AMD has confirmed that it plans to launch three Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 products, which will include Raphael for desktops, Dragon Range for high-end laptops and Phoenix for lightweight gaming laptops.

AMD confirms that the Ryzen 7000 series will include desktops and laptops powered by Zen 4 “Raphael”, “Dragon Range” and Phoenix “APU”

During its financial results for the first quarter of 2022, AMD provided its latest roadmap, which provides an update to its roadmap plans for 2022-2023. It seems that the nuclear architecture of AMD Zen 4 will play a crucial role in powering not just one, but at least three client platforms, including Raphael for enthusiast desktops, Dragon Range for Extreme Gaming laptops and Phoenix for Thin & Light laptops.

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AMD has confirmed its Zen 4-powered Ryzen 7000 series, which includes Raphael, Dragon Range and Phoenix laptop APUs. (Images: TechTechPotato)

AMD Zen 4 Raphael processors for desktop enthusiasts in 2022

The first platform to receive AMD Zen 4 treatment will be Raphael. The 5nm Zen 4-powered chips will target the enthusiast desktop segment, based around the brand new AM5 platform, which offers both DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 functionality and with TDPs starting at 65W and above. The Raphael desktop CPU platform is expected to be launched in 2H 2022. More about the AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ processors here.

Expected features of AMD Ryzen ‘Zen 4 desktop processor:

  • Brand new Zen 4 CPU cores (IPC / Architectural enhancements)
  • Brand new TSMC 5nm process node with 6nm IOD
  • Support for AM5 platform with LGA1718 socket
  • Dual channel DDR5 memory support
  • 28 PCIe lines (exclusive CPU)
  • 65-120W TDP (upper limit range ~ 170W)

Comparison of generations of AMD’s main desktop processors:

AMD processor family Code name Processor process Processors Cores / threads (max.) TDP Platform Platform chipset Memory support PCIe support Startup
Ryzen 1000 Summit Ridge 14nm (Zen 1) 8/16 95W AM4 300 series DDR4-2677 Gen 3.0 2017
Ryzen 2000 Pinnacle Ridge 12nm (zen +) 8/16 105W AM4 400 series DDR4-2933 Gen 3.0 2018
Ryzen 3000 Matisse 7nm (Zen 2) 16/32 105W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2019
Ryzen 5000 Vermeer 7nm (Zen 3) 16/32 105W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2020
Ryzen 5000 3D Warhol? 7nm (Zen 3D) 8/16 105W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 Raphael 5nm (Zen 4) 16/32? 105-170W AM5 600 series DDR5-5200 Gen 5.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 3D Raphael 5nm (Zen 4) 16/32? 105-170W AM5 600 series DDR5-5200 Gen 5.0 2023
Ryzen 8000 The granite ridge 3nm (Zen 5)? TBA TBA AM5 700 series? DDR5-5600? Gen 5.0 2024-2025?

APU AMD Zen 4 Powered Dragon for laptops for extreme games in 2023

A brand new Zen 4 product was confirmed today and it is the Dragon Range. It looks like the new Dragon Range APU range will target Extreme Gaming laptops over 20mm in size, and based on what AMD said, they will bring the highest core, thread and cache to a mobile gaming processor. They will also include the fastest builder and the performance of mobile computers. The new Dragon Range range will also be compatible with DDR5 and PCIe 5 and will include SKUs over the 55W range.

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Prior to the Dragon Range, there were rumors that AMD would introduce its Raphael-H range, which would be based on the same matrix as Raphael for desktops, but aimed at high-performance laptops with higher cores, thread and cache. It is expected to include up to 16 cores, which will be AMD’s direct response to parts of the Intel Alder Lake-HX, which have a hybrid 8 + 8 design for up to 16 cores.

AMD Zen 4 APU Phoenix for thin and light gaming laptops in 2023

Finally, AMD has confirmed its Phoenix APU range, which will use both Zen 4 and RDNA 3 cores. Phoenix’s new APUs will support LPDDR5 and PCIe 5 and will be available in SKUs ranging from 35W to 45W. The range is also expected to launch in 2023 and most likely at CES 2023. AMD has also indicated that laptop parts may include memory technologies in addition to LPDDR5 and DDR5.

Based on earlier specifications, it appears that the Phoenix Ryzen 7000 APU can still carry up to 8 cores and 16 threads with more cores, exclusively for Dragon Range chips. However, Phoenix APUs will have a higher number of CUs for the graphics core, increasing performance with a huge margin over everything the competition has to offer.

All three parts will be branded as the Ryzen 7000 series. At the moment, this is all we know so far, but more details can be expected from AMD at Computex 2022.

AMD Ryzen H-Series Mobility Processors:

Processor last name AMD Raphael H-Series AMD Phoenix H-Series AMD Rembrandt H-Series AMD Cezanne-H series AMD Renoir H-Series AMD Picasso H-Series AMD Raven Ridge H-Series
Family brand AMD Ryzen 7000 (H-series) AMD Ryzen 7000 (H-series) AMD Ryzen 6000 (H-series) AMD Ryzen 5000 (H-series) AMD Ryzen 4000 (H-series) AMD Ryzen 3000 (H-series) AMD Ryzen 2000 (H-Series)
Process node 5nm 5nm 6nm 7nm 7nm 12nm 14nm
Processor core architecture Zen 4 Zen 4 Zen 3+ Zen 3 Zen 2 Zen + Zen 1
CPU cores / threads (max.) 16/32? 8/16? 8/16 8/16 8/16 4/8 4/8
L2 cache (max.) 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 2 MB 2 MB
L3 cache (max.) 32 MB 16 MB 16 MB 16 MB 8 MB 4 MB 4 MB
Max. CPU clock speeds TBA TBA TBA 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 RDNA 2 6nm iGPU RDNA 2 6nm iGPU RDNA 2 6nm iGPU Vega Enhanced 7nm Vega Enhanced 7nm Vega 14nm Vega 14nm
Max. GPU cores TBA TBA TBA 8 CU (512 cores) 8 CU (512 cores) 10 CU (640 cores) 11 CU (704 cores)
Maximum GPU hours TBA TBA TBA 2100 MHz 1750 MHz 1400 MHz 1300 MHz
TDP (cTDP down / up) 35W-45W (65W cTDP) 35W-45W (65W cTDP) 35W-45W (65W cTDP) 35W -54W (54W cTDP) 35W-45W (65W cTDP) 12-35W (35W cTDP) 35W-45W (65W cTDP)
Startup Q1 2023? Q1 2023? Q1 2022? Q1 2021 Q2 2020 Q1 2019 Q4 2018

News source: TechTechPotato


AMD Confirms Zen 4 Powered Ryzen 7000 Raphael CPUs For Desktops In 2022, Dragon Range & Phoenix APUs For Laptops In 2023

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