The AMD Ryzen 4000 Series (codenamed Vermeer) desktop processor based on the Zen 3 architecture may have some interesting new features, WCCFTech reported, citing 1usmus. As the maker of the Rye Dragon Memory Frequency Calculator and The ClockTuner utility, the credibility of the 1usmus burst is still quite high. One of the most interesting is that AMD may offer consumers a 10-core version of the Rye Dragon 4000 Series desktop processor.
1usmus claims to have been confirmed from the new AGESA 184.108.40.206 firmware, and at least one 10-core Rye Dragon 4000 CPU will appear in the new lineup.
From this point of view, AMD is confident in the performance of the Zen 3, and it is expected that this 10-core SKU will be standard Intel’s Core i9-10900K (10nm Comet Lake-S).
It’s important to note that while there are indeed 10 core CPUs in the Intel 14nm family, this option doesn’t seem to be available in the 11th generation consumer product line (the maximum number of cores is limited to 8 cores).
WCCFTech notes that it is understood that the Rocket Lake-S CPU will have a new architecture, but the number of cores is not as large as the AMD Rye 4000 Series desktop processors.
The Zen 3 is expected to make 16-core/32-thread AMD desktop processors more popular, and Intel will continue to compete with half of its cores until alder Lake is available in 2021.
In addition, 1usmus highlights two other interesting features of the Zen 3 new product, the so-called Curve Optimizer, which allows users to configure the acceleration frequency of the Ryzen processor and define the frequency of each core without any restrictions.
As for the CCX module design for the next generation of Zen 3 desktop processors, and the surprise performance of the overclocking utility, it’s worth looking forward to.
Another feature is related to the Infinity Fabric (IF split) feature, which allows higher IMC frequencies to be achieved in mixed mode. There is also load balancing for each set of CCX modules, which is said to be broken down into 10 (5 plus 5) / 12 (6 plus 6) / 16 (8 plus 8) cores.
That’s the latest information we’ve learned about the AMD Zen 3 architecture, which is expected to be the best CPU design since the first generation of the Zen architecture. It has been radically improved overall and focuses on significant IPC gain, faster silent frequencies, and dynamic acceleration frequencies.
AmD has proven itself well so far, and Zen 3 brings a new CPU architecture that helps achieve significant improvements in IPC performance, faster clock frequencies, and even more cores.
Some rumors even point out that its IPC performance has improved by 17% and floating-point operations have skyrocketed by 30% thanks to the redesign of the main cache.
In the demo of the EPYC platform, you can see that cache design has indeed under-changed significantly. The demo shows that Zen 3 will have the same cache design (Zen 3 is still independent of each CCX module), so the accessible cache for each Zen 3 kernel has essentially doubled.
Finally, cpu master frequencies are expected to increase by 200 to 300 MHz, further narrowing the gap with competitors (Intel Ten-Generation Core). For consumers, the Rye 4000 Series will also be the last generation of desktop processors with AM4 motherboard slots.
Subsequent AM5 and X670 chipsets or enhanced PCIe 4.0 / DDR5 / USB4 support, and more M.2, SATA, USB 3.2 extended I/O.