AMD has shared with partners plans for desktop processors in 2022-2023 - a \"road map\", not intended for the public, appeared on the web.Judging by the presented plan, AMD intends to continue releasing Ryzen 5000, 4000G and 5000G processors under Sunset AM4, and the powerful Ryzen Thredripper 5000 will not get successors until the end of 2023.AMD plans to introduce a new generation of high-performance desktop processors, which will replace the current Ryzen Threadripper 5000, only by the end of 2023.Their name, as well as details about the characteristics, are not specified.According to previous rumors, the new items were codenamed Storm Peak, and will probably go on sale as Ryzen Thredripper 7000.We can assume that these processors will get Zen 4 cores, DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support, and other Ryzen 7000 features.Also, AMD will continue to produce and sell Ryzen 5000 and 5000X3D processors in parallel with the new Ryzen 7000 at least until the end of 2023.Also, AMD's slide confirms that the company is preparing Ryzen 7000X3D processors, which will be equipped with additional 3D V-Cache.Note that Ryzen 7 5800X3D is currently the only desktop processor with extended 3D V-Cache.And it is one of the company's fastest solutions for gaming, overtaking in some cases even the newly released Ryzen 7000.So maybe the release of Ryzen 7000X3D processors will allow AMD to strengthen its position in the gaming area.Finally, AMD plans to update Ryzen G-series desktop hybrid processors, which feature quite productive integrated graphics, by the end of 2023.They will probably join the Ryzen 7000G series and offer a combination of Zen 4 cores and RDNA 2 or RDNA 3 graphics.At the same time AMD will continue to produce the current desktop hybrid Ryzen 4000G and 5000G processors, even after the release of new products.Thus it turns out that at least until the end of 2023, the Socket AM4 platform will not lose relevance.
According to Geekbench, the Ryzen 9 7900X is a third faster than its predecessor
Performance data for the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X 12-core processor has appeared in the Geekbench 5 synthetic test database.It remained the only chip in the new Ryzen 7000 line of processors for which no independent performance tests were published in this benchmark.Earlier leaks confirmed the performance of the six-core Ryzen 5 7600X, the eight-core Ryzen 7 7700X and the flagship 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X.Image source: WccftechThe Ryzen 9 7900X has a base frequency of 4.7 GHz.On one of the eight cores, it can automatically overclock to 5.6 GHz.The chip has a claimed TDP of 170W, 76 MB of cache memory (64 MB of L3 and 12 MB of L2) and supports 24 virtual threads. Image source: GeekBenchThe processor was tested with Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master motherboard equipped with 32 GB of DDR5 memory.The chip scored 2167 points in single-core test and 18,622 points in multi-core test.Novelty on Zen 4 architecture was 30% faster in single threaded and 33% faster in multi-threaded tests than its predecessor, Ryzen 9 5900X.In comparison with Core i9-12900K new AMD chip was also faster.Intel's still current 16-core flagship scored 1,901 and 17,272 points in the same tests, respectively.Compared to engineering samples Core i7-13700K and Core i9-13900, Ryzen 9 7900X processor is faster in single threaded performance, but inferior in multi-threaded performance.Comparison table for single threaded performanceAmd Ryzen 7000 processors and motherboards for new Socket AM5 platform on senior AMD X670E and X670 chipsets will go on sale September 27.
