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AMD’s far-flung Ryzen 8000 Series APUs will reportedly take a page out of ARM (big.LITTLE) and Intel’s (Alder Lake/Raptor Lake) playbooks by mixing high-performance cores and high-efficiency cores into a single product. The rumor stems from MoePC’s Venomancer Marvin, who claims that these processors (code named “Strix Point”) will be built on TSMC’s 3-nanometer process and feature eight “big” Zen 5 cores and four “little” cores. AMD is supposedly planning to launch its Ryzen 8000 Series APUs in 2024.

Strix Point will be manufactured using TSMC N3 process. N3’s current schedule is for trial production in 2021, 2022H2 HVM. Of course, the first batch of adoption will definitely be Apple. Strix Point will be manufactured on TSMC N3. N3 is currently scheduled to carry out risk production within 2021 and targeting HVM in 2022H2.

Sources: MoePC, @Avery78, VideoCardz

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  1. [QUOTE=”Paul_Johnson, post: 33595, member: 2″]
    I want a 4000 or 5000 series APU that I can get.

    You aren’t really asking for all that much.

  2. Can I actually buy this without dealing with grey market shenanigans? That’s what I always ask myself when I hear about AMD APUs these days.

  3. [QUOTE=”Paul_Johnson, post: 33595, member: 2″]
    I want a 4000 or 5000 series APU that I can get.
    This. As mentioned above, the grey market for these suck

  4. talk about a long way in coming for big-little on x86

    I recall there were rumors about AMD big-little cores since the cell chip came out on the PS3. I think they were supposedto be some sort of Bulldozer-TB combo derivative mix sort of. Also on Intel was rumored to be working on a core/atom combo.

    I wonder why they haven’t been released so far, specially on intel, given its focus on mobile in recent years.

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