One of the most interesting announcements from AMD in recent months has been that of the Dragon Range APUs with Zen4 architecture, designed for mobile gaming. Today, after a few months of silence, some finally arrive news on AMD’s Dragon Range and Phoenix APUswhich are sure to delight laptop gamers.
According to the Japanese website Coelacanth’s Dreamin fact, a patch for Linux Kernel just released by the Sunnyvale company would confirm that the APUs of the Dragon Range and Phoenix series will integrate some iGPUs based on AMD’s RDNA3 architecture. For those who don’t remember, the RDNA3 architecture is the same as the AMD Radeon RX 7000 GPUs, launched last November 3 by Team Rosso.
Dragon Range should be there new APU for high-level gaming, part of the Ryzen 7045 line and designed for high-end and very high-end laptops. The new patch released by AMD, in particular, would unlock the use of the iGPU on the APU, testifying that the latter is now close to launch. Unfortunately, however, the patch does not give us any information on the number of RDNA3 Compute Units of the new APU’s integrated graphics.
The Phoenix APU for mid-range laptops, however, will be part of the Ryzen 7040 line and, like Dragon Range, will combine a CPU with Zen4 architecture with integrated graphics with RDNA3 architecture. If for Dragon Range we can hope that the iGPU guarantees good performance in gamethanks also to a total TDP of 55 W, for Phoenix things are slightly different: with a TDP fluctuating between 35 and 45 Win fact, it is difficult for the APUs mainstream are able to provide particularly high performance in gaming.