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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6 Core Reportedly Offers Better Gaming Performance Than Intel Core i7-10700 8 Core CPU, Ryzen 5 5600 Comes In Early 2021 With a $220 US Price

In addition to the Ryzen 5 5600X 6 Core CPU, AMD is also readying the Ryzen 5 5600 which aims to be one of the best mainstream gaming chips under $250 US. The report comes from a China-based tech outlet (via Harukaze5719) which reports that the chip is expected to launch sometime in 2021.

AMD Readies Ryzen 5 5600 6 Core CPU For Around $220 US, Ryzen 5 5600X 6 Core Offers Better Gaming Performance Than the Intel Core i7-10700 8 Core CPU

First up, the report talks about the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X which is a CPU that has been made official by AMD on 8th October. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X features 6 cores and 12 threads with a base clock of 3.70 GHz and a boost clock of 4.60 GHz. Compared to the Ryzen 5 3600XT, the CPU has a 0.1 GHz lower base clock but a 0.1 GHz higher boost clock. The Ryzen 5000 CPUs are also based on the new and improved Zen 3 core architecture featuring a more efficient 7nm process node from TSMC. It’s still based on the chiplet design and comes with a 12nm I/O die.

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The CPU features a 35 MB of total cache (L2 + L3) and will feature a single CCD (Core Complex Die). The CPU will come with a 65W TDP and include a boxed cooler in the package with a retail cost of $299 US, available on the 5th of November.

During its official presentation, AMD compared the Ryzen 5 5600X to the Intel Core i5-10600K, both of which have a retail price of $299 US. The Ryzen 5 5600X is said to offer 19% better single-thread performance per dollar, 20% better multi-threaded performance per dollar, and also 13% better gaming performance (1080p) per dollar values.

The source however says that the Ryzen 5 5600X has enough muscle to even tackle the 8 core Core i7-10700 which retails for $50 US more and has higher clocks up to 4.8 GHz and even higher power limits than the Ryzen 5 5600X. The Ryzen 5000 processors also have overclocking enabled which is only available on the “K” unlocked SKUs from Intel. Intel’s 400-series boards do feature power limit adjustments to allow for higher base clocks but that’s not proper overclocking as some users seem to call it these days. Overall, the Ryzen 5 5600X’s $299 US price seems to be justifiable if the figures in gaming turn out to be true.

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600 6 Core CPU Specifications:

There’s also the AMD Ryzen 5 5600 which is said to launch early next year. The CPU will feature 6 cores and 12 threads and slightly lower clocks than the Ryzen 5 5600X. The CPU will feature a TDP of 65W and is said to hit a retail price of $220 US. The Ryzen 5 5600 will most definitely feature OC support making the performance figures end up close to the Ryzen 5 5600X.

If that’s the case, then the Ryzen 5 5600 has the potential to become the best mainstream chip for 2021, outpacing the Ryzen 5 3600/3600X which are some of the most popular mainstream gaming processors out in the market today. We will keep you posted if we hear about more Ryzen 5000 SKUs.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series “Vermeer” CPU Lineup

CPU Name Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock Cache (L2+L3) PCIe Lanes (Gen 4 CPU+PCH) TDP Price
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16/32 3.4 GHz 4.9 GHz 72 MB TBA 105W $799 US
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12/24 3.7 GHz 4.8 GHz 70 MB TBA 105W $549 US
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8/16 3.8 GHz 4.7 GHz 36 MB TBA 105W $449 US
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6/12 3.7 GHz 4.6 GHz 35 MB TBA 65W $299 US
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 6/12 TBA TBA 32 MB TBA 65W $219 US?
AMD Big Navi “Radeon RX 6000” Graphics Cards Rumored To Feature Infinity Cache, Could Help Assist Bandwidth_5f7de97e7e190.png

AMD Big Navi “Radeon RX 6000” Graphics Cards Rumored To Feature Infinity Cache, Could Help Assist Bandwidth

AMD’s next-generation RDNA 2 based graphics cards including the Big Navi GPU-based Radeon RX 6900 XT might feature a new technology known as Infinity Cache. The technology has been part of rumors for a while now but Videocardz states that they have received confirmation regarding the implementation of the said feature in the upcoming Radeon RX 6000 series cards.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series “RDNA 2” Graphics Cards Expected To Feature Infinity Cache Technology

Speculation regarding Infinity Cache began a while ago when the first specifications started to leak out for the Radeon RX 6000 series lineup. RedGamingTech speculated that AMD could introduce its new Infinity Cache technology to assist with bandwidth given the smaller bus interfaces that the RX 6000 series are expected to adopt.

