Everest (@Olrak29_) has been closely following various AMD processor families in recent years. His latest information provides an early glimpse into the alleged internal structure of Team Red's "Kraken Point" APU series. According to rumors, these next-generation mobile processors are expected to be released in 2025 as successors to the recently launched Ryzen 8040 "Hawk Point" family of mainstream laptop APUs. Initially, the tipster's social media post only mentioned the presence of Zen 5 and Zen 5c cores in Kraken Point processors. However, he later clarified that a total of eight cores would be included, consisting of four large units and four smaller ones. Previous coverage of Kraken Point by TPU suggested an 8-core, 16-thread configuration, but leaked slides from late 2023 did not mention the integration of efficiency-tuned Zen 5c "Prometheus" cores, along with presumed Zen 5 "Nirvana" cores.
Everest's continuous flow of insider information reveals that "Kraken Point" shares many similarities with "Hawk Point" - four workgroup processors (WGP) could be present in the final retail products, providing a total of eight compute units (8 CUs). When asked about AMD's choice of integrated graphics technology, Everest simply stated that it would be RDNA 3.5. Previous leaks suggest that XDNA 2 will drive the NPU side of things, offering a performance range of approximately 45 to 50 TOPS. The Kraken Point APU is expected to stick with a monolithic die design and be manufactured on a non-specific 4 nm process. Rumor has it that Team Red has placed orders with TSMC for various next-generation silicon.