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AMD Phoenix APU with discrete mid-range GPU performance
Greymon55 claims that the upcoming integrated graphics in the AMD Phoenix APU can show a comparable performance with the most power-limited version of the RTX 3060 mobile.
The AMD Ryzen 7000 series will officially include two mobile series: Dragon Range for high-performance laptop and Phoenix for thin and light designs. The latter is now expected to have RDNA3 graphics architecture combined with Zen4 computer cores.
The Phoenix APUs will operate in the range of 35 to 45W, which probably means the Ryzen 7000HS and 7000H series. However, this power is not only for the graphics, but also for the Zen4 cores and other integrated logic. That said, Greymon’s claims that the integrated RDNA3 GPU alone could offer the RTX 3060M at 60W (formerly referred to as Max-Q) performance would be big news for ‘light’ gaming.
Phoenix GPU≈3060m 60W
– Greymon55 (@ greymon55) May 8, 2022
It should be noted that the 60W version of the RTX 3060 is not very popular in the latest designs, but it can be found in laptops like the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 from 2021, and even that supports the Dynamic Boost (+ 20W), so one page It can be difficult to compare with each other. Nevertheless, the RTX 3060M class GPU with such a limited power is at worst 30% slower than the fully unlocked variant. It comes with a GPU clock in the 817-1282 MHz range, which is significantly less than the fastest 1702 MHz clock for the 115W variant.
Meanwhile, AMD Ryzen integrated RDNA graphics are already available with 2.4 GHz clocks (Ryzen 9 6900HS). The AMD Phoenix iGPU will use 5 nm process technology and additional optimizations that could potentially make the iGPU watch even higher. Thus, the Phoenix RDNA3 iGPU does not necessarily have to have as many shaders as the RTX 3060, they just need to be faster.
NVIDIA RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Source: NVIDIA
NVIDIA was targeting ‘ultra’ quality 1080p gaming with their RTX 3060 laptops. Sure, included DLSS support played a role in 3060M popularity, but AMD has since released its FSR super-resolution technology and may soon offer similar performance with laptops that do not even have discrete GPUs.
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