AMD Goes All In On AI Branding, Strix Point APUs First To Adopt New “Ryzen AI HX” Naming Similar To Intel's Core Ultra

AMD Goes All In On AI Branding, Strix Point APUs First To Adopt New “Ryzen AI HX” Naming Similar To Intel's Core Ultra

AMD has adopted a brand new “Ryzen AI HX” scheme for its upcoming Strix Point APUs that looks very familiar to Intel's Core Ultra.

AMD has come up with a brand new naming scheme to usher in the AI ​​PC Era with its Strix Point APUs, starting with Ryzen AI HX.

Back in September 2022, AMD unveiled its brand new naming scheme for its Ryzen Mobile CPUs. gave The new naming scheme was first adopted by the Ryzen 7040 “Phoenix” APUs. and later used with the Ryzen 8040 “Hawk Point” chips. The family also included a range of updated and rebranded SKUs from previous families such as entry-level SKUs such as Rembrandt, Cezanne and Mendocino. It looks like the company is changing its naming convention once again after only two new releases.

  • AMD Next-Gen Laptop CPU Name: Ryzen AI 9 HX 170
  • Intel Next-Gen Laptop CPU Name: Core Ultra 9 185H

Confirmation about this new naming scheme comes from @harukaze5719 WHO Saw the ASUS listing with the new name.. The laptop mentioned on the product page is ASUS' Vivobook S 16 OLED with AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 170 CPU. The APU has 12 cores and 24 threads based on Zen 5 core architecture. The chip has a clock speed of up to 5.1 GHz, 77 AI TOPS (45 XDNA TOPS) and up to 36 MB cache.

ASUS is producing a range of AMD Ryzen “Strix Point” APU-powered laptops under its ROG, TUF, ProArt, and VivoBook series.. What's interesting about this naming convention is that the “HX” series was previously only used for high-end desktop dies that were retooled for the mobile market, but it seems that going forward, the “HX” The naming scheme will be standardized. Large range of chips. The numerical naming convention also includes three numbers, similar to Intel's Core Ultra chips.

Image source: ASUS

Coming to the specifications of the laptop itself, it has an integrated AMD RDNA 3 iGPU marked as Radeon graphics and should have up to 16 compute units. The display is a 16-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 3.2K (3200×2000) and a maximum resolution of 120Hz. The laptop has a total of 32 GB LPDDR5X memory, 1 TB PCIe Gen4 SSD, WIFI 6E support, and a 75WHr battery. IO includes:

  • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C support display/power delivery
  • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 1x USB 4.0 Gen 3 Type-C support display/power delivery
  • 1x HDMI 2.1 TMDS
  • 1x 3.5mm combo audio jack
  • MicroSD card reader

There is currently no mention of pricing but we can expect this premium AI PC laptop to retail in the $1000-$2000 US range. Also, it looks like most laptop makers are now ready with their initial Strix Point “AMD Ryzen AI” APU offerings so we can expect plenty of action at Computex 2024. The ROG Zephyrus laptop is covered with a 12-core Strix Point APU. Option and RTX 4070 8 GB GPU.

AMD Ryzen AI “HX” APUs:

CPU name architecture Core / threads Clock Speed ​​(Maximum) cash (total) AI capabilities. IGPU TDP
Ryzen 9 AI HX 170 Zen 5 / Zen 5C 12/24 5.1 GHz 36 MB / 24 MB L3 77 AI TOPs (45 TOP NPU) 16 RDNA 3+ CUs 35-45W
Ryzen 7 AI HX 150? Zen 5 / Zen 5C 8/16 TBD 24 MB / 16 MB L3 TBD AI TOPs (45 TOPS NPU) 12 RDNA 3+ CUs? 35-45W
Ryzen 5 AI HX 130? Zen 5 / Zen 5C 6/12 TBD 20 MB / 12 MB L3 TBD AI TOPs (45 TOPS NPU) 8 RDNA 3+ CUs? 35-45W

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