An AMD Zen 5 CPU Breaks Cover With A Radeon RX 7900 Riding Shotgun But Is It Real?
The Einstein@Home listing shows the full spec sheet of an anonymously owned computer featuring an AMD engineering sample. The description of the sample starts with a long string of numbers followed by this nomenclature “Family 26 Model 64 Stepping 0”. According to BenchLeaks, the “Family 26” nomenclature specifically highlights the potential of this being a Zen 5 CPU, since previous numbers (such as 25) were used for previous Zen architectures.
The listing also highlighted a few of the chip’s core specifications, including the existence of 16 cores on the chip, and a memory cache of 1024KB. Other system specs shown include 31.22GB of usable memory and the use of a Radeon RX 7900 GPU — which could be a typo for an RX 7900 XT or it could be a new SKU altogether.
AMD Eng Sample: 100-000001290-11_N— Benchleaks (@BenchLeaks) June 7, 2023
AuthenticAMD Family 26 Model 64 Stepping 0https://t.co/cgKkiQNLQT
AMD Eng Sample: 100-000001290-11_N
Radeon RX 7900 GRE 16 GBhttps://t.co/pvjbZ0wA1f
*IF* these results are real, these are Zen 5 CPUs (Family 25 was used for Zen 3 and 4)
As a result, Ryzen 8000 chips could have a monstrous performance uplift over current Ryzen 7000 CPUs, due to these two factors alone. The addition of efficiency cores particularly should increase multi-core performance substantially, if AMD goes for similar core configurations compared to Intel.
Incidentally, AMD also released a new Ryzen 8000 roadmap just a few days ago, giving us some more details about its Zen 5 CPU. Some of these details include the integration of Navi 3.5 GPUs into Ryzen 8000 chips, and that these chips will be available between the 65W and 170W power bands similar to most Ryzen 7000 CPUs. Plus, AMD also confirmed that Ryzen 8000 will work on the AM5 platform to no one’s surprise.