Plans surrounding the highly anticipated AMD Zen 4 and RDNA 3 GPUs seem to be on their way, with the expected release date approaching every minute. As far as we know, despite the recent shortage of chips that has caused problems throughout the technology industry, the red team’s roadmap remains unstable.
In March, the tasty specifications of the Zen 4 server took us out for the Ryzen 6000, but we were still in the dark on the next-generation 5nm Ryzen desktop chips. Since then, a series of rumors have erupted, provoking us with fair specifications that will surely shake the competition with their blue and green boots.
Among these, the potential of Zen 4 chips with integrated RDNA 2 GPUs has emerged. This would explain the projected power consumption floating around (up to 170 W) and would position AMD as a worthy competitor for use in office-based machines that don’t require high-power GPUs.
Such rumors are sure to put Intel on the edge.
Some reports suggest that Raphael will support DDR5 exclusively, although given that Alder Lake's Intel CPUs will support both DDR4 and DDR5 for price reasons, we are skeptical. Surely this would really limit its potential consumer base, not the most pragmatic step by AMD.
Other rumors from renowned Twitter leakers place Raphael’s number of cores at 16, suggesting that the current eight-core design of Zen 3’s eight cores will be maintained for the next generation.
And supposedly, after removing the Warhol Zen 3+ update, we could see some 3D Zen 3 cache chips appearing this year, with a 15% improvement in gaming. Of course, AMD wouldn’t want Intel’s Alder Lake launch for 2021 to steal the projection for too long. I have to keep bettors interested.
Whatever happens, all this conjecture is bothering us all after the next round of AMD CPUs. And when it comes to RDNA 3, we’re just as titillating. The potential of 15,360 cores for SKU Navi 31 is quite amazing, that is, three times that of the already beast Radeon RX 6900 XT. Many waits then.
With all the noise pervading the web, we bet AMD has it all on track for the fall release of 2022. And while we’re taking the rumors with a pinch of salt, and plans could still change from now on. going forward, we can’t help but miss out on the idea of introducing a powerful red team silicon to our testing machines next year.