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

AMD will release its brand new one next year Ryzen 7000 ‘Phoenix’ APUs, which provide a massive upgrade for both the CPU and GPU cores. The APU will enter the notebook segment in thin and light designs, but offers some spectacular graphics performance thanks to the upgraded RDNA 3 GPU cores.

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

Based on ‘s latest tweet Greymon55it looks like the integrated GPU on the Ryzen 7000 ‘Phoenix’ is a game changer for laptops and mobility platforms. We recently talked about how RDNA 3 on next-gen APUs could challenge the entry-level discrete graphics segment and it looks like it will be the case any day. In the tweet, the leaker states the possibility of AMD’s Phoenix, the Ryzen 7000 APU lineup, with graphics performance comparable to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060M.

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Having the performance of an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060M discrete GPU on an APU would be quite a performance jump. Especially considering that current APUs are close to the GTX 1650 in terms of graphics performance. The important thing to point out here is that the GeForce RTX 3060M quoted here is not the fastest version, but a limited power ‘Max-Q’ variant that only has 60 Watts at its disposal. Even with that, the AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Phoenix’ APUs will have to share power between the CPU and GPU cores, all within a 35-45W package or up to 25W lower than the discrete GPU alone. The Max-Q variant also has an additional 20W at its disposal which is used for Dynamic Boosting capabilities, so in total we are looking at a 45W difference which is quite large when looking at mobility platforms.

What kind of specs should we expect from the RDNA 3 powered AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Phoenix’ APUs, the earlier rumors suggested up to 24 compute units, but based on reports of recent design changes to the RDNA 3 IP, the number of CU could remain the same as existing APUs, but since there are double the number of shaders per WGP and six WGPs in total, the APUs can reach 256 stream processors per WGP, for a total of 1536 cores in total. This is the exact same number of nuclei previously expected, the only difference being that the orientation has changed significantly. But like the previous specs, these have not yet been confirmed.

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

So in terms of performance, an NVIDIA RTX 3060 equivalent GPU within an APU would work wonders for entry-level gaming platforms as well as thin light sources. Even with the same clocks as existing RDNA 2-based APUs (2.4GHz), you’d get nearly double the TFLOPs as the Xbox Series S console, which is pretty insane for a 35-45W chip.

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

AMD Ryzen H-Series Mobility CPUs:

CPU last 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 branding 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)
Process node 5nm 5nm 6nm 7nm 7nm 12nm 14nm
CPU core architecture Zen 4 Zen 4 Zen 3+ Zen 3 Zen 2 Zen + Zen 1
CPU cores/threads (max.) 16/32? 8/16? 8/16 8/16 8/16 4/8 4/8
L2 cache (maximum) 4MB 4MB 4MB 4MB 4MB 2MB 2MB
L3 cache (maximum) 32MB 16MB 16MB 16MB 8MB 4MB 4MB
Max CPU Clocks Not yet known Not yet known Not yet known 4.80GHz (Ryzen 9 5980HX) 4.3GHz (Ryzen 9 4900HS) 4.0GHz (Ryzen 7 3750H) 3.8GHz (Ryzen 7 2800H)
GPU core architecture RDNA 3 5nm iGPU RDNA 3 5nm iGPU RDNA 2 6nm iGPU Vega Enhanced 7nm Vega Enhanced 7nm Vegan 14nm Vegan 14nm
Max GPU cores Not yet known Not yet known Not yet known 8 CUs (512 cores) 8 CUs (512 cores) 10 CUs (640 cores) 11 CUs (704 cores)
Max GPU Clocks Not yet known Not yet known Not yet known 2100MHz 1750MHz 1400MHz 1300MHz
TDP (cTDP Down/Up) 35W-45W (65W cTDP) 35W-45W (65W cTDP) 35W-45W (65W cTDP) 35W -54W (54W cTDP) 35W-45W (65W cTDP) 12-35W (35W cTDP) 35W-45W (65W cTDP)
launch Q1 2023? Q1 2023? Q1 2022? 1st quarter 2021 2nd quarter 2020 1st quarter 2019 4th quarter 2018

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