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AMD Officially Confirms “Strix Point” Launching In 2024

AMD Officially Confirms “Strix Point” Launching In 2024

by Low Boon ShenMarch 25, 2024
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AMD Officially Confirms “Strix Point” Launching In 2024

Recently at the PC Innovation Summit in Beijing, China, AMD CEO Lisa Su has officially confirmed the upcoming mobile architecture, codenamed Strix Point, is launching sometime this year.

AMD Officially Confirms "Strix Point" Launching In 2024

Aside from announcing the next-gen APU, AMD also provided preliminary details on the architectures used on the Strix Point APU’s various components. The CPU will be powered by Zen 5, while the onboard graphics will feature an enhanced version of the current GPU architecture called RDNA3+, and the NPU will feature the new XDNA2 architecture that promises much improved AI performance.

The announcement signals that the development of Strix Point (and Zen 5) is on track, and if past releases are any indication, we could see the debut of Strix Point sometime in late 2024, likely in December. They should come in the form of Ryzen 9050 series if the company’s mobile processor naming system is anything to go by.

Aside from Zen 5, the other two components of Strix Point are also discussed, with AMD’s SVP of GPU Technology and Engineering R&D David Wang taking the stage to discuss RDNA3+ and XDNA2 architectures. On the GPU side of things, the addition of ‘+’ meant that it is simply an enhancement of the existing RDNA3 architecture – so don’t expect major upgrades in this regard. However, XDNA2 should be the star of the show here, as the company reaffirms its 3x uplift over the original XDNA NPU seen on the Ryzen 7040 “Phoenix” and 8040 “Hawk Point” APUs.

Competition in the mobile chip space is heating up, as Intel is now answering Ryzen 8040 with Meteor Lake, Ryzen 9050 may face Lunar Lake, and even a new opponent – Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite series.

Source: Tom’s Hardware | AMD China (Weibo)

Pokdepinion: I wonder what RDNA3+ has in store for us this time. 

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