AMD’s next-gen Zen 4 mobile processors are planned for launch in the first quarter of 2023, with a CES reveal in January. The first Ryzen 7000 mobile APU has been spotted in the Ashes: Escalation benchmark database (courtesy: BenchLeaks). It features 12 optimized Zen 4 cores with 24 threads, a first for AMD’s mobility family. Codenamed Dragon Range, these chips will be the first from Team Red to feature a dual-chiplet design in a portable form factor.
The Ryzen 9 7845HX is a high-end SKU but not the fastest. There will be a 16-core part with 32 threads at the top of the product stack, probably named the 7990HX, minimizing the gap between the desktop and mobile Ryzen families. It’s worth noting that Dragon Range will be a gamer-centric lineup, while Phoenix will power the mainstream and ultrathin notebooks. Like Cezanne and Rembrandt, Phoenix will be a monolithic design with up to 8 cores and 16 threads.
On the Intel side, the 13th Gen Raptor Lake-P mobile family will be an Alder Lake rebrand, topping out at 14 cores and 20 threads. Unfortunately for AMD, the HX lineup led by the Core i9-13900HX will leverage the repurposed desktop dies, packing 24 cores and 32 threads. In short, the performance leadership will remain with Intel on both mobile and desktop platforms, leaving AMD with the short stick.