Zen 5-based AMD Strix point APUs reportedly coming with up to 16 core CPU and 8 WGP RDNA 3+ iGPU with 3 GHz+ clock speed
Back in June 2022, AMD revealed that it will launch the “Strix Point” APUs in 2024 featuring a combination of a Zen 5 CPU and an RDNA 3+ iGPU. RedGamingTech reported earlier this year that the Strix Point APUs could feature up to 8 Zen 5 cores alongside smaller efficiency cores for a big.LITTLE design. The leaker also alleged that Strix Point’s RDNA 3+ iGPU could rock 12 Work Group Processors (WGP)/24 Compute Units (CU) for an estimated 9 TFLOPS of raw compute performance.
In a recent video, Paul shared some more details regarding the Strix Point APUs alongside tweaks to his previously rumored specs.
First, Paul suggests that the highest-end Strix Point APUs will boast 8 big Zen 5 and 8 smaller Zen 4D cores for a total of 16 cores. These SKUs could also feature 32 MB of L3 cache, and an 8 WGP RDNA 3+ iGPU which is significantly cut back than the iGPU purported before. The leaker also maintains that the iGPU on the most powerful SKUs operates at a clock frequency of 3 GHz+.
The low-end Strix Point SKUs will reportedly employ a CPU with 2 Zen 5 and 4 Zen 4D cores for a combined 6 cores, 8 MB of L3 cache, and a 2 WGP iGPU.
Moving on, Paul mentions that AMD will use the TSMC’s 3 nm process for top-end Strix Point APUs while low-end variants will use the 4 nm process. Additionally, Strix Point reportedly has support for 6,400 MT/s and 8,533 MT/s DDR5 and LPDDR5X memory respectively.
Since the Strix Point APUs are due to come out in 2024, take the hardware details shared here with a healthy dose of skepticism as we could be months away from hearing anything from AMD on this matter.