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AMD reveals upcoming “Dragon Range” And “Phoenix” CPUs during earnings call

During its Q1 earnings call, AMD talked more about the Ryzen 7000 series. Besides mentioning the Raphael desktop CPUs, the company also announced the first Zen 4 mobile CPUs, which will aim to shake up the laptop market in early 2023. 

AMD shared a slide where we can see the Zen 4-based Raphael chips are slated for later this year, followed by Dragon Range and Phoenix in early 2023. As AMD confirmed in the past, the Raphael chips will support DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 and come with +65W TDPs, succeeding the Ryzen “Vermeer” desktop series as the next mainstream platform.

In addition, the slide also gives us some details about the upcoming Dragon Range CPUs (Ryzen 7000HX), which will be aimed at extreme gaming laptops that are more than 20mm thick. Like the desktop parts, it will support DDR5 and PCIe 5.0. Moreover, the chips will come with a TDP of +55W and feature the highest core/thread count and the most cache ever in a mobile gaming CPU, leading us to believe that we might soon see 16C/32T mobile chips. For comparison, Intel's current best is a 14C/20T laptop chip.

AMD is also expected to launch the Phoenix processors (Ryzen 7000H/HS) for thin and light gaming laptops. The upcoming mobile chips will support LPDDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 connectivity and feature a 35-45W TDP.

KitGuru says: Do you think AMD Dragon Range and Phoenix will be competitive against Intel Meteor Lake? Will Intel follow AMD's example and increase the core, thread and cache for its mobile line-up?

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