First reference to 12-core AMD Ryzen 8050 Zen 5 Strix Point APU spotted on MilkyWay@Home
News about AMD's upcoming Ryzen 8000 series has been steadily doing the rounds lately. Earlier, we reported that AMD will be offering several tiers in the Ryzen 8000 series with TDPs up to 120 W.
While we are aware that Zen 5 Ryzen 8000 will also top out at 16 cores, Strix Point will max out at 12 cores. We are now getting to see the first signs of this 12-core Strix Point APU in the wild.
A reference to this has been spotted on the MilkyWay@Home platform. We have seen similar Zen 5 appearances on such distributed computing platforms previously as well.
The said Ryzen 8050 CPU is said to have an OPN ID 100-000000994-03_N [Family 26 Model 32 Stepping 0] and the number of processor cores are listed as 24 indicating that we are looking at a 12-core part. From what we know so far, Strix Point will be a 4 nm with TDP up to 45 W.
Strix Point is rumored to use a mix of Zen 5 and Zen 5c cores in a big.LITTLE-esque design. The core configuration is not exactly clear at this point, however. It could be either 8 Zen 5 + 4 Zen 5c or vice-versa. The APU will have a 24 MB unified L3 cache, a 128-bit LPDDR5X memory controller, and a 20 TOPS AI Engine.
In addition to Strix Point, AMD is also rumored to offer a 16-core Strix Halo (Sarlak) APU with TDP up to 120 W. Both Strix Point and Strix Halo will feature RDNA 3.5 iGPUs that are slated to take on entry-level discrete GPUs from Nvidia.