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AMD's Enthusiast Ryzen “Strix Halo” APUs Spotted: 120W TDP, FP11 Platform & 64 GB Memory

AMD's Enthusiast Ryzen “Strix Halo” APUs Spotted: 120W TDP, FP11 Platform & 64 GB Memory

AMD's high-end Ryzen “Strix Halo” APUs are once again seen in the manifest shipping with a 120W TDP.

More AMD Ryzen “Strix Point” APUs with capacities up to 64 GB were found in the shipping manifest

Seen on the shipping manifest. nbd.ltd by the @harukaze5719 And includes several batches of the same chip that are expected to have been shipped for testing and evaluation purposes. The manifesto also reveals the Maple DAP reference evaluation platform that comes in 32GB and 64GB memory capacities. Note that these are not on-package memory modules as we'll see with Lunar Lake CPUs but rather on the reference platform itself as they come with pre-soldered memory.

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The AMD Ryzen “Strix Halo” APUs listed here are 120W in line with their maximum TDPs which are expected to reach 130W. The reference evaluation platform is based around the FP11 board platform.

AMD Strix Halo, a revolutionary Ryzen APU for the client segment

gave AMD Strix Halo APUs There will be chiplet offerings using up to 3 Ds, 2 CCDs, and 1 GCD. The chips will feature up to 16 Zen 5 cores with 32 threads. These chips will maintain the same L1 and L2 cache structure to have a maximum of 16 MB of L2 cache while L3 cache will be increased to 32 MB per CCD. So we can see up to 64 MB of L3 cache on the above (two CCD) chips. The CCDs are said to be different from those used on Granite Ridge. Also, only GCD is mentioned which means there can be no IOD on the package.

On the iGPU side, the Strix Halo APUs will retain the RDNA 3+ graphics architecture but will be equipped with 20 WGPs or 40 Compute Units. Additionally, to support such high-end iGPUs on a chiplet design, there will also be an additional 32 MB of MALL cache on the IOD that will eliminate bandwidth constraints for this uber iGPU.

Other specifications include support for up to LPDDR5x-8000 (256-bit) memory, and an AI “XDNA 2” NPU that is capable of delivering over 70 peak. The Strix Halo APUs will be centered around the latest FP11 platforms. These APUs will feature TDPs of 70W (cTDP 55W) and support peak ratings of up to 130W.

AMD Ryzen AI HX Strix Halo Expected Features:

  • Zen 5 Chiplet Design
  • Up to 16 cores
  • 64 MB of shared L3 cache
  • 40 RDNA 3+ compute units
  • 32 MB RAM (for IGPU)
  • 256-bit LPDDR5X-8000 memory controller
  • XDNA 2 engine integrated
  • Up to 60 AI tops
  • 16 PCIe Gen4 Lanes
  • 2H 2024 Launch (Expected)
  • FP11 Platform (55W-130W)

For displays, AMD Strix and Strix Halo APUs have both eDP (DP2.1 HBR3) and external DP (DP2.1 UHBR10), USBC Alt-DP (DP2.1 UHBR10) and USB4 Alt-DP (DP2.1 UHBR10). Will come along. ) support as part of their media engines. Strix Halo DP2.1 will support up to UHBR20.

AMD is expected to officially announce and unveil its next-gen 5 “Ryzen” CPU portfolio. Computex 2024 Keynote So expect more information in less than a month.

AMD Ryzen Mobility CPUs:

CPU family name AMD sound wave? AMD Kraken Point AMD Fire Range AMD Strix Point Halo AMD Strix Point AMD Hawk Point AMD Dragon range AMD Phoenix AMD Rembrandt AMD Cezanne AMD Renoir AMD Picasso AMD Raven Ridge
Family branding TBD AMD Ryzen 9040 (H/U-Series) AMD Ryzen 8055 (HX-Series) AMD Ryzen 8050 (H-Series) AMD Ryzen 8050 (H/U-Series) AMD Ryzen 8040 (H/U-Series) AMD Ryzen 7045 (HX-Series) AMD Ryzen 7040 (H/U-Series) AMD Ryzen 6000
AMD Ryzen 7035
AMD Ryzen 5000 (H/U-Series) AMD Ryzen 4000 (H/U-Series) AMD Ryzen 3000 (H/U-Series) AMD Ryzen 2000 (H/U-Series)
Process node TBD 4nm 5 nm 4nm 4nm 4nm 5 nm 4nm 6 nm 7 nm 7 nm 12 nm 14 nm
CPU core architecture Zen 6? Zen 5 Zen 5 Zen 5 + Zen 5C Zen 5 + Zen 5C Zen 4 + Zen 4C Zen 4 Zen 4 Zen 3+ Zen 3 Zen 2 Zen + Zen 1
CPU Cores/Threads (Maximum) TBD 8/16 16/32 16/32 12/24 8/16 16/32 8/16 8/16 8/16 8/16 4/8 4/8
L2 cache (max) TBD TBD TBD 24 MB 12 MB 4 MB 16 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 2 MB 2 MB
L3 cache (max) TBD 32 MB TBD 64 MB 24 MB 16 MB 32 MB 16 MB 16 MB 16 MB 8 MB 4 MB 4 MB
Maximum CPU clocks TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 5.4 GHz 5.2 GHz 5.0 GHz (Ryzen 9 6980HX) 4.80 GHz (Ryzen 9 5980HX) 4.3 GHz (Ryzen 9 4900HS) 4.0 GHz (Ryzen 7 3750H) 3.8 GHz (Ryzen 7 2800H)
GPU core architecture RDNA 3+ iGPU RDNA 3+ 4nm iGPU RDNA 3+ 4nm iGPU RDNA 3+ 4nm iGPU RDNA 3+ 4nm iGPU RDNA 3 4nm iGPU RDNA 2 6nm iGPU RDNA 3 4nm iGPU RDNA 2 6nm iGPU Vega enhanced 7nm Vega enhanced 7nm Vega 14nm Vega 14nm
Maximum GPU cores TBD 12 CUs (786 cores) 2 CUs (128 cores) 40 CUs (2560 cores) 16 CUs (1024 cores) 12 CUs (786 cores) 2 CUs (128 cores) 12 CUs (786 cores) 12 CUs (786 cores) 8 CUs (512 cores) 8 CUs (512 cores) 10 CUs (640 cores) 11 CUs (704 cores)
Maximum GPU clocks TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 2800 MHz 2200 MHz 2800 MHz 2400 MHz 2100 MHz 1750 MHz 1400 MHz 1300 MHz
TDP (cTDP down/up) TBD 15W-45W (65W cTDP) 55W-75W (65W cTDP) 55W-125W 15W-45W (65W cTDP) 15W-45W (65W cTDP) 55W-75W (65W cTDP) 15W-45W (65W cTDP) 15W-55W (65W cTDP) 15W -54W(54W cTDP) 15W-45W (65W cTDP) 12-35W (35W cTDP) 35W-45W (65W cTDP)
Launch. 2026? 2025? 2H 2024 2H 2024 2 AH 2024 Q1 2024 Q1 2023 Q2 2023 Q1 2022 Q1 2021 Q2 2020 Q1 2019 Q4 2018

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