Ryzen 9 7950X results hit the Geekbench database, and they are worse than the engineering Core i9-13900K
Geekbench synthetic test database has posted performance test results for the flagship 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X processor.Previously reported performance in the same benchmark of the junior six-core Ryzen 5 7600X model.Image source: AMDRyzen 9 7950X was tested on ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme motherboard paired with 32GB of DDR5-6000 RAM.As part of the test, the processor automatically overclocked to 5759 MHz, just above the manufacturer's claimed 5.7 GHz.Ryzen 9 7950X has 16 physical cores with support for 32 virtual threads.The same number of cores have still current flagship processors AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and Intel Core i9-12900K.At the same time the new AMD chip has fewer cores than the future flagship Core i9-13900K processor.The latter will be equipped with 24 physical cores, but 16 of them are energy efficient and do not support Hyper-Threading.Ryzen 9 7950X specifications.Source: Geekbanksh In the single-core performance test, the Ryzen 9 7950X scored 2,217 points.This is just below the result announced by AMD itself (pictured below).Multi-core performance index of the chip is 24,396 points.AMD declared Ryzen 7000 processor performanceMost models of future Intel Core 13th generation processors have already been tested in this benchmark (though, as engineering and qualification samples), the results of new AMD product can be compared with them.Ryzen 9 7950X performance.Source: GeekbenchThe most recent entry in the Geekbench 5 database shows single-core performance of the Intel Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake series is 4.4 percent better.The multi-core performance of the Intel chip is 8.8 percent higher than the Ryzen 9 7950X.At the same time, the new AMD processor is 31 and 47.8% faster in single-threaded and multi-threaded tasks than the Ryzen 9 5950X, and 14.5% and 41.2% faster in the same tests than the Core i9-12900K.Image source: VideoCardzIt should be recalled again that only engineering and qualification samples of 13th generation Intel Core processors took part in Geekbench tests.This means that their final performance figure may differ from the performance of the off-the-shelf consumer variants.
AMD revealed plans: Ryzen 7000 with 3D cache, Threadripper on Zen 4 and all-new Zen 5
At last night's \"together we advance_PCs\" event, where AMD presented the Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors, some details about the company's future plans were revealed.In particular, the next architecture after Zen 4, Zen 5 will come to the market in 2024.As for the near future, the next big processor announcement from AMD is scheduled for next year - the beginning of next year, the company intends to present a family of mobile Ryzen 7000 processors based on the Zen 4 microarchitecture.Moreover, Mark Papermaster, AMD's technical director, promised during his speech that the Ryzen 7000 processors with additional 3D-cache chip (V-Cache), such as Ryzen 7 5800X3D, will be presented in the future.On the other hand, he refused to give a definite date for Zen 4 server versions with 3D V-Cache technology, but the timing was more definite: these processors will appear in early 2023.At the same time should go and designed for high-density servers processors EPYC Bergamo with Zen 4c-core - these chips, recall, will receive up to 128 cores, while the usual EPYC Genoa with the traditional architecture Zen 4 will be limited to 96 cores.Also AMD representatives mentioned the family of processors Ryzen Threadripper.According to David McAfee, vice president and general manager of customer channels, AMD is looking very closely at releasing Ryzen Threadripper processors on the Zen 4 architecture.However, due to changes in demand patterns and supply chains, we can only talk about variants \"without maximum configurations like Threadripper Pro, but with a broader lineup.\"In addition, David McAfee promised that the Ryzen 7000 desktop processor family will not be limited to four models and will expand.Additional processor models, covering a wider range of price categories, will be released early next year.As for the more distant prospects, the next to Zen 4 architecture Zen 5 is planned by AMD at the end of 2024, the processors based on it will be produced on the 4-nm process technology.According to Papermaster, Zen 5 is a \"complete redesign of the core with further optimizations for AI tasks.\"Along the way, AMD representatives have promised that the new platform Socket AM5, which comes out with the Ryzen 7000 processors, will remain relevant at least until 2025.And this means that motherboards with socket AM5 will support not only Ryzen 7000, but also promising Ryzen processors based on Zen 5 architecture.
