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The Zen 3 family of Ryzen 5000 processors have been on the market for roughly a year, and Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake processors are quickly breathing down AMD's neck. But where AMD goes from here is not as simple as moving to Zen 4 architecture and calling it a day. Instead, AMD is taking a multi-pronged approach with its next-generation consumer processors. The ever-reliable Twitter leaker Greymon55 recently broke the news that AMD's Rembrandt chips have already entered mass production, which bodes well for the company's next family of processors. According to previous reports, these Rembrandt (Zen 3+) processors will fall under the Ryzen 6000 family and replace AMD's Ryzen 5000 "Cezanne"... Read more...
Leaked documents arising from the recent Gigabyte security breach is the gift that keeps on giving. Not that we condone such actions in the slightest, but now that there are interesting tidbits about unreleased products out in the wild, we can't bury our heads in the sand, either. And so with that said, the leaked documents seemingly confirm a previous rumor suggesting all of AMD's next-generation Zen 4 CPUs will have integrated graphics. This is outlined in yet another published document from when hackers pilfered Gigabyte's servers, who then tried extort a ransom from the company. Those efforts were apparently unsuccessful, as the hackers proceeded to publish a trove of stolen data online,... Read more...
AMD has not exactly been shy about mentioning its upcoming Zen 4 architecture, or even providing some high level details on occasion. For example, we know it is has been designed on a 5-nanometer manufacturing process, and is on the roadmap for a 2022 debut. But AMD certainly knows more than it typically shares, and some additional details have seemingly been confirmed in a recently leaked document. Leaks and rumors should typically not be viewed as confirmed information. In this case, however, the documents appear to come from AMD, and were made public after hackers infiltrated Gigabyte, stole some data, and tried to extort a ransom from the company. It does not appear as though Gigabyte paid... Read more...
AMD's next round of server processors are going to be EPYC beasts, if recently leaked documents end up being legitimate. These supposedly official documents outline some of the characteristics of AMD's next-gen EPYC processors based on its upcoming Zen 4 architecture, including the SP5 socket design they will slip into, and the possible max core count. As things currently stand, AMD's EPYC 7003 series based on Zen 3 (codenamed Milan) scale to 64 cores and 128 threads of raw compute muscle. That is the core and thread configuration found on the company's EPYC 7713/7713P and 7763 processors, with boost clocks maxing out at 3.675GHz for the former and 3.5GHz for the latter. Looking ahead to AMD's... Read more...
The end of the road for AMD's current AM4 socket is finally afoot, with an AM5 socket being prepped for the eventual release of Zen 4. Kudos to AMD for sticking with AM4 for so long. As Zen 4 comes into view, however, more attention will be paid to the upcoming socket, and as such, some nifty AM5 renders are making the rounds on the web. These are not official renders from AMD, but they could be accurate all the same (time will tell). They were published on Twitter by @ExecuFix (ExecutableFix), one of a handful of prominent leakers that we follow. He posted three renders in all, two of which show the socket's lid clamped down on a CPU, and one with it opened and the retention arm stretched out.... Read more...
Most people would agree that AMD has done a fantastic job under the guidance of Dr. Lisa Su, who navigated the company into Zen and RDNA waters, the two major architectures that underpin its modern CPUs and GPUs. Having once again established itself as a relevant force in the high-end space, AMD is looking to keep the pedal firmly pushed to the metal, and is on track to launch Zen 4 and RDNA 3 next year. Next year is going to be interesting indeed. Bear in mind that rival Intel is getting ready to release its Alder Lake lineup this year, with supporting platforms (like the 600 series chipset) supporting DDR5 memory and PCI Express 5.0. Some of the early leaks surrounding Alder Lake suggest it... Read more...
AMD has been somewhat aggressive in pushing more cores and threads into the consumer segment. As it stands, the technically 'mainstream' Ryzen 9 5950X serves up a generous 16 cores and 32 threads, which not too long ago was the exclusive domain of high end desktop (HEDT) silicon like Threadripper and server silicon. Will Zen 4 see even higher core and thread counts? Probably not. We're not looking to burst anyone's bubble, but leaks from historically reliable sources suggest that Zen 4 will top out at 16 cores and 32 threads, just like Zen 3. That was not necessarily a given, since we are not talking about a refresh, but an actual new architecture with some big changes coming, like support for... Read more...
