The newest info from Twitter leaker Greymon55 appears to verify earlier rumors that Raphael will probably be discovering its approach to laptops, too. We already anticipated Phoenix to return in laptop computer kind, and Greymon55 appears to verify what we already know: the APUs, fabricated on TSMC’s 5nm course of, will include as much as eight Zen 4 CPU cores, GPUs primarily based on RDNA 2, and thermal design energy (TDP) specs below 40 Watts.
Greymon55 expects the TDP for these chips to be “≥45W,” which is a well mannered method of claiming “most likely greater than 45 watts.” That is fairly thirsty for a laptop computer CPU, however then, a sixteen-core Zen 4 chip is monstrous for a laptop computer processor. Heck, we keep in mind when stuffing eight cores in a laptop computer required an absurdly gigantic chassis.
For reference, AMD’s present APUs within the Ryzen 5000 collection are recognized internally as Cezanne. These chips sport Zen 3 cores and GPUs primarily based on the venerable Vega structure. Earlier than Zen 4 hits the market, we’re anticipating chips primarily based on Zen 3+. That’ll be the so-called “Zen 3D” with stacked V-Cache for desktops, after which Rembrandt for APUs—with Zen 3+ CPUs and Navi 2 graphics. These components are anticipated to be branded as Ryzen 6000, which places Phoenix and Raphael in Ryzen 7000 territory, assuming AMD continues its present advertising and marketing development.
Raphael is rumored to be a bit totally different from the extant Zen components, as a result of it is a full-fat Zen 4 CPU that additionally features a GPU of some capbility. Rumormongers have the GPU in Raphael to be comparatively puny, which makes it quite much like Intel’s technique of together with a fundamental GPU even in its quickest desktop and laptop computer processors. That is smart even in laptops, the place a high-end, 16-core CPU is prone to be paired with a strong discrete GPU.
Sadly, as fascinating as these processors sound, we most likely will not be getting our fingers on them any time quickly. Greymon55 says that these are “absolutely” 2023 merchandise. That places them far afield from Intel’s present Alder Lake CPUs, and certain even past its future Raptor Lake processors, and maybe in direct competitors with the 14th-generation Meteor Lake components.