What just happened? AMD Zen architecture is celebrating its 5th anniversary, and with it, the chipmaker has confirmed that it will refresh Zen 3 processors in early 2022. These new processors will use AMD’s new 3D chip technology, which will increase performance. amount of V-Cache on the chip, providing a 15% performance improvement over the current generation.
In a friendly chat between John Taylor, CMO of AMD, and Robert Hallock, Director of Technical Marketing, the two confirmed the refresh of the Ryzen 5000 series, which will be compatible with AM4 motherboards. In addition, they also mentioned that a new series of laptops would arrive in early 2022 with a “power management” framework capable of balancing processor load and power consumption for. maximize energy efficiency.
The name of the new processor series has not been confirmed. However, considering the “generational leap” they bring and the difference between the Ryzen 1000 and 2000 series (Zen to Zen +), this will most likely be the Ryzen 6000.
During the conversation, Robert Hallock also confirmed that we will see Ryzen processors move to a new platform at the end of 2022. Robert added that the new platform will support PCIe 5.0, DDR5 memory and compatibility with existing AM4 CPU coolers.
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The first time AMD mentioned its new 3D chip technology was in June of this year, where it explained that adding cache layers (3D V-Cache) on top of the compute chips would result in a significant increase in performance.
To prove its claims, AMD compared the performance of a standard Ryzen 9 5900X to that of the prototype Ryzen 9 5900X with 192MB of 3D V-Cache, both clocked at 4.0 GHz. Here, you could see gaming performance improve by up to 25 percent, depending on the title.
Along with the June 3D V-Cache announcement, AMD spoke more about it at HotChips, giving us a more in-depth look at the technology and showing how it will be applied in future designs.
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