It has recently been rumored that AMD will bring its impressive RDNA 2 GPU architecture to its Ryzen desktop CPUs. However, this theorem seems to have gained strength. Gigabyte's recently leaked maliciously leaked documents suggest that dedicated chip graphics will come with the Zen 4 architecture.
The document published by Chips and cheese (via Videocardz) covers all sorts of technical details about upcoming AM5 desktop socket processors, including USB support, PCIe lanes, DDR5 channels, and more. The most prominent feature of the document, however, lies within the "on-chip graphics" category.
There are three “types” of processors listed in the document and all three are said to come with “dedicated” chip graphics with “type C hybrid GFX support”.
This follows previous rumors that also suggested the built-in graphics would come with the & # 39; Raphael & # 39; AMD's latest generation.
None of AMD's Ryzen desktop CPUs currently offer any form of graphics silicon chip, so including them would mean a major change in the DNA of the Ryzen CPU. Currently, only AMD's APUs or accelerated processor units are equipped with integrated graphics. The latest is the Ryzen 7 5700G, the Ryzen 5 5600G and the Ryzen 3 5300G.
We’re big fans of these desktop APUs, especially during a GPU drought, but there’s something especially interesting about the integrated graphics for most AMD Ryzen chips.
This is because AMD's lifelong rival, Intel, is currently dedicated to installing graphics capability on almost all of its chips, including desktop ones.
However, Intel graphics chips have not been as powerful on the desktop. Basically, you can’t forget to play any of the latest games. Why AMD might want to follow in Intel's footsteps is to capture the massive PC market with minimal graphics needs.
We're talking about your standard desktop PC. No frills, just the bare minimum.
That said, a built-in GPU can also be useful for downloading coding tasks and booting the system without the GPU in troubleshooting time.
For those who really prefer not to have built-in graphics, the document also says that "Some OPNs … may not support GFX." This means that we may see that some AMD processors do not have the aforementioned graphics silicon, perhaps sharing similarities with Intel's F-Series CPUs, which do not have the built-in GPU.
Other information extracted from Gigabyte's leaked documents includes news of the notable lack of PCIe 5.0 for AMD Ryzen Zen 4 processors. This is probably not a big discount for gamers in all honesty, but Intel will support the standard. interconnection with its Alder Lake chips later this year and could therefore be seen as a victory for Chipzilla.
Processors based on the Zen 4 architecture are said to arrive next year, which means there may be a bit of a wait for AMD to cover all these possible new features, anyway.