AMD has taken the world by storm through its latest CPUs based on Zen architecture. The Zen series gained popularity for its amazing performance in terms of value for money. Now AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors based on Zen 4 architecture are expected to arrive in Q2-2022 to compete with Intel’s 13th Generation Raptor Lake. But, today, new leaked details suggest early information on Ryzen 8000 series processors based on Zen 5 architecture.
The Zen 4 based CPUs are already under development and said to launch in the second half of 2022. However, the Zen 5-based CPUs might be more preliminary. AMD’s CPU micro architect, David Suggs, back in 2019, highlighted that he was in charge of the Zen 5 CPUs. However, he has changed it, presumably to avoid revealing much information.
The development of Zen 5 was also confirmed in a 17-minute-long YouTube video from AMD, where the chief Zen architect, Mike Clark, admitted that he’s already working ahead on the Zen 5. Not to mention this video was uploaded almost four years ago. Clark says:
“It’s very exciting,” He also adds: “As an architect I’m already working on Zen 5 actually.”
With the Zen 5’s anticipated arrival, YouTube channel RedGamingTech revealed that the Zen 5 chips will be much similar to the Intel Adler Lake CPUs. It adopts a hybrid architecture with larger and smaller cores, using fast Zen 5 cores and power-efficient Zen 4 cores. However, the Zen 5 APUs used in laptops and mid-end systems will reportedly use the Zen 4 cores.
In terms of performance, Zen 5 to Zen 4’s IPC gains will increase to an astonishing 30% for single-threaded workloads. In contrast to the Zen 4 to Zen 3’s IPC performance, which only increased by about 19%. Furthermore, core counts for AMD Ryzen 8000 chips are reportedly double. Flagship parts, for example, will have up to 32 cores.
According to the leaker, AMD Zen 5 completely revamps the cache aspect. The capacity of L1, L2, and L3 will be greatly increased. The L1 cache will greatly increase, and the L2 cache will see a major change and be unified across CCX. L3 cache will have lower latency and a reduced die size as it will be piled up, so it is accessible by all the core clusters.
Intel’s upcoming 13-generation Raptor Lake will be launching in the second half of 2022. Therefore, AMD has to speed up the process to compete with Intel this year.
The Raptor Lake will also be followed by Intel’s 14th-generation Core Meteor Lake, which will mark its arrival next year. This might cause AMD to launch two Zen-based CPUs this year and one in the next. However, it is only a matter of time until we see the results and conclude this story.
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