Highly anticipated: Every day that passes is one other day nearer to Zen 3’s launch. Now, what may very well be the primary particulars on AMD’s flagship client half have leaked, and if true, it may lastly give group pink’s chips the sting towards rival Intel in relation to gaming.
According to Igor’s Lab, the Ryzen 9 4950X will probably be a 16-core/32-thread CPU like its 3950X predecessor, however its increase frequency has been upped to 4.eight GHz.
The info comes from an OPN code that Igor obtained, which reads: “100-000000059-52_48/35_Y.” Breaking that down, the 35 on the finish of the string represents a 3.5 GHz base clock, whereas the 4.eight the precedes it’s a increase clock of 4.eight GHz.
While that is solely 100 MHz quicker than the Ryzen 9 3950X, that is reportedly an engineering pattern, so the ultimate product may see an additional increase to the clock pace, probably placing it nearer to Intel’s 5GHz chips. While AMD’s processors have lengthy boasted extra cores than its rival, Chipzilla’s greater frequencies have helped it declare the gaming crown. With the Vermeer processors, that might all change, particularly as they use the brand new 7nm+ Zen Three structure.
We additionally do not know if the upcoming chips are going to be referred to as the 4000-series, seeing as AMD already makes use of that title for its Zen 2-based APUs, together with the Ryzen 9 4900HS and Ryzen 5 4500U. It’s attainable that AMD will go for the 5000 nomenclature. If so, the chip right here will probably be referred to as the Ryzen 5950X.
While AMD’s roadmaps present its Zen 3-based Milan information heart chips slated for launch this yr, the corporate had been quiet when it got here to the buyer Vermeer CPUs. Thankfully, it not too long ago confirmed that they too would arrive in 2020, in all probability quickly after Intel launches its 10nm Tiger Lake CPUs in September.