AMD previews “Dragon Range” for extreme portable gaming performance

AMD is on the move and in connection with the presented results for the first quarter of the year also took the opportunity to preview new hardware. This time in the form of details of nothing less than next year’s processors for laptops – although the Ryzen 6000 series has barely reached the market. The two new processor series are both based on the Zen 4 architecture and go by the code names “Dragon Range” and “Phoenix”.

With Dragon Range, AMD introduces a new, much more power-hungry class of processors, where the newcomer is stated to have a TDP value starting at a minimum of 55 watts (W). In comparison, previous HX models have a maximum specified of 45 W plus. AMD has chosen to place Dragon Range in the company’s HS series, but suggests that despite the higher TDP value, they will be more energy efficient than the current generation.

Dragon Range thus becomes part of the product group that the company calls Extreme Gaming Laptop Game-focused portable models with a thickness of 20 millimeters or more. In addition, it is stated that this is the highest number of cores, threads and amount of cache memory the portable segment has seen so far. Support for DDR5 and PCI Express 5.0 is also promised, but otherwise there are no specifications.

Phoenix, on the other hand, lands in the 35-45 W segment, and should thus be the new H-Series. Here, too, it’s stingy when it comes to specifications, but unlike the Dragon Range, the Phoenix is ​​designed for slightly thinner laptops where the thickness is instead 20 millimeters or thinner.

PCI Express 5.0 support is also available here, but according to information from AMD, it will be LPDDR5 memory that applies to Phoenix. However, according to former Anandtech writer Ian Cutress, the choice of memory standard has not yet been set in stone yet. In a Twitter posts he writes that he asked the question to AMD, which communicated that they have not yet decided. It may therefore be possible that they choose to allow both LPDDR5 and DDR5 for both processor series.

It is believed that Dragon Range and Phoenix will end up in the Ryzen 7000 series, but AMD has not released any official model names yet. There is currently no more exact launch date than 2023, but given that AMD has previously chosen to launch processors for the portable segments at the CES trade show, it is likely that the company may present the new models in early 2023.


Source: SweClockers by www.sweclockers.com.

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