AMD’s new Phoenix 2 APU architecture has been pictured with Zen 4C cores. We have shots of how the Phoenix 2 architecture looks and what it features in better detail. So, let’s discuss what we know about the AMD Ryzen Phoenix 2 Hybrid APU architecture, which brings Zen 4 cores for efficiency onboard. Here are all the details.
AMD Phoenix 2 Zen 4C APU Pictured
AMD’s hybrid APU architecture with Zen 4C cores has been pictured, with an image being shared on X (formerly Twitter) recently. In this, we can clearly see various elements of the AMD Phoenix 2 APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) architecture, with Zen 4C cores.
An APU is designed to provide enough power in both the CPU and GPU areas on a single chip, which sets it apart from typical CPUs. This specific explanation of an APU can help you understand what one is. The Phoenix 2 APU die shot that HXL posted on Twitter is shown below.
The Zen 4C cores, also known as “efficiency cores,” are seen at the top-left, according to HXL, and were created expressly to have lower power consumption. Additionally, the leaker said the Zen 4C cores will support multithreading, giving this APU an edge over the Phoenix 2 and a total of 12 threads.
Hardware enthusiast David Huang investigated Phoenix 2 in-depth. He revealed the locations of the several Zen 4 cores. The “Zen 4 classic” (Zen 4) and “Zen 4 dense” (Zen 4C) cores, as well as the GPU’s workgroup processors (RDNA 3 WGP), are all visible. The L3 cache has also been highlighted, as shown here.Hardware enthusiast David Huang investigated Phoenix 2 in-depth. He revealed the locations of the several Zen 4 cores. The “Zen 4 classic” (Zen 4) and “Zen 4 dense” (Zen 4C) cores, as well as the GPU’s workgroup processors (RDNA 3 WGP), are all visible. The L3 cache has also been highlighted, as shown here.
Ryzen Z1 Chip Found with Phoenix 2 Codename
Previously, it was assumed that the Ryzen Z1 Series processors found in handhelds like the Asus ROG Ally and Lenovo Legion Go were pretty much the same processor as the Ryzen 7 7840U that is used in laptops.
Asus has already provided us with an explanation of the architecture during the time we were reviewing the ROG Ally portable. AMD’s CPU designed specifically for portable devices, the Ryzen Z1, is suited for them. The Z1 chips indeed feature Zen4C cores, according to the new data, which supports the disparities. Previously, AMD was asked for clarification by Tomshardware as well. The response they got effectively verified that the chip was “purpose-built for handheld.”
So yes, the Ryzen Z1 Series (Z1 & Z1 Extreme) processors are similar to the 7840U. But Ryzen Z1 is codenamed with Phoenix 2 as David’s analysis revealed in the HWInfo application. The screenshot below confirms the same:
The AMD Ryzen AI engine is likewise not supported by Z1 CPUs. Phoenix 2’s enthusiast published a ton of benchmarks after digging deeply into it. The benchmarks he supplied, which also contrast the Ryzen Z1’s Phoenix 2-based architecture with the 7840U, are listed below. Check out our evaluation of the ROG Ally to see how the Ryzen Z1 Extreme performs. We have benchmarked and compared it against top desktop and laptop CPUs, including the i9-12900H.
So, what are your thoughts on AMD Ryzen Phoenix 2 APU? Are you excited about future budget chips from AMD with this kind of hybrid APU architecture? Let us know in the comments below.