Executable repairA well-known hardware leaker brings us another piece of information about AMD’s next generation Zen 4 Mainstream processor. Obviously, Ryzen 6000 (reportedly code-named Raphael) may reach 16 cores.
AMD’s Zen 4 microarchitecture has a lot of excitement. First of all, there are rumors that these chips are equipped with TSMC’s leading 5nm process node. Earlier, there were rumors that AMD may add a third small chip to the Ryzen 6000, increasing the number of cores to 24, but ExecutiveFix has eliminated this rumor. However, this may have been wishful thinking from the beginning, as AMD has already provided more cores on mainstream processors than Intel. In addition, it does not make sense for AMD to continue adding more cores, as it will only threaten the chip manufacturer’s Ryzen Threadripper HEDT product line.
Barring any accidents, the Ryzen 9 6950X may become the flagship chip of the Ryzen 6000 series.Logically speaking, the 16-core part will replace the existing Ryzen 9 5950XAlthough we may not see more cores, it is said that Zen 4 will provide us with other improvements in exchange, such as DDR5 Support and four additional PCIe 4.0 lanes to provide more connections. In terms of TDP (Thermal Design Power), Zen 4 is not expected to have higher power requirements than Zen 3. Although the maximum power of the latter is 105W, the maximum TDP of Zen 4 may be 120W, despite the noise of the special edition 170W SKU.
AMD has reserved the AM4 socket for some time, so the chip manufacturer is likely to transition to the AM5 socket in the future. ExecutableFix has provided us with a model Zen 4 can watchIn addition to the stylish IHS (Integrated Heat Sink), it is rumored that the processor will no longer have any pins, because there are rumors that the AM5 socket uses a Land Grid Array (LGA) design, similar to what Intel has done since LGA775 design. However, the new layout does not look very different, so it is possible that the existing AM4 cooling solution will run on the AM5 through the converter kit.
AMD is not in a hurry to launch Zen 4.The company’s Ryzen 5000 (code-named Vermeer) chip based on the Zen 3 core belongs to Best CPU Now on the market.In addition, the chip maker recently revealed a new Zen 3 Ryzen processor with 3D V-Cache Each chip can provide up to 192MB of L3 cache. Therefore, AMD has enough assets to prevent Intel until Zen 4, which may not make its debut until the fourth quarter of 2022.