Yesterday, Igor exposed many of the details of the Ryzen Vermeer desktop processor, and the flagship Ryzen 9 4950X caught our eye. The frequency of the early engineering samples has reached 4.8GHz, but the new batch is only 100MHz lower than the 5GHz. WCCFTech reported that the AMD Ryzen 9 4850X processor with Zen 3 architecture features a 16-core / 32-thread design and accelerates 200MHz to 4.9GHz over the previous generation 3950X.
The Ryzen Vermeer desktop processor exposed by Igor’s Lab has an OPN code of “100-000000065-04?46/36 _Y”, consistent with the AMD Ryzen 9 4950X. It has 16 cores / 32 threads, a base frequency of 3.7GHz, and an acceleration frequency of 4.9GHz.
However, the base frequency of the other variant (suspected early engineering samples) is only 3.6GHz and the acceleration frequency is only 4.6GHz. For comparison, the new batch’s base-to-base frequency is increased by 200MHz and the dynamic acceleration frequency is increased by 100MHz.
The Ryzen 9 4950X has a 200MHz base-on-base frequency and an acceleration of 100MHz compared to the current generation of Ryzen 9 3950X processors. Even though we are still in the ES phase, we’re still impressed with its performance.
Judging by the 4.9GHz frequency of zen 3’s early ES samples, AMD is promising to offer a high-performance version of 5GHz in the Ryzen 4000 Series Vermeer desktop CPU family.
Igor’s Lab mentioned earlier that the Zen 3 architecture-based Ryzen Vermeer processor is already in the B0 step, meaning it will soon be in mass production. And while the A0 version looks earlier, Igor’s Lab shares the OPN code for multiple 8-core, 16-core chips:
OPN 1:100-000000065-04?46/36 _Y (16 cores)
OPN 2:100-000000061-06?49/37 _Y (16 cores)
OPN 1:100-000000059-14-46 / 37_Y (16 cores)
OPN 2:100-000000059-15-46 / 37_N (16 cores)
OPN 1:100-000000063-07-46 / 40_N (8 cores)
OPN 2:100-000000063-08-46 / 40_Y (8 cores)
OPN 3:100-000000063-23-44 / 38_N (8 cores)
The Zen 3 architecture is said to offer the best CPU design since zen was introduced, and in addition to the overall overhaul, AMD focuses on three key features, namely IPC performance gains, faster clock frequencies, and higher energy efficiency ratios (the benefits of boxes are not greater).
Rumor has it that thanks to the redesign of the main cache, the IPC performance of the Zen 3 processor has increased by 17% and floating-point operation by 50%.
In the demo of the Epyc server CPU product line, we saw significant changes in cache design, showing that Zen 3 will provide a unified cache design with twice as much cache for kernels and access as it was in the Zen 2 era.
The Ritron 4000 Vermeer desktop processor is also expected to increase the clock frequency by 200 to 300 MHz, bringing it closer to Intel’s 10th-generation Core.
At the same time, AMD will retain support for existing AM4 slots, but Vermeer may be the last generation of the Ryzen 4000 CPU product line that supports this interface.