Updated 13/5 02:04 PT
The OpenBenchmarking.org list seems to have disappeared. We will treat this information with a healthy dose of salt until more information is disclosed.
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The Ryzen 7000 processor, which comes with ID 100-000000666-20_Y, has eight Zen 4 cores with simultaneous multithreaded transmission (SMT). We had already seen a Zen 4 chip with a similar ID back in January. Assuming AMD doesn’t rework its Ryzen hierarchy, the octa-core, 16-threaded part should be the Ryzen 7 7800X, the successor to the popular Ryzen 7 5800X. During its keynote speech at CES 2022, AMD annoyed the Ryzen 7000 chip with a gain of all cores above 5 GHz in Hello Infinite.
The Zen 4 chip from the OpenBenchmarking submission is an engineering sample, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive, as the Zen 4 part boasts a 5.21 GHz clock speed. This is higher than each individual chip in AMD’s current mass list. For example, the flagship Ryzen 9 5950X has a clock speed of 4.9 GHz, while the Ryzen 7 5800X reaches a maximum of 4.7 GHz. In addition, Raphael proves what AMD can manage with Zen 4 in TSMC’s 5nm manufacturing process. The Taiwanese foundry claims that the N5 boasts a 30% improvement in energy efficiency or a 15% higher performance with a 1.8X increase in density compared to the 7nm unit used for AMD’s existing Ryzen 5000 range (Vermeer).
It is a pity that the anonymous user did not test the ability of Zen 4 to process. However, one has at least helped to give some credence to the rumor that AMD’s next-generation Ryzen processors may have integrated graphics, specifically RDNA 2. According to the comparison software, the Zen 4 chip has a graphics engine called “GFX1036”, which operates between 1000 MHz to 2000 MHz. The clock speed seems reasonable and there may be little room for improvement. AMD’s Radeon 680M, which powers the Ryzen 6000, reaches 2400 MHz.
As a refresher, AMD uses the GFX1030 series ID to refer to its RDNA 2 graphics engine, such as the Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards (Big Navi) or the iGPU in Ryzen 6000 processors (Rembrandt). Therefore, there is no doubt that GFX1036 belongs to the RDNA 2 family. In addition, according to a Report on Phoronix, AMD recently added the GFX1036 and GFX1037 IP graphics blocks to the RadeonSI Linux driver. The treatment of the GFX1036 and GFX1037 is the same as other AMD products, including Van Gogh’s APU, Navi 24 (Beige Goby) and Rembrandt (Yellow Carp) mobile chips.
The octa-core Zen 4 processor was based on the Splinter-RPL (WS22427N000 BIOS) system, which could be the code name for the AM5 reference platform. Unfortunately, the report only mentions 16 GB of memory. However, various sources have told us that the AM5 platform will only support DDR5 memory, making AM5 a first-class platform, given the high prices for early DDR5 memory kits. Intel, on the other hand, gives consumers a choice between DDR4 and DDR5 with its 12th-generation Alder Lake chips.
AMD’s latest roadmap confirms that the Ryzen 7000 will be here before the end of the year. However, the Dragon Range, which could be Raphael’s mobile version, will not land until 2023.