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Videocardz has not only received a confirmation of a smaller sized yet fast cache available on RDNA 2 GPUs but also found a trademark of the technology which was registered a couple of days ago. Its likely that AMD’s Infinity cache would assist in pumping out higher bandwidth to the GPUs so that they aren’t virtually starved out given their smaller bus interface and standard memory bandwidth compared to the competition.

AMD’s flagship, the rumored Radeon RX 6900 XT, which is going to feature the Big Navi “Navi 21” GPU is said to adopt a 256-bit bus interface. The card could utilize 16 Gbps memory dies that will deliver a total bandwidth of 512 GB/s. For comparison, the NVIDIA GA102 GPUs feature up to 19.5 Gbps dies across a 384-bit bus interface delivering close to 1 TB/s bandwidth.

Given the scale of AMD’s Big Navi GPU, the 512 GB/s might be inadequate but does save a lot of manufacturing costs. At the same time, a secondary cache in the form of Infinity Cache can help assist with even higher bandwidth which would leverage performance in games and professional applications in higher-res gaming.

AMD’s RTG Flagship GPUs Comparison:

Graphics Card AMD Radeon R9 Fury X AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 AMD Radeon VII AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
GPU Codename Fiji XT Vega 10 XT Vega 20 XT Navi 10 XT Navi 21 XT?
GPU Process 28nm 14nm 7nm 7nm 7nm+?
Transistors 8.9 Billion 12.5 Billion 13.3 Billion 10.3 Billion TBA
Die Size 596mm2 495mm2 331mm2 251mm2 ~500-540mm2
Compute Units 64 64 60 40 80?
Stream Processors 4096 4096 3840 2560 5120?
TMUs/ROPs 256/64 256/64 240/64 160/64 TBA
Base Clock 1050 MHz 1247 MHz 1400 MHz 1605 MHz TBA
Boost Clock 1050 MHz 1546 MHz 1750 MHz 1905 MHz TBA
Memory Size 4 GB HBM1 8 GB HBM2 16 GB HBM2 8 GB GDDR6 16 GB GDDR6?
Memory Bus 4096-bit 2048-bit 4096-bit 256-bit 256-bit?
Bandwidth 512 GB/s 484 GB/s 1024 GB/s 448 GB/s 512 GB/s?
TDP 275W 295W 295W 225W TBA
Price $649 $499 $699 $399 US TBA
Launch 2015 2017 2019 2019 2020

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The technology does sound promising and something to look forward to but we have to wait and see whether its real or not because we also heard rumors of brand new tech for Ampere cards too (Traversal Coprocessor) prior to the launch which turned out to be inaccurate.

AMD will officially be unveiling its Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card family on October 28th. The second half of 2020 would definitely be interesting times for all the hardware enthusiasts and mainstream PC gamers who are looking forward to upgrading their PCs with the best hardware.

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Intel Sapphire Rapids: MCM Design, 56 Golden Cove Cores, 64GB HBM2 On-Board Memory, Massive IPC Improvement and 400 Watt TDP_5f7de96be5225.png

Intel Sapphire Rapids: MCM Design, 56 Golden Cove Cores, 64GB HBM2 On-Board Memory, Massive IPC Improvement and 400 Watt TDP

Intel’s Sapphire Rapids platform is going to succeed the embattled Ice Lake CPUs in 2021. They are going to be based on SuperFin Enhanced architecture and feature some serious IPC improvements and architectural features. According to a big leak by Mathew over at Adored TV, the platform is based on MCM design, will feature 56 cores and will have 400-watt TDP. This is a pretty juicy leak and Mathew has proven to be a reliable source of information in the past but we will still urge the slightest bit of salt simply because of the magnitude of this leak.

