An AMD engineer posted a patch for the Linux kernel. This will enable integrated GPU support in the company’s upcoming Zen 4 based APUs (codenamed Dragon Range and Phoenix). coelacanth dreamAs it turns out, both processors could feature iGPUs based on the company’s latest RDNA 3 architecture.
AMD’s Zen 4 powered Dragon Range is the company’s next-generation Ryzen 7045 series APUs aimed at high-performance gaming laptops. Enabled with new patchreport coelacanth dreamThe patch specifically says it targets APUs, indicating support for AMD’s SoC21 and GFX1103.
The Linux patch doesn’t indicate how many RDNA 3 compute units and stream processors AMD will have in its Ryzen 7045 series ‘Dragon Range’ APUs. However, since we are talking about a processor with a TDP of 55W, we can assume that it is poised to offer significantly higher performance compared to the existing APUs of his with RDNA 2 graphics.
We know AMD’s Ryzen 7040-series Phoenix APUs are aimed at more mainstream laptops (and are believed to feature a TDP between 35W and 45W), but based on the Zen 4 microarchitecture I know it does, but I’m not sure if it also uses RDNA 3. We hope so, because with different graphics that AMD will coexist in the market for quite some time, it makes little sense for him to design two fairly mobile his APUs.
As usual, AMD and other companies have not commented on unannounced products. So we’ll have to wait until we find out more information about Dragon Range and Phoenix APUs. Perhaps we’ll find out more at CES early next year.