Leaked AMD Ryzen Roadmap reveals Big Changes for Zen 4

Leaked AMD Ryzen Roadmap reveals Big Changes for Zen 4

Leaked AMD Ryzen Roadmap reveals Big Changes for Zen 4

Over the past few days, multiple AMD Ryzen CPU roadmaps have appeared online through various sources, revealing AMD’s plans for Zen 4 in the desktop and mobile markets. 

The roadmap below, from @Olrak29_, details AMD’s plans for Ryzen until the launch of the Ryzen 7000 series, highlighting details about the company’s planned Zen 3 Ryzen 6000 series and the company Zen 4 based Ryzen 7000 series. As always, please take the data within these roadmaps with a grain of salt. 

With Zen 4, big changes are coming to AMD’s Ryzen lineup, as AMD’s rumoured Raphael silicon would contain Zen 4 CPU cores and RDNA 2 based integrated graphics on a 5nm lithography node. The processor will also reportedly support PCIe 5.0 connectivity and DDR5 memory on AMD’s planned AM5 motherboard platform. 

Starting with the Ryzen 7000 series, all AMD Ryzen processors should contain integrated graphics, a factor that has long been considered as an advantage for Intel’s desktop CPU lineup. Compared to AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, Raphael should offer hardware enthusiasts performance improvements in all areas, thanks to the CPU’s use of improved Zen 4 CPU cores, modern 5nm lithography, DDR5 memory and high-speed PCIe 5.0 connectivity. 

Before Raphael, AMD’s reportedly working on a Zen 3 processor series called Warhol, offering smaller improvements over today’s Zen 3 CPU designs using 6nm lithography and minor architectural changes. 

On the mobile/APU side, this roadmap suggests that Cezanne will be replaced with a new CPU design called Rembrandt, offering users an RDNA 2 based integrated graphics solution and new Zen 3 CPU cores. With Rembrandt, AMD will be pushing mobile gaming further with their strongest integrated graphics solutions to date.  

  Leaked AMD Ryzen Roadmap reveals Big Changes for Zen 4

By adding integrated graphics solutions to their entire Zen desktop lineup, AMD would be able to embed its processors into a larger number of pre-built/OEM systems, allowing AMD to expand its market share within this market. This is an area of the PC market where Intel has long been dominant, making this push a big deal for the PC market as a whole. 

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