During the announcement of financial results for the first quarter of 2022, AMD revealed new information about the long-awaited Ryzen 7000, the company’s upcoming family of consumer chips based on the Zen 4 architecture. A series dedicated to “extreme” gaming laptops, the existence of which may already be rumored. In the past.
Ryzen 7000 ‘Dragon Range’ arrives for ‘extreme’ laptops
Until the debut of Ryzen 6000 chips, the family of consumer AMD processors was mainly divided into two series: one for the desktop, based on chiplets with more powerful specifications and higher consumption, and another for laptops, with a monolithic die, and modified cores. and reduce consumption. In order to make better use of the limited space. The latest is the Ryzen 5000 “Vermeer” for desktop, and the Ryzen 6000 “Rembrandt” for laptops.
With the arrival of the Ryzen 7000 in late 2022, AMD has confirmed that it will adopt a new scheme, with the addition of the Dragon Range series. Aimed at “maximum” laptops, these solutions are meant to provide the largest number of cores and threads, as well as the largest amount of cache available in any gaming laptop.
Light correction here. He confirmed with AMD that although these parts refer to DDR5/LPDDR5, the exact memory support may include other technologies that will be announced later. I was a little too hasty to say “just”
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In addition to the Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” series for desktops and the Ryzen 7000 “Phoenix” series for more traditional laptops, the Dragon Range chips will also use the new Zen 4 cores, built on TSMC’s 5nm process, support DDR5 memory and use the new PCIe 5.0 bus, but will have It has its own consumption range, working with 55W or more.
Also, according to AMD, these processors will use the “HS” suffix and replace the “HX” solutions, due to their debut in early 2023. In addition, despite the focus on the extreme, the company promises that it will maintain energy efficiency The high performance that has become known in recent years, promising very high performance by Watt.
Information such as the presence of integrated graphics, the accuracy of the number of cores and other aspects were not disclosed, but there are high chances that these models are the so-called “Raphael-H”, which the old rumors indicated. If this is indeed the case, Ryzen Dragon Range chips can use the same die as the Raphael family of desktop PCs, which are only limited to lower consumptions to handle the thermal limitations of laptops.
With that said, the company will offer up to 16 segment cores, and the barrier has been crossed only this month with the arrival of competitors Intel Alder Lake-HX, also based on desktop templates. Another aspect that can be inferred from this, which was also pointed out by the rumors, is that the Ryzen 7000 Raphael and thus the Dragon Range can rely on integrated RDNA graphics, which is unprecedented on desktop computers.
Ryzen “Raphael” and “Phoenix” Get New Details
Besides announcing the new Dragon Ranges series, AMD has revealed more features of the Raphael and Phoenix series. The first devices, aimed at desktop PCs, will support DDR5 memory, PCIe 5.0 and Zen 4, and will run at consumption ranges from 65W. The laptop variants will primarily take LPDDR5 memory, along with Zen 4 and PCIe 5.0, and will operate in the 35W to 45W range.
Phoenix chips, in particular, can provide very powerful integrated graphics solutions. Rumors suggest that AMD could triple the number of cores compared to Rembrandt chips, as well as adopt the new RDNA 3 micro-architecture, which should allow the Ryzen 7000 laptop to have enough performance to replace more core video cards.
An interesting point that the company also emphasized is that starting next quarter, gaming-related operations and products will be divided into their own category, containing not only Radeon cards, but also chips intended for consoles and similar devices, including the PS5. and Xbox Series X | S and even Steam Deck.
Oddly enough, Ryzen CPUs won’t be part of this category, entering the “customer” (consumer market) — the giant says it will better explain the new organization during its next financial results presentation, in June.
Source: Engadget, VideoCardz