8 Zen 4 Cores, 5.2 GHz Max Clocks, RDNA 2 ‘GFX1036’ Integrated Graphics Clocked at 2.0 GHz

The latest AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ engineering sample desktop CPU with 8 Zen 4 cores has been spotted in the Openbenchmarking database. We’ve seen Ryzen 7000 CPUs appear several times now, but the latest entry gives us a more detailed look at the preliminary specs, and things are looking good for the next-generation AM5 CPU.

AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ ES Desktop CPU Spotted: 8 Zen 4 cores clocked at up to 5.2GHz, RDNA 2 iGPU clocked at 2.0GHz

The AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ ES Desktop CPU spotted in the Openbenchmarking database is part of the Phoronix Test Suite 10.8.3 used for the verification and validation testing phases. The specific CPU doesn’t necessarily say which Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPU this is, as it’s still a bit early, but the platform and OPN code confirms that this is indeed an AM5 CPU example.

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So starting with the details, the specific AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU has an OPN code of ‘100-000000666’ and is the same example we reported earlier this year. The core configuration is also similar to the previous examples, with the chip rocking the Zen 4 core architecture with a total of 8 cores and a total of 16 threads. Most interestingly, this chip clocked up to 5.21 GHz, which is a big boost over the existing chips. In comparison, the current fastest 8-core Zen 3 chip, the Ryzen 7 5800X, is clocked at 4.7GHz. So even in its preliminary state, the Zen 4 chip offers an 11% clock boost. Over 5GHz wouldn’t be a surprise on a single-core, as AMD showed off a prototype Ryzen 7000 chip running at 5GHz across all cores at CES 2022 as early as CES 2022.

The platform on which the AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ ES Desktop CPU has been tested is also interesting in itself. We are looking at a new reference platform known as AMD Splinter-RPL (WS22427N000 BIOS), 16 GB memory (certainly DDR5 as that’s what AM5 will support) and a standard storage/OS configuration. Another aspect of the Ryzen 7000 ES Desktop CPU is that it rocks an iGPU and not just any iGPU, but one with RDNA 2 cores.

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AMD Mainstream Desktop CPU Generations Comparison:

AMD CPU Family code name Processor Process Processors Cores/Wires (Max) TDPs Platform Platform chipset Memory support PCIe support launch
Ryzen 1000 Top Ridge 14nm (Zen1) 8/16 95W AM4 300 series DDR4-2677 Gen 3.0 2017
Ryzen 2000 Pinnacle Ridge 12nm (Zen+) 8/16 105W AM4 400 series DDR4-2933 Gen 3.0 2018
Ryzen 3000 Matisse 7nm (Zen 2) 16/32 105W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2019
Ryzen 5000 Vermeer 7nm (Zen3) 16/32 105W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2020
Ryzen 5000 3D warhol? 7nm (Zen 3D) 8/16 105W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 Raphael 5nm (Zen4) 16/32? 105-170W AM5 600 series DDR5-5200/5600? Gen 5.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 3D Raphael 5nm (Zen4) 16/32? 105-170W AM5 600 series DDR5-5200/5600? Gen 5.0 2023
Ryzen 8000 granite edge 3nm (Zen5)? Not yet known Not yet known AM5 700 series? DDR5-5600+ Gen 5.0 2024-2025?

Indeed, AMD’s Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Desktop CPUs are expected to offer an iGPU based on the new RDNA 2 graphics architecture. Some have stated that this iGPU will have 2 or 4 CUs, so 1 or 2 WGPs. The specific iGPU is listed as ‘GFX1036’ and has 512MB of shared memory. The clock has a speed of up to 2000 MHz, although we are not sure if this is a correct listing or not. The iGPU shares its core design with AMD’s Rembrandt APUs and therefore offers a comparable Radeon HD audio suit. AMD will introduce Raphael in two variants, Desktop and Mobile. The Desktop parts will keep their Raphael codename, while the Mobile parts have been renamed Dragon Range. Both will share a similar die, similar to Intel’s Alder Lake-S (Desktop) and Alder Lake-HX (Mobile) SKUs. So it is likely that a similar iGPU configuration will also be seen on Dragon Range chips.

Finally, the performance of the iGPU was revealed in the OpenBenchmarking database, but it is of little use as the clock speeds were unknown. A 2-4 CU RDNA 2 iGPU will be able to deliver performance similar to AMD’s Vega iGPUs, thanks mainly to the higher TDP limits with Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ chips expected to come in 170W flavors. That said, it looks like AMD will have a big reveal for Raphael and the AM5 platform on Computex 2022 in a few weeks.

News source: @Petykemano

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