Intel Sapphire Rapids embraces MCM design, HBM2 memory, up to 56 cores based on 10nm+++ process and 400-watt TDP

At their Architecture Day 2020, Intel confirmed the launch of its upcoming Sapphire Rapids CPU platform in 2021. Sapphire Rapids will feature support for DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 and will truly be a “next-generation” data center chip with the addition of the CXL 1.1 interconnect. The company has also plans to release the OneAPI (going gold) later this year which should tie up their master plan of a unified datacenter ecosystem quite nicely.

While the company did not reveal the exact process Saphire Rapids is based on, we can infer that it will likely be based on the company’s 10nm SuperFin Enhanced process because it succeeds Ice Lake processors (which are based on vanilla 10nm) and because it uses TME (Total Memory Encryption is an architectural design that encrypts the memory completely so even if someone dumps the RAM – they would just get garbage data). This feature is also present in Tiger Lake – which is based on 10nm SuperFin – which lends credence to Sapphire Rapids being based on the same (or more advanced) process as well.

AMD has already promised new memory along with new capabilities for the Genoa lineup which would include support for DDR5, PCIe 5.0, and more. Intel plans to tackle AMD in two key departments with Sapphire Rapids, one being increased per core output (performance) and decreased TCO($) per core. With CXL and a complimentary Intel ecosystem in place, single-threaded performance alone is not enough to justify a transition to AMD parts – or at least that is what Intel is rationalizing.

According to the slides leaked by AdoredTV, the Sapphire Rapids constructions will consist of 4 CPU tiles with 14 cores each. There will apparently be a disabled core present in each tile as well (likely due to yield issues) which means that the overall core count could extend to 60 cores if yields improve significantly. It also does not appear that Intel’s design will use an IO die – considering their past philosophy with mesh architectures.

The Saphhire Rapids CPUs will contain 4 HBM2 stacks with a maximum memory of 64 GB (16GB each). The total bandwidth from these stacks will be 1 TB/s. According to Mathew’s source, HBM2 and GDDR5 will be able to work together in flat, caching/2LM and hybrid modes. The presence of memory so near to the die would do absolute wonders for certain workloads that require huge data sets and will basically act as an L4 cache.

Moving on, we learn that Sapphire Rapids will ship with 80 PCIe 5.0 lanes on the flagship parts and up to 64 lanes on the rest. CXL is supported and DDR5 memory up to 4800 MHz will be present as well. The channels remain at 8 channels per CPU. Optane memory is supported as well, naturally. The source also confirms the use of Golden Cove architecture (which is also present in Alder Lake) and will significantly increase IPC over ICL (which is not based on SuperFin by the way). Bfloat 16 will be supported as well for AI-related workloads and initially, we will only get the 56 core versions.

The source also mentioned some caveats associated with Sapphire Rapids. The TDP of the processors are going to be a whopping 400 watts for the higher-end parts. To be clear, however, the wattage of a datacenter processor doesn’t matter. It has to be offset by performance gains and only the TCO (or Total Cost of Ownership) really matters in this environment. 300 Watts for the lower end parts is still, however, significantly higher than AMD’s Genoa CPU which is going to ship sometime in late 2021. According to the report, Intel will launch Sapphire Rapids just before AMD’s Genoa launch.

Sapphire Rapids is shaping up to be an absolute beast of a platform on paper. We can all hope that real life performance is up to par with all these specifications because lately the company hasn’t been able to provide much competition to AMD. One thing is for sure though, 2021 is going to be an absolutely spectacular year for technology enthusiasts as the semiconductor wars heat up to new heights.

