AMD’s console-like APU stuffed with 16 Zen 5 cores

Raising the bar in handheld devices.

Jon Peddie

AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 8000 series, code-named Granite Ridge for desktops and Strix Point for laptops, will feature Zen 5 CPU and Navi 3.5 graphics, offering up to 16 CPU cores across two chiplets. AMD plans to maintain its four-year life cycle for Socket AM5, enabling smooth upgrades from Ryzen 7000- to Ryzen 8000-series CPUs without physical changes, while also ensuring compatibility with existing processor coolers. Strix Point is expected to cater to the handheld market with powerful multithreaded performance in compact form factors. The Strix Halo APU targets laptops and small form-factor systems, resembling gaming consoles’ capabilities, and showcasing AMD’s

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