AMD & Intel Laptop CPU Families Detailed: Ryzen 8000 STRIX & HAWK Point In 2024, Arrow Lake-H/HX & Lunar Lake-M By 2025

The next-gen AMD & Intel laptop CPU families have been detailed which cover Strix Point, Hawk Point, Arrow Lake & Lunar Lake.

2024-2025 Will Be A Heated Competition In The Laptop Space Between Intel & AMD With Next-Gen CPUs Including Strix Point, Arrow Lake & Hawk Point

The latest information comes from Golden Pig Upgrade over at Bilibili which mostly includes data that we have known for a while along with a few new additions. The laptop lineups covered here include next-gen products from both AMD & Ryzen between 2023-2025. Starting with the AMD family, AMD will be following up its Phoenix Ryzen 7040 APUs with two new product families, the Hawk Point “Ryzen 8040” and Strix Point “Ryzen 8050” series.

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AMD Hawk Point APUs: Phoenix Refresh With Zen 4 Cores & RDNA 3 iGPU, Q1 2024 Launch

According to the data, the Hawk Point family will arrive early next year and act as a refresh to the existing Phoenix “Ryzen 7040” APUs. These APUs will reutilize the Zen 4 architecture, offering up to 8 cores and 16 threads. The chips will be compatible with the FP7/r2 and FP8 platforms while featuring support for DDR5/LPDDR5x memory. The leaker states that the RDNA 3 architecture will be utilized for Hawk Point APUs whereas earlier rumors had stated RDNA 3.5 graphics architecture for Hawk Point.

  • Zen 4 (4nm) Monolithic Design
  • Up To 8 Cores
  • 12 RDNA 3+ Compute Units
  • XDNA Engine Integrated
  • Q1 Launch (Expected)

AMD Strix Point APUs: Ryzen 8050 Zen 5 & Zen 5C Hybrid Cores, RDNA 3.5 iGPUs, 2H 2024 Launch

The actual successor to the AMD Ryzen 7040 “Phoenix” APUs will be Strix Point and Strix Point Halo, both of which will fall under the Ryzen 8050 APU family. These laptop chips will be separated into two segments since the Strix Point chips will offer a monolithic design with a mix of Zen 5C and Zen 5D cores while the higher-end Strix Halo chips will feature a chiplet design with the Zen 5C cores alone.

AMD Ryzen 8050 Strix Point Mono Expected Features:

  • Zen 5 (4nm) Monolithic Design
  • Up To 12 Cores In Hybrid Config (Zen 5 + Zen 5C)
  • 32 MB of Shared L3 cache
  • 35% Faster CPU Versus Phoenix at 50W
  • 16 RDNA 3+ Compute Units
  • On Par With RTX 3050 Max-Q
  • 128-bit LPDDR5X Memory Controller
  • XDNA Engine Integrated
  • 20 TOPS AI Engine
  • Q2-Q3 Launch (Expected)

AMD Ryzen 8050 Strix Point Halo Expected Features:

  • Zen 5 Chiplet Design
  • Up To 16 Cores
  • 64 MB of Shared L3 cache
  • 25% Faster CPU Versus 16-Core Dragon Range at 90W
  • 40 RDNA 3+ Compute Units
  • On Par With RTX 4070 Max-Q (90W)
  • 256-bit LPDDR5X Memory Controler
  • XDNA Engine Integrated
  • 40 TOPS AI Engine
  • 2H 2024 Launch (Expected)

Both AMD Strix Point and Strix Halo APUs will feature RDNA 3.5 iGPUs while featuring FP8 and FP11 platform compatibility, respectively. The higher-end chips will support both DDR5/LPDDR5x DRAM while the mainstream chips will feature LPDDR5x support. Since the announcement is expected at CES 2024, we can expect the Strix Point APUs to hit retail shelves by the mid of 2024 which should realistically fall in 2H 2024. That’s around the same time it took AMD to roll out Phoenix in the retail segment in 2023.

