AMD ensures its new CPU and GPU will still be released in 2022 despite the global shortage of chips. In the Q2 2021 investor call, AMD CEO Lisa Su stated that the Zen 4 and RDNA 3 processors will still be released in 2022. “We are still on the original plan for the next generation in 2022. Including Zen processors made with 5nm process technology and our RDNA 3 GPU,” said Lisa Su.
It’s just that Lisa Su did not specifically mention the release time. However, rumors are circulating that the two new products will be released in the fourth quarter of 2022. Both will be released simultaneously or at least in close proximity.
Zen 4 Has The Code “Raphael”
Zen 4 will be used in the Ryzen 6000 desktop processor series and has the Raphael code. This processor is predicted to have a maximum number of cores of 16, not 24 as previously predicted. However, AMD previously provided a leak if the number of its core will exceed 16.
Raphael was created using processors manufacturing 5nm from TSMC. Using the AM5 socket and no longer using the pin grid array (PGA) design as used in previous AMD processors. AMD will use a land grid array (LGA) design. However, the size of the processor chip will be the same as the previous AMD processor. For example with the socket AM4, which is 40mm x 40mm. With the same size, a cooling system compatible with the socket AM4 should work on the AM5. Even though you have to use a converter, as quoted from Techspot.
Zen 4 is claimed to have 25% higher instruction per cycle (IPC) compared to Zen 3. Meanwhile, the maximum speed is around 5GHz and supports DDR5 and PCIe 5.0. It is also estimated that the RDNA 3 GPU will use a 5nm processor from TSMC. The increase in performance is likely similar to the increase from RDNA to RDNA 2, which is 50%.
The Navi 31 GPU, which is the flagship product of RDNA 3, reportedly has more than 15 thousand cores. The performance is also tripled compared to the Navi 21. With such improvements (if true), the Zen 4 and RDNA 3 are attractive products. Because it has a significant increase.