AMD Phoenix APU scheduled for the end of the year will get RDNA 3 graphics processor
AMD is getting ready to release its next-generation RDNA 3 GPUs later this year. Rumor has it that RDNA 3 offers incredible performance gains over RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards, with even the low/mid-level Navi 33 reportedly delivering performance levels of the RX 6900 XT.
Now new leaks indicate that AMD wants to shift the power of RDNA 3 from discrete cards to integrated graphics with the upcoming Zen 4 APU, codenamed "Phoenix."
The AMD Phoenix APU is reported to contain up to eight Zen 4 cores and RDNA 3 iGPUs. The Phoenix APU computer base will include 16 RDNA 3 compute units, giving it 1,536 threaded processors.
Tom's Hardware resource suggests that with nearly triple the number of iGPU stream processors featured in the Ryzen 7 5700G, the Phoenix APU will be somewhere between the desktop RX 6500 XT and RX 6600 in terms of performance. The information agrees well with a previous report about the Phoenix APU, which allegedly contains 16 to 24 CUs.
Finally, the Phoenix APU also seems to run DDR5 and LPDDR5 memory with PCIe Gen 5 support.
That's all we know about the Phoenix APU at the moment. Questions such as price, exact technology node and release date are still unanswered.
Rumors point to a release date in early 2023. However, one thing is for sure: Whenever it launches, the APU Phoenix, if the iGPU reports are correct, will be a monumental achievement and will make gaming on an integrated graphics card really viable.
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