The YouTube channel Gamers Nexus (1.38 million subscribers) today released some very intriguing information about an as-yet-unannounced product from AMD, codenamed “Raphael”, with a Zen 4 architecture.
According to the host of the YouTube show, this information was received by the channel’s editors last year, however, at that time this information seemed to the guys from Gamers Nexus just a “duck” and they completely refused to publish information unconfirmed by anyone. However, recent leaks from the venerable ExecutableFix about the LGA 1718 (AM5) and additional details about the “Raphael” chips still prompted Gamers Nexus to show a “dusty” slide on their drives.
According to the published slide below, the Raphael processors will indeed consist of one or two 8-core, 16-thread CCDs with Zen4 architecture, manufactured using TSMC N5 technology (5nm), and one cIOD (client IO Die), which will move from 12nm on TSMC N7 (7nm). The leaked slide also confirms previous rumors that Raphel chips will receive integrated NAVI2 graphics:
If this information turns out to be true, then with the arrival of a new generation of AMD processors, the number of cores in top desktop chips will not change and will remain equal to 16.
At the moment there is no specific information about the release date of the AM5 platform and compatible processors with the Zen 4 architecture. The only thing our colleagues are sure of is that the release of the AM5 platform, and therefore new CPUs should not be expected until the second half of 2022. Moreover, before Zen 4 we still have an updated line of Zen 3 chips with 3D V-Cache technology.