AMD Ryzen Mobility CPUs:

CPU Family Name AMD Krackan Point AMD Fire Range AMD Strix Point Halo AMD Strix Point AMD Hawk Point AMD Dragon Range AMD Phoenix AMD Rembrandt AMD Cezanne AMD Renoir AMD Picasso AMD Raven Ridge
Family Branding AMD Ryzen 9040 (H/U-Series) AMD Ryzen 8055 (HX-Series) AMD Ryzen 8050 (H-Series) AMD Ryzen 8050 (H/U-Series) AMD Ryzen 8040 (H/U-Series) AMD Ryzen 7045 (HX-Series) AMD Ryzen 7040 (H/U-Series) AMD Ryzen 6000
AMD Ryzen 7035
AMD Ryzen 5000 (H/U-Series) AMD Ryzen 4000 (H/U-Series) AMD Ryzen 3000 (H/U-Series) AMD Ryzen 2000 (H/U-Series)
Process Node 4nm 5nm 4nm 4nm 4nm 5nm 4nm 6nm 7nm 7nm 12nm 14nm
CPU Core Architecture Zen 5 Zen 5D Zen 5C Zen 5D + Zen 5C Zen 4 Zen 4 Zen 4 Zen 3+ Zen 3 Zen 2 Zen + Zen 1
CPU Cores/Threads (Max) TBD 16/32 16/32 12/24 8/16 16/32 8/16 8/16 8/16 8/16 4/8 4/8
L2 Cache (Max) TBD TBD TBD TBD 4 MB 16 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 2 MB 2 MB
L3 Cache (Max) TBD TBD 64 MB 32 MB 16 MB 32 MB 16 MB 16 MB 16 MB 8 MB 4 MB 4 MB
Max CPU Clocks TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 5.4 GHz 5.2 GHz 5.0 GHz (Ryzen 9 6980HX) 4.80 GHz (Ryzen 9 5980HX) 4.3 GHz (Ryzen 9 4900HS) 4.0 GHz (Ryzen 7 3750H) 3.8 GHz (Ryzen 7 2800H)
GPU Core Architecture TBD RDNA 3+ 4nm iGPU RDNA 3+ 4nm iGPU RDNA 3+ 4nm iGPU RDNA 3 4nm iGPU RDNA 2 6nm iGPU RDNA 3 4nm iGPU RDNA 2 6nm iGPU Vega Enhanced 7nm Vega Enhanced 7nm Vega 14nm Vega 14nm
Max GPU Cores TBD 2 CUs (128 cores) 40 CUs (2560 Cores) 16 CUs (1024 Cores) 12 CUs (786 cores) 2 CUs (128 cores) 12 CUs (786 cores) 12 CUs (786 cores) 8 CUs (512 cores) 8 CUs (512 cores) 10 CUs (640 Cores) 11 CUs (704 cores)
Max GPU Clocks TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 2200 MHz 2800 MHz 2400 MHz 2100 MHz 1750 MHz 1400 MHz 1300 MHz
TDP (cTDP Down/Up) 15W-45W (65W cTDP) 55W-75W (65W cTDP) 25-1250W 15W-45W (65W cTDP) 15W-45W (65W cTDP) 55W-75W (65W cTDP) 15W-45W (65W cTDP) 15W-55W (65W cTDP) 15W -54W(54W cTDP) 15W-45W (65W cTDP) 12-35W (35W cTDP) 35W-45W (65W cTDP)
Launch 2025? 2H 2024? 2H 2024? 2H 2024? Q1 2024? Q1 2023 Q2 2023 Q1 2022 Q1 2021 Q2 2020 Q1 2019 Q4 2018

Intel Meteor Lake “1st Gen” Core Ultra: H/U-Series Target Early 2024 Shipments

Moving over to the Intel camp, we first have Intel’s 1st Gen Core Ultra lineup codenamed Meteor Lake which is officially targeting a 14th December launch but reports have pointed out that the vast majority of laptops will not be available in decent quantities until early 2024. The roadmap for Intel Meteor Lake and Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs shows that while certain Meteor Lake-H chips will start shipping at the end of 2023, consumers will have to wait till early 2024 to get their hands on the higher-end and more performance-oriented designs.

