The first references for AMD’s refreshed Phoenix architecture have been added to the PCI ID Repository. Phoenix3 is most likely a refresh for Phoenix1 and Phoenix4 may be a Phoenix2 refresh, both of which are expected to launch with the Hawk Point processor early next year.
AMD is preparing to launch the Phoenix architecture for the AM5 desktop platform, and, just like the mobile-grade APUs, the lower-end desktop APUs will come with the Little Phoenix (aka Phoenix2) design featuring Zen4 and Zen4c cores plus less powerful RDNA3 iGPU, while the higher-end models will only pack Zen4 cores from the Phoenix1 design plus up to 12 CU iGPUs and AI accelerators. However, according to the latest PCI Device ID repository update, AMD may have more Phoenix variants in store.
As pointed out by VIdeocardz, the PCI Device ID list associates the Phoenix1 entry with the 15bf ID code, and Phoenix2 is associated with the 15c8 code. Both entries were added earlier this year in February. There is also a Phoenix entry further down with a 164f ID, but this was added in May last year. Just a few days ago, the list was updated to include Phoenix3 with 1900 ID and Phoenix4 with 1901 ID. None of these entries show any additional info, except for the Phoenix1 entry that mentions 114 subsystem IDs in the ASUS OEM driver pointing to specific Radeon 780M, 760M and 740M iGPUs, as well as Ryzen 3/5/7/9 APU models.
Since the two new additions skip to the 1900 IDs, we can expect these to launch as part of an upcoming product stack. Videocardz is suggesting that they could be featured with the “Hawk Point” APUs rumopred to launch under the Ryzen 8000 series in early 2024. Hawk Point is said to include a combination of Zen4 and Zen4c cores coupled with updated RDNA3.5 GPU cores and most likely updated AI cores as well. One of the first devices to integrate Hawk point APUs will be Minisforum’s first 2-in-1 tablet releasing in Q1 2024.
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Bogdan Solca, 2023-11-14 (Update: 2023-11-14)