In addition to Nintendo, AMD’s chip solutions have been used in games from SONY, Microsoft and Valve.
According to MLID, AMD is working on a new console chip, and from the specs that have surfaced, it looks like they’re targeting the next generation Steam Deck.
The new U processor is based on the Zen 4 architecture, 4-core 8-thread design, and the GPU part is upgraded to RDNA3, so it is AMD’s 4nm mobile APU product, code-named “Phoenix Point”.
The Steam Deck handheld console that has been sold at present adopts THE low power APU of AMD’s customized Van Gogh family, with Zen 2 CPU architecture and RDNA2 GPU. The chip paper performance is roughly equivalent to that of Rayon 3 Pro 4450U+MX450, which can run the latest AAA game smoothly.
According to AMD, THE RDNA3 outperforms the RDNA2 by more than 50% per watt.