CPUs

Mobility Roadmaps of Intel and AMD CPUs Leak Out: Refreshes and Hybrid Core Designs

The roadmaps of Intel and AMD’s upcoming mobile processors have leaked out. There’s no new data in this leak, but we see which lineup falls where. There’s significantly more movement on the AMD side, so that’s where we’ll start. AMD’s current mobility offerings comprise Phoenix (Point) and Dragon Range for the ultrabook and high-performance segments, respectively.

The former is a monolithic design optimized for low power, while the latter uses a chiplet-based approach to maximize core counts (up to 16). There’s also a Rembrandt Refresh that powers lower-end devices. It leverages the Zen 3+ core and the RDNA 2 graphics architectures on the same FP7 platform used by Phoenix. [Source: Bilibili]

AMD Notebook Roadmap

There’s also a Rembrandt Refresh that powers lower-end devices. It leverages the Zen 3+ core and the RDNA 2 graphics architectures on the same FP7 platform used by Phoenix. The Phoenix Point family will be succeeded by two lineups, Hawk Point and Strix Point. Hawk Point is a simple refresh with the same CPU and GPU as Phoenix, supporting DDR5 and LPDDR5X memory.

Strix Point will be a hybrid core processor, leveraging Zen 5 and Zen 5 “Dense” cores to maximize available die area in a monolithic design. Expect core counts of up to 12, with 4 P and 8 E-cores. It’ll adopt an RDNA 3.5 graphics processor and will be paired with LPDDR5X memory. We don’t know much about the former other than it will incorporate features of RDNA 4 while improving power efficiency.

Strix Halo will be a flagship skew based on Zen 5 cores and the RDNA 3.5 iGPU. Armed with DDR5 or LPDDR5X memory, it’ll power high-performance notebooks. However, it won’t be a chiplet design. That honor will go to whatever succeeds Dragon Range.

Intel Roadmap: Client Mobile

Intel’s roadmap is fairly straightforward. We’ve got Meteor Lake-U coming in later this year, complemented by the Raptor Lake-U. This includes 9W (convertibles) and 15W (notebook) designs for the Core Ultra family. On the high-performance “HX” side, we’re looking at a Raptor Lake-HX Refresh, identical to the PC segment.

A 45W Meteor Lake-H lineup is planned, but it’ll likely land sometime next year. In 2025, Intel plans to release two major mobility lineups, Lunar Lake-M for the convertible/tablet market and Arrow Lake for the high-performance segments. Arrow Lake-H will succeed Meteor Lake-H as the 15th Gen Core family, while Arrow Lake-HX will be the successor to Raptor Lake-HX, the desktop-grade mobility chips.

Interestingly, yet another Raptor Lake Refresh-H is planned alongside Arrow Lake-H, likely to take the extra load off the 20A process. We already know the specs for Meteor Lake. Arrow Lake should be more or less the same, with the HX family following the desktop offerings. As for Lunar Lake, expect 6 core designs with 2 P-cores and 4 E-cores. It should leverage the same lithography and architecture as Arrow Lake.

Further reading:

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have written about computer hardware for over seven years with over 5000 published articles. I started during engineering college and haven't stopped since. On the side, I play RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Divinity, and Fallout. Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
Back to top button