AMD plans to launch its first hybrid core processors with Phoenix 2 later this year. Leveraging a mix of Zen 4 and Zen 4c/Zen 4 dense core, it’ll pack up to six cores in a 2 + 4 configuration. The core clocks and L3 cache will be the primary difference. The P-cores will have a boost clock of nearly 5GHz, while the E-cores will top out at 2.8GHz. The L3 cache will also be slashed on the latter. Moving to the Ryzen 8000 “Strix Point” hybrid core processors, both the CPU and iGPU have been upgraded.
The Strix Point monolithic die will be a dual-CCX design consisting of four Zen 5 cores and eight Zen 5c “Dense” cores. The L3 cache will be divided into two chunks, 16MB for the former and 8MB for the Zen 5c cores. This hybrid core processor will feature a powerful iGPU based on the RDNA 3.5 graphics architecture.
Up to 1,024 stream processors will be spread across 16 Compute Units (CUs) or 8 WorkGroup Processors (WGPs). This should deliver last-gen console performance in line with the Xbox Series S. You can expect a whole family of Strix Point handhelds in the coming years. The Ryzen 8000 hybrid core processors are slated to land in the latter half of 2024.