As usual during AMD’s Financial Analyst Day (FAD), we usually get small announcements about big things to come in the future. This includes updated product roadmaps for various segments, such as desktop, server, images and mobile. In AMD’s latest notebook roadmap stretching through 2024, AMD has revealed that its Zen 4 core (Phoenix Point) mobile core will be available sometime in 2023 and Zen 5 for mobile on an unspecified node expected sometime towards the end. will land by 2024.
The updated AMD Notebook roadmap to 2024 highlights two already available mobile processors, the Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series with Vega integrated graphics and the latest Ryzen 6000 based on Zen 3+ and featuring the latest RDNA 2 mobile graphics capabilities . But there’s more to be announced from 2023.
From The Rembrandt, Rises a Phoenix: Zen 4 Mobile AKA Phoenix Point
What’s new and upcoming on AMD’s updated mobile roadmap is Rembrandt’s successor (Ryzen 6000), which AMD has codenamed Phoenix Point. AMD Phoenix Point will be based on AMD’s upcoming Zen 4 core architecture and will be built using TSMC’s 4nm process node. According to the roadmap, AMD’s Zen 4 Phoenix Point mobile processors will leverage Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE) and AMD’s upcoming and next-generation RDNA 3 integrated graphics.
Also announced: Zen 5 Mobile codenamed Strix Point
Also on the AMD notebook roadmap is the announcement of its Zen 5-based platform on an unspecified manufacturing process, codenamed Strix Point. While details on Strix Point are minimal, AMD states that Strix Point will use AMD’s unreleased RDNA 3+ graphics technology, which will likely be a revamped and perhaps more performance-per-watt efficient RDNA 3 variant.
Also mentioned in the roadmap slide with Phoenix Point and Strix Point is an Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE), which is more commonly found in cell phones. The AI Engine or AIE allows AMD to specify its products based on tiles with an adaptive interconnect. Still, it hasn’t revealed much more about how it plans to incorporate AIE into its notebook portfolio. We know it’s part of AMD’s XDNA Adaptive Architecture IP, which comes from its acquisition of Xilinx.
We’ll likely learn more about AMD’s Zen 4 based Phoenix Point in the near future, as a release date is expected sometime in 2023. As for Strix Point, which will be using its unannounced Zen 5 microarchitecture, we’ll probably hear more about this next year.