AMD Big Navi “Navi 21” GPU For Flagship Radeon R9 6900 XT Graphics Card Allegedly Pictured, Massive Die & GDDR6 Memory Confirmed_5f7901bcae3fc.jpeg

AMD Big Navi “Navi 21” GPU For Flagship Radeon R9 6900 XT Graphics Card Allegedly Pictured, Massive Die & GDDR6 Memory Confirmed

An alleged picture of AMD’s Big Navi “Navi 21” GPU which would power the next-generation flagship, Radeon RX 6900 XT, graphics card has been leaked out by Coreteks. Powered by the RDNA2 architecture, the AMD Big Navi GPU looks to be massive in size when compared to past AMD flagship GPU offerings.

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT’d “Big Navi” RDNA 2 GPU Allegedly Pictured, Massive Die & GDDR6 Memory

Coreteks has removed all references and labels over the GPU die to mask his sources but he did state that the GPU we are looking at is indeed the Big Navi “Navi 21” GPU which is going to be featured on the flagship Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card. The GPU seems fairly large & is said to measure at around 536mm2 though those are just rough calculations and the final die size could be higher or lower. The die size also seems to be close to the previous rumors which pointed out a 505mm2 die size for the flagship GPU.

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One key aspect of this leak is that it shows the alleged Navi 21 GPU in a fairly standard die package. This would point out to a GDDR6 based memory configuration rather than HBM2(e) as many leaks have pointed out in the past. There is still some speculation that the Navi 21 XT and XL dies will be featuring standard GDDR6 configurations while the Navi 21 XTX die is going to utilize HBM2(e) sub-system for memory but that is speculation territory and hasn’t been confirmed yet.

The recent leaks along with the leaked PCB pictures of the card suggest that it would feature 16 GB of GDDR6 memory across a 256-bit bus interface.  Do note that 16 GB VRAM is also possible with a 512-bit interface so AMD is also open to that option when the final specifications are released. We a few weeks to go till the line-up reveal but AMD and the tech press are providing us with a handful of teaser and leaks in the meanwhile.

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As for the designs themselves, the Radeon RX 6000 flagship cooling design looks amazing with the red and black design. The card features a triple axial-tech fan setup on the shroud and has a large aluminum heatsink that runs beneath it. The card has a LED-lit Radeon logo on the side and there is a large cut out on the side for the fans to vent out hot air. This design is very reminiscent of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series Founders Edition cooler. The card will feature dual 8-pin power and display ports would include a USB Type-C (VirtualLink), 1 HDMI, and 2 DisplayPort connectors.

The card also features a fancy backplate along with a retention bracket to hold the cooler in place. The Radeon RX “Big Navi” GPU looks like it will come in the standard 2-slot reference design which is the same as NVIDIA’s flagship RTX 3080 but not as huge as the triple-slot GeForce RTX 3090.

Here’s Everything We Know About RDNA 2 Based Radeon RX Navi 6000 Desktop GPUs

The AMD RDNA 2 based Radeon RX Navi 2x graphics card family is also touted to disrupt the 4K gaming segment similar to how Ryzen disrupted the entire CPU landscape. That’s a pretty bold claim from AMD themselves but leaks and rumors are suggesting that this might be the case for AMD’s next-generation Radeon RX graphics cards.

AMD unveiled that its RDNA 2 GPUs will deliver a similar performance jump over the first-gen RDNA GPUs like Zen 2 delivered over Zen 1. The first RDNA GPUs delivered a massive 50% increase in performance per watt over GCN architecture and RDNA 2 GPUs are expected to do the same over RDNA 1, delivering another 50% increase in performance per watt.

According to the roadmap shared by AMD, the RDNA 2 GPUs would feature three key features that will be part of the new GPU architecture. First and foremost is the performance per watt increase which is due to a number of reasons. AMD will be shifting from TSMC’s 7nm process to the more advanced 7nm process node. The new process node itself increases transistor efficiency on the new GPUs while decreasing its overall size, allowing AMD to cram more performance in a much smaller package.

The key changes that have led to a 50% increase in performance per watt include a redesigned micro-architecture with improved performance-per-clock (IPC), a logic enhancement that helps reduce design complexity and switching power, and physical optimizations such as increased clock speeds.

