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AMD EPYC 9684X 'Genoa-X' CPU: 96C/192T, Zen 4 on 5nm, 1.1GB of cache

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 1, 2022 6:29 PM CDT

AMD's next-gen EPYC 9004 "Genoa-X" and "Bergamo" CPUs have been leaked, with details on all the new Zen 4 V-Cache and Zen 4C cores that will be arriving in 2023 and beyond.

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We've been slowly fed leaks of the regular Zen 4-based EPYC processors, but with leaks on AMD's second-gen 3D V-Cache for the Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" CPUs arriving over the last couple of days, now it's time for some EPYC processors and that sweet, sweet second-gen 3D V-Cache.

The leak includes a stack of EPYC processors, which will be broken up into three families: the standard Zen 4 for EPYC "Genoa", the Compute Density-Optimized Zen 4c for EPYC "Bergamo", while the Cache-Optimized Zen 4 V-Cache in the upcoming EPYC "Genoa-X" family of CPUs. "Genoa-X" will have up to 96 cores and 192 threads of Zen 4 cores on 5nm, with 1GB+ of L3 cache per CPU socket.

Continue reading: AMD EPYC 9684X 'Genoa-X' CPU: 96C/192T, Zen 4 on 5nm, 1.1GB of cache (full post)

AMD's new Zen 4 CPUs with second-gen 3D V-Cache teased for CES 2023

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 31, 2022 7:08 PM CDT

It was just before the big Zen 4 launch announcement from AMD that we were already hearing rumors on the second-gen 3D V-Cache versions of the new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" CPUs... and now we're hearing launch rumors: CES 2023.

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The new rumors are coming from leaker "Greymon55" who isn't being too clear on Twitter, simply saying "V95, V9, V8" on Twitter: which should translate to the Ryzen 9 7950X3D (V95) + Ryzen 9 7900X3D (V9) + Ryzen 7 7800X3D (V8) processors. In a follow-up tweet, Greymon55 replied to someone asking about the Zen 4 V-Cache CPU launch where "AvgGuy" said "Q1" to which Greymon55 replied "CES".

CES 2023 takes place between January 5 and January 8, 2023, which gives AMD a couple of months between releasing its new flagship Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 9 7900X processors in late September, and the purported CES 2023 reveal of its Zen 4 V-Cache CPUs in the form of the Ryzen 9 7950X3D, Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and Ryzen 7 7800X3D.

Continue reading: AMD's new Zen 4 CPUs with second-gen 3D V-Cache teased for CES 2023 (full post)

AMD's new Zen 4 CPUs on 5nm: 'we don't expect any supply constraints'

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 30, 2022 10:34 PM CDT

AMD has launched its new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors and with the new chips being made on TSMC's fresh 5nm process node... so what about supply issues of new tech?

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Nope... not an issue says AMD, with CEO Dr. Lisa Su explaining to the audience of its Zen 4 event that the company doesn't expect any supply constraints of its new CPUs. Lisa explained that if we looked back at the last 18 months there have been a "number of things" that have affected supply: capacity limitations, logistics, and more.

Lisa elaborated, saying that from the perspective of AMD they have "dramatically increased" their overall capacity when it comes to wafers, but AMD has also secured substrates and on the back end. She added that while logistically it takes a bit longer to get things into the region, now that the launch of Zen 4 has taken place, AMD is all-systems-go for September 27 when the new products are available for sale.

Continue reading: AMD's new Zen 4 CPUs on 5nm: 'we don't expect any supply constraints' (full post)

AMD Ryzen 7950X 'Zen 4' CPU delidded: gold-plated CCDs, looks gorgeous

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 30, 2022 9:50 PM CDT

AMD's new flagship Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" processor has been delidded, where we get a peek behind the scenes of AMD's very latest CPU.

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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" CPU delidded

The delidding was performed by GamersNexus, which ripped the chip apart to spy on the two CCD configuration that is only used on the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 9 7900X processors. There are three dies in total: two Zen 4 CCDs that are made on the TSMC 5nm process node, while the I/O die (where the RDNA 2 GPU also resides) is made on the TSMC 6nm process node.

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 CCD measures in at 70mm2 compared the bigger 83mm2 for Zen 3, transistor-wise that's a 58% increase in transistors: Zen 4 has 6.57 billion transistors on TSMC's new 5nm process node, while Zen 3 has 4.15 billion transistors on TSMC's current 7nm process node.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 7950X 'Zen 4' CPU delidded: gold-plated CCDs, looks gorgeous (full post)

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X + ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme benchmarked

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 30, 2022 7:48 PM CDT

AMD has officially introduced its next-gen Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" CPUs with its flagship Ryzen 9 7950X featuring 16 cores and 32 threads at up to 5.7GHz, with the new top-tier Zen 4 chip being tested in Geekbench.

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The new AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor was tested inside of a new ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme motherboard, with 32GB of DDR5-6000 memory installed. AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X processor reached a maximum boost frequency of 5759MHz (5.75GHz) which is just a little bit faster than the advertised 5.7GHz max frequency on the Ryzen 9 7950X.

There's 16 cores and 32 threads of Zen 4-powered CPU power inside of the Ryzen 9 7950X, which is the same core and thread count as the Zen 3-powered Ryzen 9 5950X that it replaces. Intel fights at this level with its Alder Lake-powered Core i9-12900K with 16 cores and 24 threads, while the new Raptor Lake-based Core i9-13900K will feature 24 cores and 32 threads.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X + ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme benchmarked (full post)

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 'Zen 4' CPU: 6C/12T at up to 5.3GHz for $299

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 29, 2022 8:37 PM CDT

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" family of CPUs are now official, led by the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X with 16 cores and 32 threads, but there's also the mid-range Zen 4 chip: the new Ryzen 5 7600X.

