Ryzen 7000 Phoenix APU iGPU performance allegedly equals discrete GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU levels
Just recently we reported about the expected performance levels of AMD Phoenix APUs, with the Ryzen 7000 processors containing an iGPU that could support up to 16 compute units featuring RDNA 3 architecture knowhow. It was predicted that such powerful Phoenix iGPUs could offer performance of somewhere between a desktop RX 6500 XT and RX 6600, and now a known leaker has offered a new comparison with one of the rival discrete GPUs from Nvidia.
According to Greymon55, AMD fans could look forward to the prospect of owning a thin and light laptop that sports a Ryzen 7000 APU capable of offering roughly the equivalent graphics performance of a GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU. Although the comparison is made with a 60 W variant of the Ampere unit (the RTX 3060 Laptop GPU has a TGP range from 60 W to 115 W), it would still be an incredible achievement for an APU’s iGPU to offer around this kind of graphics performance level.
Of course, there are some caveats to consider, especially those concerning power. The Phoenix APUs will rely on 35-45 W TDPs, and it is understandably unclear at the moment how AMD will ensure that the iGPU can operate at these lofty levels, even with a manufacturing node transfer from 6 nm to 5 nm. There is a lot of expectation around Ryzen 7000 Phoenix, as it also incorporates LPDDR5 and PCIe 5 support, but these early leaks should be taken with a pinch of salt anyway as estimated time of arrival isn’t until 2023.
Phoenix GPU≈3060m 60W— Greymon55 (@greymon55) May 8, 2022