Ryzen 8000G “Phoenix”, launching soon!


As far as future Ryzen 8000G APUs are concerned, things are moving forward. Apparently, motherboard manufacturers are starting to receive engineering models, according to HKEPC. At first sight, we can expect the launch of four models, some featuring hybrid core configurations!

Ryzen 8000G, things are becoming clearer around the AM5 APUs!

AMD Ryzen 8000G eng. sampleContrary to popular belief, these AM5 APUs will not use the name Ryzen 7000G, but Ryzen 8000G. The program will include a total of four references: Ryzen 7 8700G, Ryzen 5 8600G, Ryzen 5 8500G and Ryzen 3 8300G. Each model will have a different core count configuration, but the 8700G will remain the most powerful.

According to rumors, the 8700G will feature a Phoenix1 chip with a total of 8 Zen4 cores. The graphics section is said to feature a total of 12 compute units, or 768 stream processors. All based on RDNA3 architecture. As for the 8600G, there’s no change to the iGPU, but the number of cores would be reduced. In this case, it would be 6 Zen4 cores.

Finally, let’s talk about the smaller Ryzen 5 8500G and Ryzen 3 8300G. In their case, it’s a complete change of chip, as we’re moving to Phoenix2 with a monolithic design. In fact, these APUs will feature a hybrid core configuration with :

  • 2 Zen4 cores 4 Zen4C cores for the 8500G
  • 1 Zen4 core 3 Zen4C cores for the 8300G

As a reminder, the Zen4C cores will act as efficient cores, but the way they work is different from Intel’s. In fact, at AMD, these cores will act as efficient cores. At AMD, these cores benefit from hyperthreading and retain the same functionalities as the Zen 4 “performance” cores. However, we can imagine that they will be limited in frequency and their power limits will be stricter.

As for the graphics section, it too will be much smaller: 4 compute units, enough to accommodate 256 stream processors, still using RDNA3 architecture.

It remains to be seen when this series will see the light of day. However, the publication of bios containing AGESA by ASUS and ASRock seems to indicate that it’s just around the corner!