Asus accidentally outs 14 AMD Ryzen 8050-series laptops based on Zen 5 architecture

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Asus has accidentally released the list of ROG-branded laptops based on next-generation AMD Ryzen 8050-series 'Strix Point' processors featuring the Zen 5 microarchitecture. As it turns out, Asus preps 14 laptops featuring Ryzen 8050-series 'Strix Point' CPUs and Nvidia GeForce RTX 40-series graphics.

The list of AMD's Ryzen 8050-series 'Strix Point'-based laptops from Asus includes 14 machines that will ship with the company's ROG 240W compact plug adapter. The list of machines shipping with this power brick includes such Zen 4 and Zen 5-based systems as GA605WV, GA605WU, GA605WI, GA403UV, GA403UU, GA403UI, FA608WV, FA608WU, FA608WI, FA401WV, FA401WU, FA401WI, FA401UV, FA401UU, FA401UI, M7606WV, M7606WU, HN7306WV, HN7306WU, and HN7306WI.

According to the Asus naming scheme published by IT Home, the letter W (following the numbers in the product code) represents AMD's next-generation Ryzen 8050-series 'Strix Point' mobile processor, and U stands for AMD's current-generation Ryzen 8040-series 'Hawk Point' processor. The second letters U, V, and I represent discrete graphics processors: Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4050, RTX 4060, and RTX 4070, respectively.

Asustek's Ryzen 8050-series 'Strix Point' processors will be used for high-end gaming ROG Magic 16 Air AMD Edition, TUF Gaming A14, and TUF Gaming A16. In addition, the company is prepping Create ProArt P16 and Create ProArt X13 machines for creative professionals. All of these machines can be equipped with Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4050, RTX 4060, or RTX 4070 GPUs.

AMD's upcoming Ryzen 8050-series processors, expected to launch later this year, will include codenamed Strix Point and Strix Point Halo products. The Strix Point Halo is expected to rely on the Zen 5 microarchitecture along with a high-performance RDNA 3.5 GPU. In contrast, the standard Strix Point model will likely incorporate Zen 5 and Zen 5c cores, totaling 12 cores, and will feature a less powerful RDNA 3.5 GPU. Additionally, all Ryzen 8050-series APUs are projected to feature an XDNA 2-based AI engine.

Speculation suggests that the Strix Point Halo will have a different architectural design than its standard counterpart. The standard Strix Point could have a monolithic design, while the Halo version might adopt a chiplet structure. However, no concrete evidence exists to confirm or deny this rumor.

Anton Shilov
Freelance News Writer

Anton Shilov is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Over the past couple of decades, he has covered everything from CPUs and GPUs to supercomputers and from modern process technologies and latest fab tools to high-tech industry trends.

  • Metal Messiah.
    AMD's upcoming Ryzen 8050-series processors, expected to launch later this year, will include codenamed Strix Point and Strix Point Halo products

    Make a note that we still don't know the "official" naming convention of these Strix point APUs. Sources have pointed out either 8050 or 9050-series lineup, but a recent leak sort of debunks this!

    There is a possibility that AMD is adopting a completely new naming scheme for the MOBILE SKUs, but not for the desktop "Granite Ridge" ZEN 5 client processors.

    So coming to the leak, a new entry has been spotted on ASUS's webpage, and the said processor SKU has been dubbed as "Ryzen AI 9 HX 170".
    The laptop mentioned on the product page is ASUS's Vivobook S 16, which features the AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 170 CPU, sporting 12 cores which should be based on the Zen 5-core architecture, but we can't confirm this yet.

    The new Ryzen AI 9 HX 170 model number sounds a bit odd though, and we still don't know whether this is an official naming convention to be used by AMD, or someone just made up this entry in the marketing documents for ASUS.

    But there is a possibility this could also be legit. Because we have three numbers mentioned, and they sound similar to Intel's Core Ultra chip nomenclature. And the HX suffix has always been used for high-end mobile chips.

    So it must be something like this, based on guesstimate:

    Ryzen 9 AI HX 170/190
    Ryzen 7 AI HX 150/160

    Ryzen 5 AI HX 130/140

    https://i.imgur.com/swLX7u1.jpeg
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  • Metal Messiah.
    On the other hand, one recent LENOVO document also mentioned the "8050" nomenclature, but this entry was wrong and FAKE.

    As debunked by Lenovo China's product manager.

    https://i.imgur.com/BQIND7A.jpeg
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  • peachpuff
    Metal Messiah. said:
    Make a note that we still don't know the "official" naming convention of these Strix point APUs. Sources have pointed out either 8050 or 9050-series lineup, but a recent leak sort of debunks this!

    There is a possibility that AMD is adopting a completely new naming scheme for the MOBILE SKUs, but not for the desktop "Granite Ridge" ZEN 5 client processors.

    So coming to the leak, a new entry has been spotted on ASUS's webpage, and the said processor SKU has been dubbed as "Ryzen AI 9 HX 170".
    The laptop mentioned on the product page is ASUS's Vivobook S 16, which features the AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 170 CPU, sporting 12 cores which should be based on the Zen 5-core architecture, but we can't confirm this yet.

    The new Ryzen AI 9 HX 170 model number sounds a bit odd though, and we still don't know whether this is an official naming convention to be used by AMD, or someone just made up this entry in the marketing documents for ASUS.

    But there is a possibility this could also be legit. Because we have three numbers mentioned, and they sound similar to Intel's Core Ultra chip nomenclature. And the HX suffix has always been used for high-end mobile chips.

    So it must be something like this, based on guesstimate:

    Ryzen 9 AI HX 170/190
    Ryzen 7 AI HX 150/160

    Ryzen 5 AI HX 130/140

    https://i.imgur.com/swLX7u1.jpeg
    That's a lotta cores! 😱
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  • TechyIT223
    12 cores chip, and it also says AI under the description, so these are most certainly Strix Point processors with the new naming scheme as MM noted.

    😎
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  • Metal Messiah.
    peachpuff said:
    That's a lotta cores! 😱

    Wait till Strix HALO series hit the markets. 16+ cores as the minimum.
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  • Notton
    Personally, I like the Ryzen AI name change.
    It's certainly better than the mess that is going to be 9035/9040/9045/9050
    What were they hoping to do after 9000? 10050/10060?
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  • Metal Messiah.
    I still find the name a bit confusing though. The "170" number could imply quite a few possibilities.
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