Just after the 10.1 holiday, AMD released a new generation of Ryzen 5000 series processors, upgraded to the Zen3 architecture, IPC performance jumped 19%, game performance soared 26%, in the single core and game has overtaken the opponent, this time completely turned around. The Zen3 architecture is good and powerful, but there’s one question that’s not confirmed in the process process, which is whether it’s really upgraded to the enhanced N7 Plus process, as rumored?
In the early roadmap, the Zen3 was labeled 7nm plus, and the SUV process is rumoured to be used, but after the March meeting of financial analysts, the official description of the process changed, with both the Zen3 and the upcoming RDNA2 becoming 7nm processes.
So what exactly is Zen3? After themedia, AMD said that the Rye Dragon 5000 series processor is using the Rye Dragon 3000XT series the same process, is more mature 7nm, but not exactly 7nm plus process.
Previously, we have reported that TSMC’s 7nm node has three processes – often referred to as 7nm refers to N7, is the earliest mass production of 7nm, Rye Dragon 3000 and Rye Dragon 4000 APU are the same.
In addition, 7nm has an N7P Enhanced Process (often called 7nm Plus) and a 7nm Plus EUV process, which uses mainly EUV lithography machines, while the N7P is fully compatible with the N7, with a 7% performance improvement and a 10% reduction in power consumption.
In short, TSMC’s new process is a bit messy, the three 7nm actually different is not big, mainly TSMC in order to ensure the progress of the introduction of different branches.
Back to the AMD side, before the unified name change to 7nm process when there is a hunch that it is not possible to use the enhanced version of the 7nm plus process, can now be confirmed – Ryzen 5000/Zen3 7nm process is the previous 7nm process optimization, in fact, there is no major upgrade.
For AMD, this should maximize the use of existing resources, after all, the N7P process will only be more expensive, the EUV version of 7nm is more expensive.