Rumor: AMD Prepares Ryzen 8000G Series APUs for Socket AM5 Platform

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is reportedly close to launching its next generation of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) designed for the Socket AM5 desktop platform. Information from Sakhtafzar Magazine suggests that the new lineup may be named the Ryzen 8000G series, diverging from the expected 7000G series designation.

 This forthcoming series is set to include 14 models built on 4 nm process technology, featuring monolithic Phoenix and Phoenix 2 dies. These dies combine "Zen 4" architecture CPU cores with integrated GPUs (iGPUs) based on the RDNA 3 architecture.

The Ryzen 8000G series processors, unlike their Ryzen 7000 series "Raphael" counterparts, which contain integrated graphics but are not categorized as APUs, are optimized for entry-level gaming applications. The Phoenix die is expected to host up to 8 "Zen 4" CPU cores and an iGPU with as many as 12 RDNA3 compute units. This configuration is anticipated to be utilized in the Ryzen 5 8600G and Ryzen 7 8700G models, including their PRO and "GE" (energy-efficient) variants.

In contrast, the "Phoenix 2" die aims at a different market segment, offering a scaled-down iGPU with 4 RDNA3 compute units and a mix of up to 6 CPU cores. This includes a combination of two higher-frequency "Zen 4" cores and four "Zen 4c" cores that operate at lower frequencies, retaining the same instructions per cycle (IPC) and instruction set architecture (ISA). The "Phoenix 2" die is intended for budget-friendly processor models under $150 within the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 series, offering a more economical materials cost compared to the "Raphael" multi-chip module design.

Performance projections for the iGPU in the Ryzen 8000G "Phoenix" APUs indicate a significant improvement over the Ryzen 7 5700G "Cezanne" APUs, which utilize the older Vega graphics architecture. The RDNA3-based iGPUs in the "Phoenix" series are expected to deliver a ~40% to ~200% increase in gaming performance.

Additionally, AMD is set to introduce new processor models for the existing AM4 platform. These include the Ryzen 7 5700X3D and 5500X3D, both enhanced with 3D Vertical Cache technology aimed at improving gaming performance. Upcoming APUs, such as the 5700GT and 5600GT, are also mentioned, though the specific implications of the "T" in the product names have not been clarified. The official announcement for the new Socket AM5 and AM4 processors is expected on January 31.

Sources: Sakhtafzar MagazineWccftech

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