AMD has also announced that RDNA 2 GPUs would feature VRS (Variable Rate Shading) and hardware-accelerated ray tracing. AMD is following suit with NVIDIA here who have already implemented the said technologies on its Turing GPU based GeForce RTX graphics cards. With the launch of the new consoles from Microsoft and Sony imminent, AMD is going to work to provide these features with its own optimization framework to developers for integration within next-generation gaming titles.

AMD has also recently showcased its RDNA 2 GPUs running Microsoft’s DXR 1.1 (DirectX 12 API Ultimate) demo internally which utilizes hardware-accelerated ray tracing. AMD’s approach to ray tracing is to offer simplified development and speedy adopting and that is definitely possible through consoles where the mass majority of game developers focus their efforts towards.

AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, has already stated that we can expect a new RDNA 2 GPU based Radeon RX high-end family and a 7nm RDNA refresh family to launch this year. The same was stated during the presentation in which it was stated that the “Navi 2x” lineup would scale from top to bottom and as the name suggests, would deliver twice the performance efficiency increase over the first-generation RX graphics cards. AMD’s CFO, Devinder Kumar also shed some light on the RDNA 2 GPU based Radeon RX products for the PC platform, stating that PCs will be first to get a taste of the new architecture in the form of the Big Navi (Halo) graphics card followed by mainstream GPUs.

“There’s a lot of excitement for Navi 2, or what our fans have dubbed as the Big Navi“

“Big Navi is a halo product”

“Enthusiasts love to buy the best, and we are certainly working on giving them the best”.

“RDNA 2 architecture goes through the entire stack“

“it will go from mainstream GPUs all the way up to the enthusiasts and then the architecture also goes into the game console products… as well as our integrated APU products.

“This allows us to leverage the larger ecosystem, accelerate the development of exciting features like ray tracing and more.”

via AMD’s CFO, Devinder Kumar

Some of the features to expect from 2nd Generation RDNA Navi GPUs would be:

  • Optimized 7nm process node
  • Enthusiast-grade desktop graphics card options
  • Hardware-Level Ray Tracing Support
  • A mix of GDDR6 graphics cards
  • More power-efficient than First-Gen Navi GPUs

One of the key features on the Big Navi Radeon RX GPU is that it is going to disrupt the 4K gaming segment, similar to how Ryzen disrupted the entire CPU segment. These are some bold claims by AMD, but if those rumored specifications are anything to go by, then these claims may not be that far fetched.

“With the Radeon 5000-series we are essentially covering 90-something-percent of the total PC gamers today,” says Chandrasekhar. “And so that’s the reason why no 4K right now, it’s because the vast majority of them are at 1440p and 1080p.

“That doesn’t mean a 4K-capable GPU isn’t coming, it is coming, but for here and now we want to focus on the vast majority of gamers.”

“Similar to Ryzen,” he says, “all of us need a thriving Radeon GPU ecosystem. So, are we going after 4K, and going to similarly disrupt 4K? Absolutely, you can count on that. But that’s all I can say right now.”

– PCGamesN

Once again, AMD in its own presentation emphasized enthusiast-class performance for the RDNA 2 based Radeon RX ‘Navi 2X’ GPUs so that’s something to consider. The competition however from the other side won’t just go eyes closed as AMD launches its high-performance graphics cards.

AMD will officially be unveiling its Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card family on October 28th. The second half of 2020 would definitely be interesting times for all the hardware enthusiasts and mainstream PC gamers who are looking forward to upgrading their PCs with the best hardware.

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Alleged AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core & 24 Thread Zen 3 CPU Benchmark Leaks Out – Up To 15% Faster In Multi-Threaded & 25% Faster In Single-Threaded Tests Versus Ryzen 9 3900X_5f7541fc40972.png

Alleged AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core & 24 Thread Zen 3 CPU Benchmark Leaks Out – Up To 15% Faster In Multi-Threaded & 25% Faster In Single-Threaded Tests Versus Ryzen 9 3900X