Bergamo is a city in Italy, located northeast of Milan. It might also be the codename for an upcoming 128-core/256-thread EPYC server processor based on AMD's Zen 4 architecture, if the latest rumor is to be believed. If true, the chip would represent a spirited attempt by AMD to claim more data center market share from rival Intel. Does it actually exist, though? Well, not right at this moment. It might be on AMD's internal roadmap, though, destined to arrive sometime after Genoa (also Zen 4) and before Turan (Zen 5). Or perhaps it was planned or discussed at some point, but then AMD later decided to shelve those plans, at least for the time being. That's the problem with leaks and rumors—sifting... Read more...
AMD has been on a hot streak in the processor market since it introduced its first-generation Zen architecture in 2017. Its most recent iteration, Zen 3, is available across consumer (Ryzen), workstation (Threadripper), and enterprise (EPYC) product families, topping out at 64 cores for the latter two. AMD has delivered the goods on performance with its Zen families, but it has also offered more cores than Intel's competing Core and Xeon counterparts. Now, new rumors allege that AMD is on track to deliver another big performance boost with Zen 4, along with a leap in core counts. It's now alleged that at least one variant of the Zen 4 architecture will feature a stunning 128 cores, which would... Read more...
AMD made quite the splash during its keynote at Computex 2021. In addition to launching a new Radeon RX 6000M mobile series based on its RDNA 2 graphics architecture, the biggest surprise came in regards to its processors, and not just what it had to say about Zen 4. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su revealed a new stacked 3D vertical cache design that promises to deliver big gains in gaming performance, starting with Zen 3. What this essentially boils down to is a combination of chiplet packaging, which AMD introduced to its Zen lineup in 2019, and 3D stacking, in collaboration with manufacturing partner TSMC. Dr. Su says 3D chip stacking will drive the future of high performance computing, though more immediately,... Read more...
As we fast approach the launch of Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake-S desktop processor platform, memory manufacturers are becoming a bit more comfortable talking about their DDR5 product portfolio. One such company is XPG, which today announced its new Caster DDR5 memory family, which will launch during Q3 2021. According to XPG, Caster modules will be available in either a standard gray/black finish or with RGB flourishes for those who want to show off their gaming rig's internals. In addition, the modules will be available in 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB configurations. With the launch of DDR5 memory, 32GB modules will become commonplace for enthusiasts, meaning that your typical consumer motherboard... Read more...
AMD and Intel are in a dogfight in the CPU space, both for the performance crown and market share. It actually was not much of fight before Zen arrived a few years ago. As we look ahead to Zen 4, AMD is highly competitive again (reminiscent of the early Athlon 64 days, but even more so now), and could maintain the overall performance lead for at least another generation if the latest leak is true. Nothing is certain of course, and Intel is not exactly standing pat—it has Alder Lake-S on the horizon, which will combine high performance cores with power efficient cores in the same package. Alder Lake-S will also introduce consumer support for PCI Express 5.0 whereas Zen 4 is rumored to stick... Read more...
Much has been made of next-generation platforms on the horizon from AMD and Intel. Both are planning to embrace DDR5 memory, the former with its Zen 4 platform and the latter with Alder Lake-S. Along with supporting new features and technologies. Zen 4 and Alder Lake-S will introduce new socket designs, and leaked images and renders allow us to compare the two. It's expected that Alder Lake-S will arrive first, with a launch rumored for November. Alder Lake-S will leverage Intel's enhanced 10-nanometer SuperFin manufacturing process, along with jamming high performance cores with power efficient cores into the same package, for a heterogeneous design similar in concept to Arm's big.LITTLE approach.... Read more...
There are some potentially exciting processor launches coming up later this year (Alder Lake-S) and presumably early next year (Zen 4). Next-gen platforms from AMD and Intel will bring some new and upgraded technologies to the forefront, and as it applies to the former, some information about its upcoming AM5 platform for Zen 4 has seemingly leaked out. AMD has not been shy about mentioning Zen 4 by name, and even said more than a year ago that, on the server side, it's Zen 4 "Genoa" EPYC processors will "support next-generation memory and I/O sub systems for AI and HPC workloads." It has also not been bashful about putting out public roadmaps highlighting Zen 4 in the distance, like this one...... Read more...
Little by little, online leakers are revealing AMD's supposed processor roadmap for its various product lines, including desktop and laptop chips. None of the leaked information is actually confirmed—AMD has not talked a whole lot about its future products—but it is interesting to analyze all the same. Speaking of which, the latest leak points to some Zen 4 details. In regards to Zen 4, AMD has not been completely mum on the subject, having acknowledged the upcoming CPU architecture on official roadmaps. Unless there is a change of plans (unlikely at this stage), Zen 4 will be built on a 5-nanometer manufacturing process. AMD has also acknowledged Zen 4 in public comments. For example,... Read more...
