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Ryzen 8000 Strix Point APU Comes Forth With 12 Zen 5 Cores

AMD’s Zen 4 processors are arguably some of the best CPUs on the market. However, chip makers are already gearing up for next-gen Zen 5 chips, as evidenced by the recent Linux patch and now new leaks of alleged Ryzen 8000 (Strix Point) components.

Officially, we know that Strix Point is coming in 2024, featuring a combination of Zen 5 cores and RDNA 3.5 integrated graphics. AMD’s notebook roadmap last year indicated Strix Point’s ‘advanced node’, possibly the same 4nm node as Phoenix Point, or even newer. Similar to AMD’s mobile Ryzen 7040 series (Phoenix Point) chips, the Strix Point will also have an Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE) at its disposal. Rumors are circulating in the hardware circles that Strix Point could come in two variations of his. One is a monolithic die design and the other is a chiplet design. However, no evidence has yet been found to dispel or confirm this rumor.

Ryzen 8000 processor (via) bench leaks) entered MilkyWay@home database, a popular place to find unreleased AMD and Intel chips. Given the timing, this is clearly an engineering sample. The processor currently has no retail name, just the identifier “100-000000994-03_N”. The Strix Point chips reportedly belong to AMD’s Family 26 Model 32 Stepping 0 series. The Family 25 will consist of Zen 3, Zen 3+ and Zen 4 processors. Logically, Family 26 should be for Zen 5.

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MilkyWay@home is far from a processor benchmark, so it doesn’t give you any meaningful information other than basic specs. For example, this particular Ryzen 8000 processor has 24 threads, which means a 12 core part. This chip seems to suggest that the Strix Point has received a core increase compared to the Phoenix Point which had a maximum of 8 cores.

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