Joshep Tao, AMD’s Memory Enabling Manager, made an interesting statement on the impending Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Desktop CPUs, which feature the Zen 4 core architecture, during the most recent episode of AMD’s Meet The Experts.
The most recent Meet The Experts webinar focused on the segment’s introduction of DDR5 DRAM. Representatives from AMD and Samsung were among the speakers. AMD disclosed Samsung’s key enablements that allowed them to bring their server platform to life, as well as how the two firms will collaborate in the future to create next-gen solutions.
Samsung will play a crucial role in delivering DDR5 memory compatibility for AMD’s next-generation EPYC Genoa server architecture, which will have up to 512 GB DIMM capacities and other features. During the Q&A session, however, Joseph Tao made an intriguing statement about the next-generation Zen 4 powered Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Desktop CPUs.
AMD is reportedly aiming for extremely high clock speeds, with early prototypes clocking in at 5 GHz across all cores and even higher when single-core workloads are done. However, with overclocking it appears that consumers will be able to get even more performance out of these CPUs. The next AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D will not enable overclocking, but AMD has stated that this is a “once-in-a-lifetime” design decision.
AMD is putting a lot of faith in its Ryzen 7000 3D V-Cache CPUs
Robert Hallock said that as the technology evolves, they would enable overclocking on 3D V-Cache chips as well, but given AMD’s early promotion of the Zen 4 overclocking capabilities, we may be in for a big surprise. Whether 3D V-Cache-enabled Raphael Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs will be available at launch is unknown.
But, AMD is putting a lot of faith in 3D V-Cache, and it appears that they have increased their wager on the future technology. According to our sources, AMD originally planned to make 20K units of the 5800X3D but is now preparing to ramp up production and provide 50K units per quarter.
The AMD AM4 platform’s final hurrah is looking excellent, as early reviews have noted, but while some may argue that it’s preferable to wait for AM5, there is still a cost worry. Early adopters of the AM5 platform will have to pay a higher price for CPUs, DDR5 memory, and new motherboards due to TSMC’s 5nm pricing bump. Those who keep their AM4 motherboards and update to any intermediate Zen 2 or Zen 3 CPU can wait until 2023 to upgrade their computers.
let’s look forward to the brand new overclocking capabilities on the next-generation Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Zen 4 Desktop CPUs. They’re set to go into mass production this month, so look for an official debut in late Q3 or early Q4.