AMD Strix Point Mobile Processor Launch Timeline Would be August

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AMD is set to launch its Strix Point mobile processor in August 2024, with availability expected by October of the same year. This information was disclosed by AOOSTAR-Liang in a recent Discord conversation. The Strix Point processor, which is based on AMD's Zen 5 architecture, is poised to succeed the Zen 4 series, including models like the Ryzen 7 Pro 7840U. It is designed primarily for use in notebooks, mini consoles, and gaming handhelds. Fabricated using TSMC's 4nm process technology, the Strix Point features an advanced CPU structure with a dual Compute Complex (CCX) configuration. It comprises up to 4 Zen5 cores and 8 Zen5c cores, combined with a substantial 24MB of L3 cache. This architecture is engineered to enhance performance and energy efficiency in mobile computing platforms.

The processor is also equipped with significant graphical capabilities, featuring up to 8 Workgroup Processors (WGP), equivalent to 16 Compute Units (CU), based on the RDNA3.5 architecture. Additionally, it integrates a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) capable of delivering over 40 TOPS of computing power, which is expected to boost tasks that require intensive parallel processing such as AI applications. A recent leak showcased a 12-core AMD Strix Point Zen 5 engineering sample which was tested using the Blender benchmark. The sample achieved a median score of 270.92, demonstrating performance comparable to the 8-core Ryzen 7700X, highlighting its capability to handle intensive computing tasks effectively.

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