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 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.
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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