AMD’s new processor generation Ryzen 7000 was relatively quiet for a long time. Now new rumors about the CPUs that are traded under the code name Raphael have surfaced on Twitter. Accordingly, the new AMD CPUs could consume far more power than their predecessor models. Similar rumors already exist regarding the new high-end RTX 4000 graphics cards from Nvidia.
The rumors come from the well-known hardware leaker Greymon55 and the well-known HXL. Geymon first posted the supposed specs of the new processor generation:
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Accordingly, he is probably currently aware of two models. One with 16 cores and 32 threads, which needs 170 watts and a second with 12 cores and 24 threads with a TDP of 105 watts. So far, the maximum in the case of the Ryzen 9 5950X with 16 cores is 105 watts. In another Tweet from HXL the Twitter user confirms Greymon’s information and adds a few more details.
According to HXL, the maximum possible power consumption is 230 watts for the 16-core processor. For this we find information about the chip. It is already known that the chips for the new CPUs will be manufactured in the 5nm process. According to HXL, the I/O die responsible for the interfaces is manufactured using the 6nm process. That would make it half the size of the previous generation I/O die.
Ryzen 7000 release window and performance
Greymon55 also wants information on the release date of the new generation. in one Tweet he announces that the mass production of the processors will start in April or early May. When asked by another Twitter user when the release would be, Greymon55 replies that the processors will be available around September:
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At the same time, it has long been certain that the Zen 4 architecture of Ryzen 7000 will come with the new socket AM5. It supports the current RAM generation DDR5 and the PCI Express interface 5.0.
In terms of performance, there are very significant increases in the range of 40 percent, probably also due to the new 3D V-Cache, which should make the Ryzen 7 5800 X3D, which is expected soon, the fastest processor for gamers for the time being. More information about the 5800 X3D can be found here:
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What do you think of the new generation and the possibly increased power consumption? An unavoidable disadvantage of progress or should manufacturers attach greater importance to the highest possible level of efficiency? Your opinion is in demand.