A next-generation Zen 4 Ryzen CPU has been spotted with a 5.2GHz clock speed

An AMD Ryzen 7000 series engineering sample has been spotted over on the OpenBenchmarking website(via @Petkemano), somebody has tested AMD’s next-generation Zen 4 processors using the Phoronix Test Suite, completing various tests with the new processor. This benchmark listing revealed a lot of new details about AMD’s Zen 4 “Raphael” series processors. 

For starters, the CPU in question was an 8-core model that had sixteen threads and featured a 5.21 GHz clock speed. This clock speed is likely to be the CPU’s boost clock speed, though it is worth remembering that AMD showcased a Zen 4 CPU at CES where “All of those Zen 4 cores are running at 5 GHz”.

AMD’s Ryzen engineering sample was listed as a “Raphael” (RPL) processor on a testing platform called “AMD Splinter-RPL”. The CPU features an integrated graphics solution called GFX1036, which is part of the same AMD GFX1030 branch of RDNA 2 based iGPUs. This confirms that AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series will feature integrated graphics solutions that are based on RDNA 2.

So what does these leaks tell us? It tells us that AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors will offer users much higher core clock speeds, as no Zen 3 processor can boost above 5GHz, and that AMD’s Zen 4 Ryzen processors will feature integrated graphics silicon, a first for AMD’s high-end performance-oriented Ryzen series CPUs. 

AMD plans to host their Computex 2022 keynote on May 23rd at 7am UK time. Here, we expect AMD to release more information about their next-generation Ryzen 7000 series processors, CPUs that will be based on the company’s Zen 4 architecture and use the company’s new AM5 CPU platform. 

At CES, AMD showcased a Ryzen 7000 series CPU running at 5GHz on all cores. It is likely that AMD will give us a taster of Zen 4’s performance at Computex, as AMD is expected to launch their Ryzen 7000 series later this year, around September/October 2022.


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