AMD introduced $700 Ryzen 9 7950X and other cheaper Ryzen 7000: sales start September 27
AMD has officially introduced the Ryzen 7000 family of desktop processors.It includes four models with 6, 8, 12 and 16 cores with the new Zen 4 architecture.Their sales will start on September 27.Ryzen 7000 processor family includes four models:Ryzen 9 7950X: 16 cores, 4.5-5.7 GHz, 64 Mbytes L3-cache, 170 W TDP, price - $699;Ryzen 9 7900X: 12 cores, 4.7-5.6 GHz, 64 Mbytes L3-cache, 170 W TDP, price - $549;Ryzen 77700X: 8 cores, 4.5-5.4 GHz, 32 Mbytes L3-cache, 105 W TDP, price - $399;Ryzen 5 7600X: 6 cores, 4.7-5.3 GHz, 32 Mbytes L3-cache, 105 W TDP, price - $299.The main advantage of the new family over the Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors AMD calls increased performance.According to the official data, the Zen 4 microarchitecture provides a 13 percent increase in IPC (specific performance per clock), plus an additional boost in performance gives the clock speed.It has increased up to 5.7 GHz in single threaded mode, which is 800 MHz higher than the maximum frequency of the Ryzen 5000 series.During the presentation AMD said that the older model in the family, Ryzen 9 7950X, is faster than the previous flagship processor, Ryzen 9 5950X, by an average of 40% in demanding applications for creating and processing digital content and 21% - in modern games (at 1080p resolution).Besides this AMD promises superiority in performance of its new 16-core flagship and over Core i9-12900K.According to the company's own tests Ryzen 9 7950X beats it by about 45% in content creation applications and about 9% - in games.Separately it was mentioned that even the junior model in the family - six-core Ryzen 5 7600X - has an average of 5% better gaming performance compared to the competitor's older processor.AMD also paid attention to energy efficiency of new products.The Ryzen 9 7950X is said to be 62% more energy efficient than the Ryzen 9 5950X for equal performance.And when power consumption of these processors is equalized, Ryzen 9 7950X is 49% faster.If we compare with Core i9-12900K, the claimed superiority of 16-core novelty in energy efficiency is up to 47%.Recall, the underlying Ryzen 7000 microarchitecture Zen 4 is a sequential upgrade of Zen 3.As part of it, the main eight-core CCD chip Zen 4 moved to the TSMC N5 process, which allowed AMD to increase its silicon budget to 6.57 billion transistors (versus 4.15 billion in Zen 3).The additional transistors were aimed at doubling the L2 cache size to 1 Mbyte per core, as well as a 1.5-fold expansion of the microoperations cache and implementation of AVX-512 instruction set support (VNNI).Also significant improvements in Zen 4 were made in the input part of the execution pipeline - the bottleneck in the Zen 3 architecture.This, according to AMD estimates, is what provided the lion's share of the 13 percent increase in IPC.Changes have also affected the Ryzen 7000 IO-chip.Its production is switched to TSMC N6 technology, and now it supports PCIe 5.0 bus and DDR5 memory, and has an integrated graphics core with RDNA2 architecture.Because of these changes, as well as increased power consumption limits, Ryzen 7000 processors need new motherboards with Socket AM5 processor socket, which can provide up to 230W of power.All four Ryzen 7000 processors will go on sale September 27 with Socket AM5 motherboards based on the flagship X670 and X670E (Extreme) chipsets.Mid-range chipsets based on B650E and B650 should be expected on the shelves in October.Along with that, memory vendors will release DDR5 SDRAM kits up to 6400 MHz, optimized for Ryzen 7000 and with support for EXPO timings profiles.
Upcoming night is AMD's presentation to unveil Ryzen 7000 on Zen 4
Less than 24 hours to go until AMD's event to unveil its next generation desktop processors, the Ryzen 7000 series chips.The novelties will offer a new architecture, will use a completely new platform, and a lot of other advantages.The presentation will be held this coming night, beginning at 2:00 Moscow time on August 30.You can follow the event via official AMD YouTube channel.AMD company has already announced some details about the upcoming products in May.It is known that Ryzen 7000 processors will be based on a new Zen 4 architecture, and their chips with cores will be made by 5-nm process technology.Yes, new items will inherit the layout of several crystals from their predecessors.Separate chip with I/O interfaces will be produced by 6-nm processor.From previous AMD announcements we know that architectural changes will provide IPC (instructions executed per clock) increment only by 8-10%.But thanks to transition from 7nm to 5nm process technology was able to significantly increase clock speeds.AMD itself promised that Ryzen 7000 will be able to automatically overclock above 5.5 GHz.Obviously, we are talking about dynamic overclocking of individual cores, but still the level is impressive.And the rumors were pointing at 5.7 GHz.As a result, single-core performance should increase by more than 15%, and overall performance (multi-core) will increase by more than 35%.And AMD also promised a significant improvement in terms of power efficiency - the increase in performance per watt will be more than 25%.At the same time, the TDP level will be up to 170 W, which is noticeably higher than the previous maximum 125 W.AMD is expected to unveil only four models.These will be the 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X, the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X, the eight-core Ryzen 7 7700X and the six-core Ryzen 5 7600X.Of course, SMT (two threads per core) support will be provided in all cases.It is also reported to support AVX-512 instructions.A notable feature of the new generation of AMD Ryzen will be the presence of integrated graphics in all desktop models - previously it was only in the desktop chips Ryzen G-series.There will be applied graphics on RDNA 2 architecture.Another important difference Ryzen 7000 from its predecessors will be the fact that they will work with a completely new CPU socket AM5.This is a LGA socket with 1718 pins.New socket allows to support the latest DDR5 RAM, as well as PCIe 5.0 interface for both graphics card and M.2 SSD.AMD has introduced three chipsets for new motherboards with Socket AM5: the flagship X670E, the powerful X670 and the average B650.AMD partner manufacturers have already introduced many different motherboards for the upcoming Ryzen 7000.By the way, new CPU socket will be compatible with most coolers for Socket AM4.
