AMD seems to want to make a fire out of everything with its new generation of laptop processors. While there is a lot of talk about desktop processors, you should know that the laptop market occupies an ever more important place.
In fact, with Zen 4 expected this fall, AMD has decided to offer two entirely different laptop ranges. Dragon Range will thus come, which we see as a “reduced” version of Raphael CPUs for desktop PCs.
Undoubtedly designed to offer an answer to the Intel Alder Lake-HX, the Dragon Range CPUs are above all designed for “demanding players”, and they will be associated with a dedicated graphics card.
The most powerful of the range, the Ryzen 9 7980HX, will integrate 16 cores, more than any other AMD mobile processor. A 7900HX with 12 cores, a 7800HX (8 cores), and a 7600HX (6 cores) are also in AMD’s projects.
On the other hand, it should be emphasized that AMD has revised the graphics part. This one is present but equipped with only two RDNA 2 computing units. It should only be seen as an additional solution.
AMD is preparing the Phoenix range, which is distinguished by a significantly less muscular CPU part for a more contained TDP than Dragon Range. We are talking about 35 to 45 Watts here, and the number of cores is therefore halved on the beefiest model.
The 7980HS must be content with 8 cores / 16 threads, like the 7900HS and the 7800HS. The 7600HS is at the level of the 7600HX (6 cores / 12 threads). More importantly, Phoenix CPUs should not be accompanied by a dedicated graphics solution.
They integrate a more ambitious GPU part with a maximum of 12 computing units (double the Dragon Range) or 1,536 stream processors. Note that the maximum frequency of 3 GHz should make it possible to achieve a gross power of 9.2 TFLOPs.