It’s being speculated for a while now that the Ryzen 7000 will become the successor of the highly successful Ryzen 5000 series. However, it’s still a long shot from becoming a reality. But new leaks on the internet bring this theory one step closer to reality. New details of the processors’ design, architecture, and potential power are leaked online.
Ryzen 7000 or Raphael is projected to switch to the land grid array (LGA) rather than the pin grid array (PGA) of current AMD solutions. It will also be based on the advanced 5 nanometres (nm) process to the Zen line.
The leaks mainly consist of information posted by the tipster @ExecutableFix and show a distinctive and raised IHS with 2 prominent cut-outs to aside. In the earlier leaks, both cut-outs were depicted as being completely vacant; however, the newer images populate each of these indentations with as many as 8 capacitors each.
According to sources, Ryzen 7000 or Raphael will have an improved inbuilt thermal-management system. It’s good news that the new IHS shape does come across as an impending headache for modders, and it can be repaired as well.
However, for now, it’s worth remembering that all these are still rumors and should be taken with a pinch of salt. Only time would tell as to how many of these rumors will become a reality.
AMD Raphael is now expected to debut in late 2022 with Zen4 cores on the AM5 socket (LGA1178). It is expected that these CPU series will feature DDR5 support exclusively and will only support PCIe Gen4 standard at launch. Some of this might change down the road as the AM5 platform becomes more popular as AMD releases more CPUs for this new socket.