Ryzen 7000, a 5.2GHz model with integrated RDNA2 GPU appears

Ryzen 7000, a 5.2GHz model with integrated RDNA2 GPU appears

Ryzen 7000

An engineering sample of an AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU, based on Zen 4 architecture and tested with Phoronix Test Suite, a platform that supports various tests and operating systems, appeared on OpenBenchmarking. It is specifically a model with 8 cores and 16 threads, which should theoretically touch a maximum frequency of 5.21GHz, according to the information reported by the software. Furthermore, according to Videocardz, the OPN code "100-000000666" would correspond to a sample already leaked at the end of January.

Source: OpenBenchmarking The Ryzen 7000, which was tested in the AM5 Splinter- RPL, also reveals the ID of the integrated graphics chip: the new Zen 4 Raphael processors will in fact be the first CPUs in the mainstream segment to be equipped with a graphics processor. The iGPUs were so far only present in APUs, re-proposed as desktop models through the G series. The ID of the integrated GPU reported by the platform is "GFX1036", a code that is part of the "GFX1030" family which includes the Beige Goby graphics architectures, Yellow Carp and Van Gogh, all RDNA2 models.

Source: OpenBenchmarking The tests, now removed from the site, obviously still do not say anything about the CPU performance and references with other products, so much so that the iGPU, in the tests inferior to Vega, Xe-LP and Van Gogh , it was not functioning at its peak performance. However, it should be remembered that the purpose of the iGPU in the new Ryzen 7000 processors will be to assist the Zen 4 cores in basic media decoding, as well as act as a video controller.

The new AMD Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 Raphael CPUs should be available in September. The company has already started pre-production last month and the debut is expected to go in the opposite direction from previous launches. AMD would thus prioritize desktop models and then introduce Dragon Range mobile CPUs and Phoenix APUs in 2023. The company will also hold an event on the occasion of Computex 2022, where a preview of the platform is expected with new demonstration models.

AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs just tipped to launch in September

AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs could launch as early fall 2022, according to recent rumors.

A number of anonymous industry sources told Digital Times that AMD will release its new Ryzen 7000 desktop processors in September. AMD revealed its plans for the upcoming Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 series laptops earlier this month (May 2022). The company also supposedly began mass-producing Ryzen 7000 chips in March, according to leaker @greymon55. These reports give some credence to the latest rumor.

Ryzen 7000 chips are notable because they will be the first to use TSMC’s 5 nm manufacturing node. As NotebookCheck points out, these CPUs will be on par with Intel’s upcoming Meteor Lake processors, which are reportedly also manufactured by TSMC. The Zen 4 architecture, which was announced during CES 2022, will support DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5.0. AMD is expected to officially reveal Zen 4 at this year’s Computex expo, which kicks off on May 24.

As sister site TechRadar notes, Digital Times has a “hit or miss” record when it comes to citing rumors. As such, it’s wise to take this particular report with a healthy dose of skepticism.

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Though Digital Times’ report is very much in the realm of rumors, a September release doesn’t seem unreasonable, based on what we’ve heard so far. Intel is set to unleash its Raptor Lake CPUs this fall with Meteor Lake reportedly launching in 2023. As such, AMD can’t afford to hold off on releasing its new chips. However, that’s dependent on whether products using Zen 4 are ready to launch in September.

In other AMD news, the company recently announced its plans for the upcoming Ryzen 7000 Zen series laptop CPUs. AMD says it’s adding an “extreme gaming laptop CPU” for 2023, code-named “Dragon Range” that it claims will be the “pinnacle of gaming performance” and have the 'highest core, thread and cache ever for a mobile gaming CPU.” The company AMD also announced the “Phoenix” line of CPUs, which are made for thinner laptops.

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