Meteor Lake will also be lacking the higher-end HX series which is why a 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh-HX lineup is planned for 2024. At the same time, Meteor Lake CPUs won’t be serving the entry-level segment such as Core i3, etc so that’s where the Raptor Lake Refresh-U series will target prices that are far more affordable than Meteor Lake options. There’s even a Raptor Lake Refresh-H series planned that would arrive in late 2024.

Following are some of the main features you can expect from the 1st Gen Core Ultra “Meteor Lake” family:

  • Triple-Hybrid CPU Architecture (P/E/LP-E Cores)
  • Brand New Redwood Cove (P-Cores)
  • Brand New Crestmont (E-Cores)
  • Up To 14 Cores (6+8) For H/P Series & Up To 12 Cores (4+8) For U Series CPUs
  • Intel 4 Process Node For CPU, TSMC For tGPU
  • Intel ‘Xe-MTL’ GPU With Up To 128 EUs
  • Up To LPDDR5X-7467 & DDR5-5200 Support
  • Up To 96 GB DDR5 & 64 GB LPDDR5X Capacities
  • Intel VPU For AI Inferencing With Atom Cores
  • x8 Gen 5 Lanes For Discrete GPU (Only H-Series)
  • Triple x4 M.2 Gen 4 SSD Support
  • Four Thunderbolt 4 Ports

The Meteor Lake CPUs themselves will be available in three variants including the Meteor Lake-H, Meteor Lake-U15, and Meteor Lake-U9.

Intel Arrow Lake “2nd Gen” Core Ultra: Late 2024 For Arrow Lake-H, 2025 For Arrow Lake-HX

In 2024, Intel will also be offering its 2nd Gen Core Ultra family codenamed Arrow Lake which will come in the H-series laptop SKUs first. These chips are once again expected to be limited during launch followed by proper availability in 2025. The Arrow Lake family will also include HX-series chips for enthusiast laptops which would go nicely with next-gen discrete GPUs and be the true successor to Raptor Lake-HX chips. These chips will also be targeted against AMD’s Fire Range-HX parts which will be desktop replacements for notebooks.

Following is what we know about Intel’s Arrow Lake CPUs:

  • 2nd Gen Core Ultra Family
  • Targets High-End H/HX Series
  • Intel 20A Compute Tile
  • Lion Cove P-Cores
  • Skymont E-Cores
  • Alchemist+ Graphics Tile
  • TSMC 3nm Node For iGPU Tile
  • Up To 192 EUs
  • Similar VPU/NPU Capabilities as Meteor Lake
  • 2H 2024 Launch

Intel Lunar Lake-M For Low-Power Mobility Platforms Arrives In 2025

Finally, we will have Intel’s Lunar Lake-M which will target the low-power laptops and devices and replace the Meteor Lake-U series chips. This lineup is expected to sit alongside the Arrow Lake-H and Arrow Lake-HX chips in 2025. Following is what we know about Intel’s Lunar Lake CPUs:

  • Targets Low Power Laptops
  • Architecture Built From The Ground Up
  • Increased Performance Per Watt
  • Lion Cove P-Cores
  • Skymont E-Cores
  • Battlemage iGPU
  • Possibly Uses Intel 20A Process Node
  • 4+4 Core Configurations (Current ES Samples)
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So to sum things up on the Intel end:


  • 2023 – Raptor Lake-HX
  • 2024 – Raptor Lake Refresh-HX
  • 2025 – Arrow Lake-HX


  • 2023 – Raptor Lake-H
  • 2024 – Meteor Lake-H / Raptor Lake Refresh-H / Arrow Lake-H


