AMD has just unveiled the Zen 4 architecture for laptops. In addition, the Taiwanese CPU and GPU manufacturer also revealed one traffic schedule new hardware architectures in the coming years. This also includes moving and upgrading to better nodes. The company has just confirmed that the new Ryzen 7000 series will use the upcoming Zen 4 architectures. The company gave some details a few months ago and is now bringing more details about its upcoming products.
Details of the release of the AMD Zen 4 and Zen 5 have been revealed
Zen 4 architectures currently promise about 15% improvement in thread performance and 8 to 10% higher commands per clock (IPC). The output per Watt will have “significant” improvements during generation of about 25% or higher. There will also be higher memory bandwidth that will increase along with the transition to the newer DDR5 standard. The first desktops and servers will use the 5 nm process and will come later this year. The laptop chips will be accompanied by a better 4 nm node. The upcoming Phoenix Point will feature Zen 4 CPU cores and GPU RDNA 3 cores. The Phoenix Point is scheduled for next year. After that, the company will introduce Strix Point, which will use Zen 5 cores and GPU RDNA 3+. It will be accompanied by a more advanced node, however, the exact node is still unclear. We can bet on a 3 nm process, after all, Apple has already done that.
Zen 5 is currently described as a “brand new microarchitecture”. However, AMD has not yet given details. Obviously, the first processors will come with 4 nm and 3 nm processes. 4 nm is actually optimized 5 nm, however, 3 nm is completely different. According to the report, the first chips using the Zen 5 architecture will come by 2024.
The company also provided information about its GPU products. The upcoming RDNA 3 will use the 5 nm process and will be the first to use a chipset design. The company is also improving the graphics line, upgrading the computing units and bringing the second generation of on-die Infinity Cache. AMD also expects to see the wattage performance of RDNA 3 improve by at least 50 percent compared to RDNA 2. There is also an RDNA 3+ that is being phased out. However, the biggest improvements are coming with RDNA 4 in 2024. You can expect a smaller node and significant performance upgrades.