on the third day, AMD launched an updated router for their Zen 4 chips in its quarterly receipt ad, including a range of new processors for desktops and laptops. Together with Intel, AMD is one of the two largest manufacturers of x86 CPUs worldwide. The company announced its Ryzen 6000 ‘Rembrandt’ mobile processors at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show as part of its plans to compete with Intel’s Alder Lake chips and Apple’s M1 line of ARM-based processors that will be getting logos since launch in 2020. .
AMD’s most recent desktop CPUs compete with conventional processors from Intel’s Alder Lake line, led by the Core i9-12900K. It is an update of last year’s Core i9-11900K and offers up to 16 nodes and 24 threads. The Alder Lake line also includes the Core i5-12600K, which is gaining traction as one of the best gaming CPUs money can buy. As for AMD, the current main chip is the Ryzen 9 5950X, which comes with 16 cores and 32 threads. It has a base clock of 3.4 GHz and a TDP pattern of 105 W.
In the first quarter of its 2022 revenue call, AMD confirmed plans to launch a Zen 4 ‘Ryzen 7000’ series of products, including ‘Raphael’ for desktops, ‘Dragon Range’ for enthusiast gaming laptops and ‘Phoenix’. for fine and high-end game notebooks. Starting with the Raphael desktop chips, they will be based on the company’s new AM5 platform and aimed at enthusiasts and serious gamers looking for the best solution for their computers. They will be launched in the second semester of this year, but the company does not have an exact date for the launch. They will be the first Ryzen chips to support DDR5 RAM and are manufactured using TSMC’s new 5nm processor with a 6nm IOD.
Arriving at Dragon Range and Phoenix processors, both lines will be launched next year. Embora AMD hasn’t officially announced most specs and sources, a slide shared by Tom’s hardware suggest that the Dragon Range o “Or always a higher core, thread and cache for a mobile gaming CPU.” The Dragon Range chip is rumored to have up to 16 cores to compete with Intel’s Alder Lake-HX processors that come with an 8+8 hybrid design. Expect them to also support DDR5 memory and PCIe 5 connectivity, while their TDPs will exceed 55W.
Finally, the Phoenix APU line will use the Zen 4 and RDNA 3 cores. They will presumably offer PCIe 5 connectivity like their Dragon Range counterparts, but will support LPDDR5 in both DDR5 chips for better efficiency. The chips will be more energy efficient than the Dragon Range processors and TDPs ranging from 35W to 45W, slightly less than the Dragon Range. Some details about AMD’s latest generation of laptop chips are still a mystery, but we hope more details will emerge in the coming weeks and months.
Source: AMD, Tom’s Hardware