AMD Ryzen Phoenix APU Outperforms GTX 1060 – RDNA 3 Update

Original post 20-04-2022, 17:24 –

While it’s not yet clear when the desktop variants of AMD’s mobile Ryzen 6000 APUs will hit the market, rumors are already circulating about the next generation. According to RedGamingTech, team red will significantly increase the performance of its igpus.

Where the integrated Radeon 680M of the most powerful Rembrandt chips consists of 12 compute units with the RDNA 2 architecture, Phoenix would use up to 16 or even 24 cu’s. In this generation, Zen 4 computing cores are expected to be combined with an RDNA 2 igpu, although the use of RDNA 3 is not excluded. The first SKUs are expected early next year, a few months after the likely launch of the RDNA 3 desktop cards.

The leaker does not report precise performance figures, although these apus should offer an alternative to low-end video cards. Wccftech has made an estimate that the igpu with 24 cu’s performs better than the Radeon RX 6500 XT. The 16 cu configuration would theoretically be slightly faster than the PS4 Pro and the GTX 1060 (4,375 tflops). The latter is also still the most popular video card in the Steam Hardware Survey.

Update 29-04-2022, 17:35 –

Meanwhile, the Twitterer Kepler has spotted some new AMD product codes at the LLVM. Reportedly, GFX1100, 1101 and 1102 refer to Navi 31, 32 and 33 (RDNA 3) respectively, while GFX1103 refers to an apu. Based on this addition, Kepler concludes that the aforementioned Phoenix chips will actually be equipped with an RDNA 3-based igpu. If AMD sticks to its usual release schedule, more information about these laptop chips will surface during the 2023 CES trade show.

Sources: RedGamingTech (YouTube), Wccftech, (2), Kepler (Twitter)

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