AMD will release 4nm mobile processors with Zen 4 and RDNA 3 next year, and Zen 5 and RDNA 3+ cores in 2024
At an analyst event, AMD shared plans for various areas, including mobile processors.The company named code names for future generations of processors, outlined their release dates, processors and architectures for both processor components and graphics. At the moment, the most advanced AMD mobile processors are representatives of the Ryzen 6000 Rembrandt family.They combine the processor core Zen 3 + and integrated graphics RDNA 2.These chips are made by 6-nm process technology.Sometime next year, AMD intends to release a 4-nm mobile chips Phoenix Point, consisting of several chips, combining the new processor architecture Zen 4, as well as the new graphics RDNA 3.In addition these chips will be equipped with the Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE).Details about its features and capabilities is not available now, but it is known that its creation is the responsibility of Xilinx, recently acquired by AMD.It is noted only that AIE will get a scalable architecture with local memory, and will be able to offer high performance and efficiency in the work with AI and signal processing. And by the end of 2024 AMD plans to release Strix Point mobile processors, which will combine the Zen 5 architecture and integrated RDNA 3+ graphics.The latter will apparently not differ much from RDNA 3, probably offering better performance per watt.These processors will also get a dedicated AI engine from Xilinx.The Strix Point manufacturing process is not specified, but it is noted that it will be more advanced than the 4nm.
AMD talked about consumer processors with Zen 5 architecture and mentioned 3nm technology
At an event for financial analysts, AMD not only talked about the innovations and performance levels Zen 4 processors, but also looked ahead to a more distant future with Zen 5 processors expected to be released by the end of 2024, including a new 3nm processor architecture.Source image: AMDThe enlarged picture of AMD plans on processor architectures development was revealed by the company's technical director Mark Papermaster.First of all, the Zen 4 and Zen 5 architecture processor families will also include models with 3D V-Cache memory.Since this slide makes no distinction between client and server processor architectures, Zen 4c and Zen 5c architecture carriers are also placed in line with the rest.Logically, they should be offered in the server segment, offering processors optimized in terms of specific performance for servers with a high density layout.Image source: AMDIt is noteworthy that the processors of Zen 4 generation will be available in both 5-nm and 4-nm technology.For the Zen 5 generation, a combination of 4nm and 3nm technology will be relevant.Whether it will manifest itself as part of specific models, or lithography steps will replace each other sequentially during the lifecycle of the processors, is not specified.In principle, the chip layout allows for both options.The debut of the Zen 5 architecture is tied to 2024.It is reported to be a new architecture from an evolutionary perspective that will offer new optimizations for artificial intelligence and machine learning systems.Both performance and energy efficiency will be improved.Image source: AMDIn the press release for the analyst event, AMD mentions the code names of the future generations of processors.So, in the mobile segment, Phoenix Point 4nm processors combining Zen 4 computing architecture and RDNA 3 graphics will debut in 2023.In 2024, they are expected to give way to Strix Point processors with Zen 5 architecture and integrated RDNA 3+ graphics.As it is specified, Phoenix Point processors will use chipset layout, which AMD has neglected until now in the mobile segment.Technological process of Phoenix Point components production is not specified, but it is marked that it will be more advanced than the 4-nm.Image source: AMDIn desktop segment processors should be replaced by Granite Ridge processors with Zen 4 architecture, but their announcing dates are not specified.It is clear only that they will come out before the end of 2024.As part of the architecture Zen 4 will be presented before the 5nm Ryzen Threadripper family processors.Moreover, Ryzen 7000 family will include models with 3D V-Cache memory.
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