Now a “2022 launch” has 12 months to spare, and during that time a lot can happen along the way that could advance or delay AMD’s intentions. For example, they might run into design or supply chain issues that would cause them to delay the launch, or maybe if things go very well, pressure from Intel on the CPU or NVIDIA on the GPU. . left in the embarrassment. As we said, a year is a long time and a 2022 release date is too ambiguous.
AMD’s Zen 4 at 5nm and RDNA 3 architectures on track
AMD Zen 4 and RDNA 3 architectures will lay the foundation for the manufacturer’s next-generation CPUs and GPUs; AMD will use these two IPs to power its Ryzen and Radeon lineup in 2022, which means it’s going to be a year full of manufacturer releases in red which will make things very difficult for Intel and NVIDIA, or at least that’s what. we are all waiting. Also, to make things more interesting, AMD will have not one but two new Ryzen processor families in 2022, one based on Zen 3 with 3D V-Cache and another based on Zen 4 known as Raphael.
As for the AMD GPU family, we can expect the series Radeon RX7000 The next-generation technology delivers a level of performance never seen before, in part because it will be the industry’s first gaming chip to feature an MCM (Multi-Chip Module) design.
That said, AMD has also claimed that supply restrictions will continue until 2021 and that things will ease precisely in early 2022. Either way, AMD believes it can grow significantly in the second half of the year. 2022, which could indicate that Zen 4 and / or the launch of RDNA 3 could come earlier, in the first half of next year. AMD also noted that it has started to market its accelerator based on the next-generation CDNA 2 architecture Instinct MI200.
Everything we know about the upcoming AMD Zen 4 “Raphael” processors
Next-generation Zen 4-based Ryzen desktop processors will be codenamed Raphael and replace the Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 processors named Vermeer. Based on the information currently available to us, Raphael processors will be based on the Zen 4 base architecture manufactured at 5nm and will include 6nm I / O arrays in a design of chips. AMD has hinted that it will increase the core count of its next-gen mainstream desktop processors, so we can expect a slight increase from the current maximum of 16 cores and 32 threads.
Rumors suggest that the Zen 4 architecture will provide a 25% increase in CPI about Zen 3 and that they will reach clock speeds of around 5 GHz, although it is true that these are just rumors and that there is no confirmed information or leak for the contrast.
Raphael processors should also feature RDNA 2 integrated graphics, which means that just like Intel’s flagship line of desktops, AMD’s flagship line will also feature iGPUs. As for the platform itself, AMD will launch the new AM5 socket that will support DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 memory, just like Intel with Alder Lake.
Zen 4-based Ryzen Raphael processors aren’t expected until late 2022, so there’s still plenty of time to launch, and as we’ve said before, a lot can happen by then. Indeed, it is expected that Raphael competes with Raptor Lake
Everything we know about the RDNA 3 architecture
The AMD Radeon RX 7000 Series line of gaming graphics cards based on the RDNA 3 architecture will feature Navi 3X GPUs and we’ve seen some leaks in these key chips so far. These included Ships 31, Ships 32 y Ships 33, and the entire RDNA 3 GPU family is expected to use TSMC’s 5nm compute node and take advantage of the latest packaging technologies such as design by MCM chips we’ve seen in Ryzen desktop processors.
AMD also talked about their next-gen GPUs, but they didn’t say anything beyond their development team being extremely happy with the results (performance per watt and overall performance gain).
The most recent rumors have indicated that the flagship GPU, Navi 31, will host 60 WGP with over 15,000 cores and have a performance increase that is three times that of the Navi 21 GPU. It has also been reported that the Navi 33 The GPU will offer 80 compute units with 5,120 cores and more performance than the current Radeon RX 6900 XT. AMD has already patented a chip solution from active bridge for its new generation GPUs which come with an integrated cache and interconnect the multiple matrices presented on the Navi 3X (RDNA 3) GPUs.
AMD’s next-generation RDNA 3 line of graphics cards will, in theory, compete with NVIDIA’s Ada Lovelace generation. We shouldn’t have more official information on this until the end of 2022, as AMD confirmed today.