AMD Unveils Its New Zen 4 Laptops, Roadmap For Zen 5, and More!
AMD Unveils It’s Financial Analyst Day 2022, As we know, AMD’s latest 5 nm chipset is based on Ryzen 7000 family and is expected to launch this year only. Still, the big news is that AMD has confirmed their Zen 5 architecture will be coming to client desktops anytime before the end of 2024 named as AMD’s “Granite Ridge” chipset.
The new Ryzen 7000 series will be based on the upcoming Zen 4 architecture. It promises over 15% improvement to single-thread performance and 8-10% higher Instructions Per Clock. Performance per Watt will see “significant generational” improvements to 25% or higher, and higher memory for bandwidth will go up with the action to DDR5.
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AMD Unveils Zen 5 For Client Desktop
We know that Zen 5 will involve a considerable reworking of AMD’s CPU architecture with a focus on the front end and issue width, AMD isn’t sharing anything about the Granite Ridge family or related platform in particular. So sockets, chipsets, etc are all up in rumors. But for now, AMD’s full focus is on the Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 family. Set to launch this fall, 2022 should end on a high note for the company.
Desktop and server parts made on a 5nm process are set to launch later this year. The laptop chips, however, will be manufactured on TSMC’s 4nm node. The upcoming Phoenix Point will feature Zen 4 CPU cores and RDNA 3 GPU cores.
Phoenix Point is expected to come out next year. It will be followed by Strix Point, which will use Zen 5 cores and RDNA 3+ and it will be built on an advanced mode that is yet to be specified.
Zen 5 is described as an “all-new microarchitecture”, but details are scarce. The company did reveal that these processors will be based on both 4nm and 3nm processes. TSMC’s 4nm node is just an optimized version of the 5nm node, but the 3nm one is completely contrasting. The first Zen 5 chips are expected in 2024, so more concrete details will have to wait.
As for AMD’s GPU products, the next major architecture, RDNA 3, will be based on a 5nm process and will be the first to use a chiplet design. RDNA 2 parts were based on 7nm and 6nm, so the new GPUs will get the benefit of a new node.
It will be paired with an optimized graphics, improved compute units, and the second generation of ondie Infinity Cache. All told, AMD expects to see performance-per-watt of RDNA 3 to improve by at least 50% compared to RDNA 2..
There will be an RDNA 3+ step for some products, but the next major upgrade will come with RDNA 4, which is expected in 2024. AMD was stingy with details, all we know is that the new GPU architecture promises further advancements in performance and efficiency and an even smaller manufacturing node.