AMD’s next-generation Zen 4 architecture Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs have reportedly been discovered in the MilkyWay@Home database.
The MilkyWay@Home project uses the BOINC platform to leverage volunteer computing resources to create a highly accurate three-dimensional model of the Milky Way. There are a number of AMD and Intel CPU systems contributing their computing power to the project, but it looks like someone in AMD’s engineering labs has brought a Ryzen 7000 CPU with Zen 4 technology to bear.
According to BenchLeaks, two chips, the AMD Eng Sample: 100-0000665-21_N [Family 25 Model 96 Stepping 0] and the AMD Eng Sample: 100-0000666-21_N [Family 25 Model 96 Stepping 0] have been spotted on MilkyWay@Home, the former is a 16-core CPU while the latter has only 8 cores.
According to BenchLeaks, the CPUID of these chips identifies them as AMD Raphael ES CPUs, so these are the first examples we’ve seen. While no other details are mentioned in the database, both CPUs have 1024KB of cache, which is double that of the Ryzen 9 5950X, which has a 512KB cache.
Assuming all this, it seems that the 16-core CPU would be the successor to the 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X, perhaps the Ryzen 9 7950X, while the 8-core would be the successor to the Ryzen 7 5800X, perhaps the Ryzen 7 7800X?
If we talk about power consumption, we have to take into account that we will have a TDP of up to 120W, and up to 170W, fighting head to head with Intel.
We also have access to a total of 28x PCI-Express 5.0 lanes, additional support for AVX-512 commands, and native integration of USB 4.0 connectivity.