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The new AMD Ryzen 5 7600X is a mid-range Zen 4-powered CPU that packs 6 cores and 12 threads that have a base clock of 4.5GHz and boost up to 5.3GHz, with a 105W TDP and price of $299. That pricing is competitive AF, given that the mid-range Ryzen 5 7600X chip keeps up with and trades blows with Intel's very best Core i9-12900K processor that costs almost twice as much.

AMD's new Ryzen 5 7600X is made on the same 5nm process node at TSMC, with it keeping up with the Core i9-12900K in 1080p gaming with titles like Middle-earth: Shadow of War, F1 2022, GTA V, Cyberpunk 2077, and Rainbox Six: Siege. In AMD's own internal benchmarks, we see the Ryzen 5 7600X ties with the Core i9-12900K in Cyberpunk 2077, is 3% slower (you wouldn't notice that) in GTA V, and beats the 12900K in everything else.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 'Zen 4' CPU: 6C/12T at up to 5.3GHz for $299 (full post)

AMD Zen 4 CCD: 6.57 billion transistors on 5nm, 58% more than Zen 3

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 29, 2022 7:52 PM CDT

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors are now official, but the company didn't detail absolutely every single detail on its Zen 4 processors... but now we have some of those holes filled by Angstronomics.

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AMD is manufacturing the Ryzen 7000 series CCDs with TSMC's new 5nm process node, with each 8-core CCD featuring 6.57 billion transistors, which is a 58% upgrade over the Zen 3-based CCDs which are made on TSMC's 7nm process node with 4.15 billion transistors. The Zen 4 cores are codenamed "Persephone" according to Angstronomics, something we heard in rumors in the hours before the Zen 4 launch, while the CCDs are codenamed "Durango".

The reason that we have a huge transistor density upgrade is that AMD is using a new architecture, more cache, and AVX512 instruction support into Zen 4. The Zen 4 chiplet has 90 million transistors per square mm, with each of the Zen 4 cores featuring 1MB of L2 cache (double that over Zen 3) while the cache area is smaller. This means that a larger percentage of total die area is used, but logic area has doubled in transistor density... and that's not a good thing.

Continue reading: AMD Zen 4 CCD: 6.57 billion transistors on 5nm, 58% more than Zen 3 (full post)

AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X 'Zen 4' CPU: 16C/32T at up to 5.7GHz for $699

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 29, 2022 7:00 PM CDT

AMD has officially launched its next-gen Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" CPUs, as well as a new fleet of next-gen AM5-based X670E, X670, B650E, and B650 motherboards, but man... the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X processor is a Zen 4-powered behemoth.

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The next-gen flagship Zen 4-powered Ryzen 9 7950X processor is made on TSMC's new 5nm process node with a 6nm IOD, just like the rest of the Ryzen 7000 series CPUs, packing a huge 16 cores and 32 threads that boost up to 5.7GHz. AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X has 80MB of cache and a 170W TDP, with a price of $699. Not bad considering Intel's flagship Core i9-12900K costs around $550, and the Ryzen 9 7950X bests it.

AMD compared its new Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" processor up against its current-gen Ryzen 9 5950X "Zen 3" processor in some gaming and professional benchmarks: where in games like DOTA 2 the new Ryzen 9 7950X is up to 32% faster than the Ryzen 9 5950X, while in Shadow of the Tomb Raider the new Ryzen 9 7950X is up to 35% faster than the Ryzen 9 5950X.

Continue reading: AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X 'Zen 4' CPU: 16C/32T at up to 5.7GHz for $699 (full post)

AMD Ryzen 7000 series 'Zen 4' CPUs are official: September 27 launch

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 29, 2022 6:42 PM CDT

AMD has finally unveiled its next-gen Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors, with four new Zen 4 processors launching between $299 and $699.

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The huge release includes just 4 different SKUs at first with the introduction of the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X, followed by the Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, and Ryzen 5 7600X processors. AMD is building its new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" CPUs on TSMC's new 5nm process node, with a 13% IPC improvement that's delivered from higher CPU clock speeds and more power running through the Zen 4 chips.

AMD says that its new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" CPUs offer the 13% IPC uplift over its Ryzen 5000 series "Zen 3" CPUs, with up to 5.7GHz max frequency that delivers up to 29% more single-threaded performance. The new Zen 4 CPU cores have IPC and architectural improvements inside, with the brand new TSMC 5nm process node with a 6nm IOD.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 7000 series 'Zen 4' CPUs are official: September 27 launch (full post)

Here's when and where to watch AMD's Ryzen 7000 'Zen 4' CPU livestream

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 28, 2022 10:52 PM CDT

AMD will be unveiling its next-gen Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" family of processors as well as a fleet of X670 + X670 motherboards, which will usher in DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support for AMD.

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The company will kick off the premiere at 7PM ET on August 29, on the official AMD YouTube channel, while a replay will be made available a few hours after the end of the live stream on the official AMD Ryzen website. Once AMD posts the live stream link, I'll update this post so you can check it out.

We should expect AMD to detail all of its next-gen Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors, all the capabilities, features, and technologies that its new X670E and X670 motherboards are capable of -- as well as I'm sure board partners like ASUS, MSI, and others will fully detail and announce their respective X670E + X670 motherboards -- as well as AMD's new DDR5 EXPO memory overclocking, and more.

Continue reading: Here's when and where to watch AMD's Ryzen 7000 'Zen 4' CPU livestream (full post)

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