 7000 series, Zen 4, includes Raphael Desktop CPUs, Dragon Range, and Phoenix Laptop APUs. (Image credits: TechTechPotato)

So in terms of performance, the GPU equivalent to the NVIDIA RTX 3060 inside the APU will do wonders for entry-level gaming platforms as well as light gaming platforms. Even with the same clocks as the RDNA 2 (2.4GHz) based APUs, you’ll get nearly twice as much TFLOPs as the Xbox Series S console which is pretty crazy for a 35-45W chip.

The AMD Ryzen 7000 Phoenix APU range will use both Zen 4 cores and RDNA 3. The new APUs from Phoenix will carry LPDDR5 and PCIe 5 support and come in SKUs ranging from 35W to 45W. The range is also expected to release in 2023 and most likely at CES 2023. Bring the same APUs onto desktops and you’ll end up with higher performance so the future looks good for AMD’s APU efforts and, more precisely, iGPU development.

AMD Ryzen H-Series Mobility CPUs:

CPU family name AMD Dragon Range H-Series AMD Phoenix H-Series AMD Rembrandt H Series. AMD Cezanne-H . Series AMD Renoir H Series. AMD Picasso H Series AMD Raven Ridge H-Series
family brand AMD Ryzen 7000 (H Series) AMD Ryzen 7000 (H Series) AMD Ryzen 6000 (H Series) AMD Ryzen 5000 (H Series) AMD Ryzen 4000 (H Series) AMD Ryzen 3000 (H Series) AMD Ryzen 2000 (H Series)
operation contract 5 nm 5 nm 6 nm 7 nm 7 nm 12 nm 14 nm
CPU infrastructure Zain 4 Zain 4 Zen 3+ Zain 3 Zain 2 Zain + Zain 1
CPU cores/threads (maximum) 16/32? 8/16? 8/16 8/16 8/16 4/8 4/8
L2 cache (maximum) 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 2MB 2MB
L3 Cache (maximum) 32 MB 16 MB 16 MB 16 MB 8 MB 4 MB 4 MB
Maximum CPU hours To be announced To be announced To be announced 4.80 GHz (Ryzen 9 5980HX) 4.3 GHz (Ryzen 9 4900HS) 4.0 GHz (Ryzen 7 3750H) 3.8 GHz (Ryzen 7 2800H)
GPU Infrastructure RDNA 3 5nm iGPU RDNA 3 5nm iGPU RDNA 2 6nm iGPU Enhanced Vega 7nm Enhanced Vega 7nm Vega 14 nm Vega 14 nm
Max GPU Cores To be announced To be announced To be announced 8 working units (512 cores) 8 working units (512 cores) 10 coin units (640 cores) 11 CU (704 cores)
Maximum GPU Hours To be announced To be announced To be announced 2100 MHz 1750 MHz 1400 MHz 1300 MHz
TDP (cTDP Down/Up) 35 W – 45 W (65 W cTDP) 35 W – 45 W (65 W cTDP) 35 W – 45 W (65 W cTDP) 35 W – 54 W (54 W cTDP) 35 W – 45 W (65 W cTDP) 12-35 W (35 W cTDP) 35 W – 45 W (65 W cTDP)
launch Q1 2023? Q1 2023? Q1 2022? First Quarter 2021 2nd Quarter 2020 First Quarter 2019 Fourth Quarter 2018

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