AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 “Strix” APU Offers Near 7900X CPU Performance In Cinebench, 890M iGPU Close To 50W RTX 3050 In 3DMark

AMD’s Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 “Strix” APU has been benchmarked in Cinebench and 3DMark, delivering some huge performance gains over the last gen.

AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 APU Shows Strong CPU & GPU Performance Increase In Cinebench & 3DMark Benchmarks Thanks To Zen 5 & RDNA 3.5 Prowess

The latest benchmarks come from GPD which will be utilizing the AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 APU within its DUO laptop which features two 13.3″ displays jam-packed together. The GPU DUO is going to be a multi-functional design that can be converted into a tablet and various other hand-held configurations.

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So coming to the specifications, the GPD DUO packs the AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 which is the fastest APU configuration within the Strix Point family (so far). The chip features 12 cores based on the Zen 4 core architecture, 24 threads, 36 MB of cache (24 MB L3 + 12 MB L2), and a clock speed of 2 GHz base and 5.1 GHz boost, plus a TDP range that can be adjusted between 15-54W.

The iGPU includes a Radeon 890M chip based on the RDNA 3.5 graphics architecture. It packs 16 compute units that are clocked at 2900 MHz. The chip also packs a high-performance XDNA 2 “Ryzen AI” NPU with up to 50 AI TOPS and 80 platform TOPS.

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Coming to the performance numbers, the AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 APU was first tested within the Cinebench 2024 benchmark and scored 124 points in the single-core and 1525 points in the multi-core tests. As per GPD itself, the single-core matches the same performance as the Ryzen 9 7950X which clocks up to 5.7 GHz versus the 5.1 GHz of the Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 while the multi-thread CPU performance exceeds that of the Ryzen 9 5950X which features 33% more cores (16 vs 12).

We also added a few more chips for our comparisons and it looks like the AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 APU will be very close to the Ryzen 9 7900X, a 12-core Zen 4 chip that clocks at up to 5.6 GHz and has TDP-rated at 170W while the Strix Point APU is not only thermally constrained but also has a lower TDP within the GPD DUO which maxes out at 60W.

Compared to its predecessor, the Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 scores an 18% single-core performance uplift over the Phoenix and Hawk APUs while the multi-threaded score sees a massive 57% performance uplift versus the same chips.

Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 (Laptop)

Ryzen 7 7800X3D (Desktop)

Core Ultra 9 185H (Laptop)

Core Ultra 7 155H (Laptop)

In terms of graphics performance, the AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 comes packed with the Radeon 890M iGPU which was operating at a TDP of 54W. The chip was tested in 3DMark Time Spy where it scored 4221 points in the graphics test. This is a 51% improvement over the Radeon 780M (RDNA 3) iGPU at the same 54W TDP while the boosted 72W configuration of the 780M still ends up slower against the new RDNA 3.5 iGPU which leads by 31%.

Versus the most popular and common discrete graphics, the Radeon 890M iGPU still secures a win over the RTX 2050 rated at 45W, and closes in on the RTX 3050 rated at 50W which is a spectacular showcase of AMD’s refined RDNA architecture and it only goes on to show that we can expect some great gaming performance on the next-gen handhelds and Mini PCs that pack these new APUs.

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Overall, the performance showcased here by the AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 APU for the GPD DUO is very nice, and we look forward to testing it out ourselves once the new laptops, Mini PCs and hand-helds start shipping later next quarter.

News Source: HXL (@9550pro)

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