Earlier this week, Samsung touted its development of next-generation 512GB DDR5 modules rated for 7200 Mbps speeds. TeamGroup is grabbing some headlines of its own today with some announcements from its T-Force Gaming brand. According to TeamGroup, it has already validated its first standard DDR5 U-DIMM and SO-DIMM modules which should be available later this year. With that step out of the way, T-Force has focused its attention on one aspect of performance that enthusiasts care about: overclocking. So far, TeamGroup has only announced DDR5-4800 modules, and it has not given any indication as to how far memory speeds can be increased with overclocking. However, T-Force explains... Read more...
No matter what kind of pricing proposition AMD brought to the server sector or how many cores and threads it offered up, Intel could always play the AVX-512 card, touting superior performance in very specific workloads that leverage that instruction set. Perhaps not for long, though. Rumor has it AMD's EPYC 7004 series CPUs will embrace AVX3-512. We're not talking about AMD's next-generation server chips, but it's next next-generation models. In the more immediate future, AMD is getting ready to unveil its EPYC 7003 series based on Zen 3, codenamed Milan. Then sometime after (perhaps very late this year, or more likely around this time next year), it will roll out its Zen 4-based EPYC "Genoa"... Read more...
AMD has not yet released its fourth generation EPYC "Milan" server processors based on its Zen 3 CPU architecture, but barring any last minute snags, those chips are coming any day now. Looking further down the road, a new leak highlights a possible fourth generation EPYC "Genoa" configuration based on Zen 4, with some interesting details. Up to this point, details about Genoa have been rather scarce. We know it will be built on TSMC's 5-nanometer manufacturing process, and that it will power El Capitan, which is set to become the world's most powerful supercomputer when it is fully deployed in 2023. The latter revelation comes by way of a joint announcement between AMD, Hewlett Packard Enterprise... Read more...
Sure, there are many PC users out there pining for a hard-to-find AMD Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPU to build a new system around, and on the mobile front, AMD's latest generation Zen 3 stack is brand new as well. But even so, the rumor mill remains in full swing regarding what sits further down the road. Specifically Zen 4, along with a codename we have never seen attached to an AMD product before. That would be "Phoenix," which according to software engineer and prominent leaker Partick Schur, is the codename for AMD's next round of APUs (accelerated processing units). Or as AMD calls them, 'Ryzen Desktop/Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics' (AMD no longer uses the term 'APU'). Call them... Read more...
AMD is on one heck of a run with its Zen architecture. The company really hit its stride with Zen 2 (Ryzen 3000 series on the desktop), which helped the company steal market share away from Intel and, just as importantly, gain mind share with enthusiasts. Zen 3 is even better (albeit in short supply at the moment), and while still new, there is already talk about what Zen 4 will bring to the table. According to the latest rumor, Zen 4 will deliver a pretty sizable performance boost. This has been typical in going from one generation to the next with Zen. As highlighted in our Ryzen 9 5950X and 5900X review, Zen 3 is a force to be reckoned with no matter what the workload (gaming, productivity,... Read more...
AMD is in the midst of one heck of a run. Remember the company's Bulldozer architecture? It's ancient history at this point, and scores of gamers and PC users in general are clamoring for the company's latest generation Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, based on its Zen 3 architecture. They're fresh from the oven and in short supply. Be that as it may, AMD took a moment to talk about what it is cooking up next—Zen 4 and Zen 5. This is the perfect time to discuss such things. That may seem quirky with Zen 3 being so new, but future plans are always topics of discussion during CES week. AMD's future plans have added interest because Intel has confidence that its 11th Gen Core desktop processors (Rocket... Read more...
AMD just unleashed the Ryzen 5000 Series onto the enthusiast community, and the processors have so far lived up to the hype delivering a massive overall lift in IPC. They have proven to be a dominant force that are more than a match for the latest consumer offerings from Intel, and will rule the roost until Intel can counter with Rocket Lake-S. But AMD isn't about to rest on its laurels. Though Ryzen 5000 is based on the company's Zen 3 architecture that's built on an enhanced 7nm process node, looking further out, AMD will be adopting a new Zen 4 architecture for its next-generation of processors, likely around this time next year. The Street interviewed AMD Executive VP... Read more...
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