  • 2023 – Raptor Lake-U
  • 2024 – Meteor Lake-U


  • 2023 – Raptor Lake-U
  • 2024 – Meteor Lake-U
  • 2025 – Lunar Lake-M

Intel Mobility CPU Lineup:

CPU Family Lunar Lake Arrow Lake Meteor Lake Raptor Lake Alder Lake
Process Node (CPU Tile) Intel 20A? Intel 20A ‘5nm EUV” Intel 4 ‘7nm EUV’ Intel 7 ’10nm ESF’ Intel 7 ’10nm ESF’
Process Node (GPU Tile) TSMC 3nm? TSMC 3nm TSMC 5nm Intel 7 ’10nm ESF’ Intel 7 ’10nm ESF’
CPU Architecture Hybrid Hybrid (Four-Core) Hybrid (Triple-Core) Hybrid (Dual-Core) Hybrid (Dual-Core)
P-Core Architecture Lion Cove? Lion Cove Redwood Cove Raptor Cove Golden Cove
E-Core Architecture Skymont? Skymont Crestmont Gracemont Gracemont
LP E-Core Architecture (SOC) Skymont? Crestmont? Crestmont? N/A N/A
Top Configuration TBD TBD 6+8 (H-Series) 6+8 (H-Series)
8+16 (HX-Series)
6+8 (H-Series)
8+8 (HX-Series)
Max Cores / Threads TBD TBD 14/20 14/20 14/20
Planned Lineup U Series? H/P/U Series H/P/U Series H/P/U Series H/P/U Series
GPU Architecture Xe2-LPG (Battlemage) Xe-LPG (Alchemist) Xe-LPG (Alchemist) Iris Xe (Gen 12) Iris Xe (Gen 12)
GPU Execution Units 64 EUs 192 EUs 128 EUs (1024 Cores) 96 EUs (768 Cores) 96 EUs (768 Cores)
Memory Support TBD TBD DDR5-5600
LPDDR5X – 7400+
Memory Capacity (Max) TBD TBD 96 GB 64 GB 64 GB
Thunderbolt 4 Ports TBD TBD 4 4 4
WiFi Capability TBD TBD WiFi 6E WiFi 6E WiFi 6E
TDP TBD TBD 7W-45W 15-55W 15-55W
Launch ~2025 2H 2024 2H 2023 1H 2023 1H 2022

Once again, it looks like the laptop space will be getting some major action between 2023 and till 2025 with various launches, brand new product families, new architectures that offer huge gains in performance and efficiency, and some truly next-gen laptop solutions for consumers across the globe.

Intel & AMD Laptop CPU Families (Expected):

Segment 2022 2023 2024 2025
Enthusiast Alder Lake-HX (Intel) Raptor Lake-HX (Intel)
Dragon Range (AMD)
Raptor Lake Refresh-HX (Intel)
Fire Range (AMD)
Arrow Lake-HX (Intel)
High-End Alder Lake-H (Intel)
Rembrandt (AMD)
Raptor Lake-H (Intel)
Meteor Lake-H (Intel)
Phoenix (AMD)
Rembrandt-R (AMD)
Meteor Lake-H (Intel)
Raptor Lake Refresh-H (Intel)
Arrow Lake-H (Intel)
Hawk Point (AMD)
Strix Point (AMD)
Arrow Lake-H (Intel)
Krakan Point (AMD)
Mainstream Alder Lake-U (Intel)
Rembrandt (AMD)
Barcelo (AMD)
Raptor Lake-U (Intel)
Phoenix (AMD)
Rembrandt-R (AMD)
Meteor Lake-U (Intel)
Raptor Lake Refresh-U (Intel)
Hawk Point (AMD)
Strix Point (AMD)
Low-Power Alder Lake-U (Intel)
Mendocino (AMD)
Raptor Lake-U (Intel) Meteor Lake-U (Intel) Lunar Lake-M (Intel)

Which next-gen laptop CPU family are you looking forward to the most?

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