We’ve been steadily seeing various leaked details of both AMD‘s upcoming next-generation Zen 5 desktop processors and Zen 5 mobile processors, and a new leak reveals fresh details regarding the latter. The new AMD Zen 5 Ryzen 8000 APU leak concerns its Strix Point processors that are expected to be powering a range of laptop and handheld gaming devices, potential including future equivalents of the Lenovo Legion Go, Asus ROG Ally, and Steam Deck.
The AMD Strix Point leak reveals that the new APU will feature a GPU that houses 16 compute units, up from the 12 units of current-generation equivalents. This would make for a 33 percent increase in GPU power to sit alongside the already reported 50 percent increase in CPU core count, up form 8 cores to 12 cores.
The leak simply shows screenshots of HWiNFO64 (CPU spec-revealing software) that detail the chip’s number of ROPs (16) and unified shader cores (1024). These numbers can in turn be used to calculate the number of GPU compute units, based on the assumption that the relative number of ROPs and shader cores remains the same in the new GPU architecture as the current architecture.
Other details on the leaked screenshots include that the chip will have a 45W TDP, which is at the top end of expected TDP ranges for these mobile chips – previous leaks suggest a range of 15-45W. The chip has also been paired with 32GB LPDDR5 memory and uses a FP8 package. The shots also report a 512MB GDDR6 memory configuration, but this is likely inaccurate.
This particular APU is just one variant of the Zen 5 core that we expect to see AMD employ in its upcoming Ryzen 8000 lineup. Previous leaks suggest there will be several, different combinations of Zen 4, Zen 5, and Zen 5c CPU architectures, coupled with either RDNA 3 or RDNA 3.5 GPU architectures.
We can expect this Strix Point APU to be the successor to the Ryzen 7040H(S) series, which is a mainstream laptop processor that’s often paired with separate laptop gaming GPUs. However, it’s possible the extra GPU power of Strix Point will allow for more variants without a discrete GPU.
It’s also possible this chip or a close variant of it will make it’s way into handheld gaming consoles, although the AMD Z1 Extreme of the Lenovo Legion Go and Asus ROG Ally only tops out at 30W, so we wouldn’t expect the full 45W version of Strix Point to be used.
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