AMD’s Zen 4 CPUs aren’t anticipated till the second half of the 12 months, however the leaks are already rolling in earnest, with the newest noticed by Petykemano (through Tom’s Hardware) on the OpenBenchmarking web site. The entry for the Phoronix benchmark sees an AMD engineering pattern divulging some fascinating tidbits about AMD’s follow-up to Zen 3, together with the truth that it’s working at 5.21GHz, is an 8-core, 16-thread chip, and that it boasts built-in graphics within the type of the AMD GFX1036.
The unique entry on OpenBenchmarking.org has since been eliminated, or not less than hidden from prying eyes, though the facility of the Wayback Machine implies that it is nonetheless accessible should you fancy having a look your self. The entry for the Zen 4 chip was captured on May 9.
The CPU is recognized as an “AMD Eng Pattern 100-000000666-20_Y”, though assuming that this follows the same naming scheme as the prevailing Zen 3 chips, the 8-core, 16-thread configuration would logically make it the Ryzen 7 7800X. The truth that it has built-in graphics may additionally counsel that we’re a Ryzen 7 7800G right here as an alternative, though AMD may change its naming conventions if it has extra APUs this time round.
That 5.21GHz clock pace is notable because it makes it a quicker providing than something has accessible from this technology, which tops out at 4.9GHz with the Ryzen 9 5950X. For comparability, the Ryzen 7 5800X, the chip that this engineering pattern would seem to switch, has a most enhance clock of 4.7GHz. A 500MHz enhance is nothing to be sniffed at on this trade and, along with new architectural and course of node enhancements, this might result in a severe efficiency bounce for Zen 4 over the prevailing Zen 3 chips.
Zen 4 is being produced utilizing TSMC’s N5 (5nm) manufacturing course of, which guarantees improved energy effectivity and better frequencies. This helps explains the upper clock pace, though as an engineering pattern, there are not any ensures concerning the pace of the launched chips. That is simply a sign of what it probably can obtain.
It’s value mentioning, nevertheless, that whereas we won’t belief the clock speeds of an engineering pattern, they’re typically examined with decrease frequencies than launch chips. Make of that what you’ll.
The benchmark outcomes themselves do not expose a lot in the way in which of CPU efficiency although, and as an alternative are targeted on the AMD GFX1036 iGPU. There is not any data on core counts however does reveal a clock frequency between 1000MHz and 2000MHz and that’s entry to 512MB of what you may assume is system reminiscence.
The naming would additionally peg this as an RDNA 2 GPU, which is nice information as that is the structure discovered within the Steam Deck, PS5, and Xbox Sequence S/X, in addition to in AMD’s newest Ryzen 6000 cell processors. If you happen to’re in search of prime gaming efficiency, then a discrete GPU continues to be the way in which to go, however AMD’s RDNA 2 iGPUs definitely has loads of potential for extra modest gaming.
It is nonetheless early days for Zen 4, however this can be a good signal that AMD is on monitor to ship Zen 4 by the tip of the 12 months. And if this engineering pattern is something to go by, it is trying like it will be well worth the wait.