Wednesday, May 25, 2022

AMD confirms Phoenix and powerful Dragon Range APUs in its new Zen4 Roadmap

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AMD has revised its Zen 4 roadmap to illustrate which mobile CPUs will replace the current Ryzen 6000 (Rembrandt) family. The Dragon Range and Phoenix APUs will be part of the Ryzen 7000 series and will support PCIe 5.0, just like its desktop counterparts.

AMD is promoting the Dragon Range’s gaming laptop credentials in the slide after reporting record quarterly sales this week. It will have the greatest ever core/thread count and cache for a mobile gaming CPU, in addition to the Zen 4 architecture. There are no details on how many Zen 4 cores it will feature, although rumors suggest it might be as many as 16.

AMD Phoenix and Dragon APUs to support DDR5

In addition, unlike the Phoenix APUs, the Dragon Range will support full DDR5 memory rather than being limited to LPDDR5. It also has a TDP of 55W or greater, but no details on its graphics or manufacturing node have been released.


While the Dragon Range is geared for beefier gaming laptops, AMD says the Phoenix APUs will power small and light devices that are less than 20mm thick. The TDP of these APUs is in the 35W to 45W range, and they don’t support full-fat DDR5.

According to AMD’s roadmap, the Zen 4 Raphael Ryzen 7000 desktop processors will be available in the second part of the year, with PCIe 5.0 support and a TDP of 65W or higher. They also support DDR5, albeit according to a recent report, the processors may only support the most recent memory modules and not provide a DDR4 alternative, as Intel offers with Alder Lake.

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Nivedita Bangari
Nivedita Bangari
I am a software engineer by profession and technology is my love, learning and playing with new technologies is my passion.


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