As previously announced, Raphael’s desktop CPUs will be launched at the end of this year. These desktop CPUs will be based on the Zen4 architecture with 65W+ designs. They support the latest PCIe Gen5 and the latest DDR5 memory technology. In addition, they will feature the LGA1718 (AM5) socket. AMD has not provided more information so far.
AMD comes with another new series for gaming laptops. This new “Dragon Range” is the company’s latest product segment focused on Extreme Gaming. From what we concluded, this could very well be the version for Raphael Mobile.
AMD hasn’t made an announcement as far as the core count, but we already suspect that the silicon will ship with 16 cores. However, AMD has confirmed that this will be the highest number of cores for a mobile gaming CPU.
This new Dragon Range will use the same Raphael silicon, meaning the chip will come with integrated graphics, which is the latest feature to be added to the desktop silicon. Intel also took the same approach when it launched the Alder Lake-HX.
AMD has confirmed that the components will support the latest DDR5 memory technology and PCIe Gen5. According to what AMD has in mind, this could be available sometime in 2023. However, this has not yet been confirmed and AMD has not given any hint about the launch date.
We’ve already heard about the Phoenix, the codename for the Ryen 7000. These thin and light laptop designs will have 35 to 40W SKUs with support for PCIe Gen5 and LPDDR5.