AMD Ryzen 7000: First details about upcoming Phoenix and Raphael processor families

Today we have some very fresh information about the next generation AMD Ryzen 7000 processors, in their two variants; “Phoenix” for laptops and “Raphael” for desktops.

AMD Ryzen 7000: details on the upcoming APU and desktop CPUs

Information from Patrick Schur suggests that AMD will launch two processor families (CPU and APU) for the next generation of Zen-based CPUs. In fact, this will be the 7th generation to use this main core architecture.

Ryzen 7000 ‘Phoenix’ for notebooks

The new “Phoenix” APUs are designed for FP8 platform laptops and will see the light of day after the launch of the Ryzen 6000 Rembrandt, which are the successors of the current Ryzen 5000 “Cezanne” APUs.

AMD Ryzen 7000: First details about upcoming Phoenix and Raphael processor families

If AMD follows the line of its APU processors, Phoenix would be considered the sixth Zen of the 6th generation, as Renoir is the 3rd generation and Cezanne is the 4th generation.

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The new APUs would use the FP8 platform, replacing the FP7 platform used exclusively for Rembrandt APUs. As expected, the main architecture for Phoenix will be Zen 4 and we could see it in action in 2023.

AMD ‘Raphael’ for the AM5 platform

Raphael will be the line of desktop CPUs that will use the Zen 4 architecture and run under AM5 motherboards. These processors are expected to hit the market in mid-2022.

According to this leak, AMD intends to add RDNA 3 in the desktop Ryzen 7000 processors to catch up with Intel’s offering, which usually adds iGPUs in all its families, except for the variants that explicitly don’t have it.

In addition to the new AM5 socket, it will also use DDR5 memory and the PCIe 5.0 connector interface. Finally, IPC performance in Zen 4 is expected to increase by 25% over Zen 3, which is in line with the usual performance increases with each Zen architecture leap. We’ll keep you posted on the latest news.

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