AMD’s first hybrid core processor, Strix Point, is slated to land in the second half of 2024. Based on a monolithic design, it’ll leverage 12 cores with four Zen 5 and eight Zen 5c cores. It’ll come with 24MB of L3 cache alongside a 16 CU iGPU based on the RDNA 3+ graphics architecture. We’re looking at 1,024 shaders comparable to the GeForce RTX 3050 mobile, courtesy of an LPDDR5X memory controller.
Strix Point will have a 20 TOPS AI engine and a CPU up to 35% faster than the Ryzen 9 7940HS “Phoneix Point” flagship. This will be the top-end mobility chip in 2024, powering the most powerful notebooks and convertibles. The first Strix Point laptops will arrive in the second or third quarter of 2024.
Strix Halo, a supposed Apple M-series competitor, will follow Strix Point. While the latter is slated to have a TDP of 15-45W (U-series and H-series), Halo will range from 20W to 120W, making for the ultimate mobile processor. Unlike Strix Point, it’ll be a chiplet design with sixteen cores and thirty-two threads.
While Strix Point is the successor to Phoenix, Strix Halo will replace Dragon Range with six to sixteen Zen 5 cores. Strix Halo will be up to 25% faster than Dragon Range at a TDP of 90W. It’ll come with a 256-bit LPDDR5X memory controller and a 40 TOP AI engine.
Fire Range will be another successor to Dragon Range with sixteen cores and an RDNA 3+ or RDNA 2 iGPU integrated into the I/O die. Kracken and Escher are planned as the Zen 5 successors to mainstream Zen 4 lineups in 2025.