AMD’s Ryzen 7000 APUs could boast integrated graphics that match the performance of an Nvidia RTX 3060 discrete GPU, according to a reliable hardware leak Greymon55 . The company’s new ‘Phoenix’ chips will add RDNA 3 GPU cores to notebook devices, allowing them to pack the gaming performance of a current generation gaming laptop.
Greymon55 says that the ‘Phoenix’ Ryzen 7000 APU is equal to an RTX 3060 with a 60W TDP, the kind of dedicated graphics card you’d find in one of the best gaming laptops under $2,000. While the tipster specifically compares AMD’s next-gen chip to Nvidia’s power-limited ‘Max-Q’ GPU, it’s still a potentially impressive feat, especially since Team Red’s APU will need to split power between processing cores. and graphics.
The performance of the next generation Ryzen 7000 APU not only outperforms Nvidia’s entry-level card, but also improves on existing integrated graphics solutions. At the moment, the company’s current single-chip dies are comparable to a GTX 1650 in terms of gaming performance. So the elevated specs of the new ‘Phoenix’ chip will, in theory, bring RTX levels of performance to smaller, lighter devices like the Steam Deck 2.
Naturally, we’ll have to wait for proper Ryzen 7000 APU benchmarks before passing judgement, so you should take these early insiders with the usual grain of salt. That said, the apparent capabilities of the chip speak volumes when it comes to balancing performance and power, especially as Nvidia’s RTX 4000 apparently eats power supplies for breakfast.
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