AMD Ryzen 7000 APU, graphics power close to RTX 3060M

The information refers to the NVIDIA RTX 3060 for notebooks, compared to the AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs. Get used to the name Phoenix, as that is the codename for these APUs, and they could come with RDNA 3.

This information doesn’t come from just any source, but from one of the most well-known and truthful leakers on Twitter: greymon55. He has been talking about the AMD Ryzen 7000 mobile processors, specifically, a line called Phoenix that only supports LPDRR5. Their TDP is pretty low, so we have our doubts.

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Let’s put everything in order to understand what this information is saying. First, we’re not talking about Raphael (Ryzen for high-performance laptops), we’re talking about APUs called Phoenix. You already know that APUs are CPUs with very powerful integrated graphics that are meant to provide a higher level of performance.

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These APUs will feature Zen 4 architecture, PCI Express 5.0 support, and LPDDR5 RAM, according to reports. The other protagonist of the news is the NVIDIA RTX 3060 laptop, with two variants on the market: one that consumes 60W and the more powerful one that consumes 115W.

In this case, we’re referring to the 60W model, as the Phoenix APU has a TDP of 45W. Now that the protagonists have been unveiled, the question arises as to why they are being compared in terms of graphics performance. The Phoenix APU is expected to feature 16 CUs of RDNA 3 architecture, which would be equivalent to an RX 6500 XT or 6600.

It’s worth noting that the RX 6500 XT is far from the RTX 3060, but the RX 6600 is a bit closer to that performance. Personally, I believe that this equivalence is only possible if AMD integrates the RDNA 3 architecture. Otherwise, it will be very difficult for AMD to match the RTX 3060.

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Another point Greymon55 makes is that RedGamingTech leaked that Phoenix would come with 16-24 CU, even though it was supposed to be reduced to 8-12 CU with RDNA 3. Kepler, another known leaker, has commented on its possible performance, measured in TFLops: It could have a performance of 4-5 TFLops.

The Asians point out that NVIDIA’s MX range could disappear in the short term due to the strength of AMD or Intel integrated graphics.

If you’re wondering when we’ll see these chips on the market, the source points to 2023. They will likely be announced at CES 2023, an event AMD always chooses to showcase its mobile chips. Greymon himself has set this date as a key date for product launches.