Alleged benchmarks of the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 core and 24 thread Zen 3 CPU have leaked out and the performance increase over its predecessor is just spectacular. The leak comes in the form of a CPU-z screenshot of a 12 core and 24 thread AMD CPU running the single and multi-threaded tests as spotted by Twitter fellow, @9550pro.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core & 24 Thread Zen 3 CPU Alleged Benchmarks Leak Out – Up To 25% Faster Single-Core Performance Versus The Ryzen 9 3900X

The CPU-z screenshot shows an unreleased AMD processor with the 100-000000061-08 string. As per the details mentioned on the CPU-z application, the chip seems to feature a 12 core config as 24 threads are mentioned. As such, this could possibly be the first benchmark for the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X which is a next-generation Zen 3 powered processor that would feature 12 core & 24 thread design and replace the existing Ryzen 9 3900X CPU.

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There are no specifics about what clocks the alleged AMD Ryzen 9 5900X chip was run at or what platform and memory were used but it is highly liked that the tests were carried out on stock clocks which should be around 5 GHz based on a recent rumor. As for performance, the chip scored 652.8 points in the single-core test which is 27% faster than the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and up to 25% faster than the Ryzen 9 3900X.

Coming to the multi-threaded performance test, the alleged AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU scored a total of 9481 points which is a massive 75% improvement over the Ryzen 7 3700X & a 15% improvement over the Ryzen 9 3900X.

Now once again, we don’t know for sure if this is indeed the Ryzen 9 5900X or some other chip or even if this benchmark is legitimate but if real, we are looking at an impressive performance jump over the Ryzen 3000 CPUs. The AMD Ryzen 5000 series lineup based on Zen 3 core architecture is officially set to be unveiled on the 8th of October or next week with recent rumors pointing to retail launch around the end of October. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X benchmarks also leaked out just a few days ago.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series “Vermeer” CPU Lineup

CPU Name Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock Cache (L2+L3) PCIe Lanes (Gen 4 CPU+PCH) TDP Price
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16/32 TBA TBA 72 MB TBA TBA TBA
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12/24 TBA TBA 70 MB TBA TBA TBA
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8/16 TBA TBA 36 MB TBA TBA TBA
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6/12 TBA TBA 35 MB TBA TBA TBA

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The AMD Zen 3 architecture is said to be the greatest CPU design since the original Zen. It is a chip that has been completely revamped from the group up and focuses on three key features of which include significant IPC gains, faster clocks, and higher efficiency.

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AMD has so far confirmed themselves that Zen 3 brings a brand new CPU architecture, which helps deliver significant IPC gains, faster clocks, and even higher core counts than before. Some rumors have even pointed to a 17% increase in IPC and a 50% increase in Zen 3’s floating-point operations along with a major cache redesign.

We also got to see a major change to the cache design in an EPYC presentation, which showed that Zen 3 would be offering a unified cache design which should essentially double the cache that each Zen 3 core could have access compared to Zen 2.

The CPUs are also expected to get up to 200-300 MHz clock boost, which should bring Zen 3 based Ryzen processors close to the 10th Generation Intel Core offerings. That, along with the massive IPC increase and general changes to the architecture, would result in much faster performance than existing Ryzen 3000 processors, which already made a huge jump over Ryzen 2000 and Ryzen 1000 processors while being an evolutionary product rather than revolutionary, as AMD unveiled very recently.

The key thing to consider is that we will get to see the return of the chiplet architecture and AMD will retain support on the existing AM4 socket. The AM4 socket was to last until 2020 so it is likely that the Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 CPUs would be the last family to utilize the socket before AMD goes to AM5 which would be designed around the future technologies such as DDR5 and USB 4.0. AMD’s X670 chipset was also hinted as to arrive by the end of this year and will feature enhanced PCIe Gen 4.0 support and increased I/O in the form of more M.2, SATA, and USB 3.2 ports.

It was recently confirmed by AMD that Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs will only be supported by 400 & 500-series chipsets while 300-series support would be left out.

AMD had also recently confirmed that Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 desktop processors would mark the continuation of its high-performance journey. The Zen 3 architecture would be first available on the consumer desktop platform with the launch of the Vermeer family of CPUs that will replace the 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Matisse family of CPUs.

So, what’s next for AMD in the PC space? Well, I cannot share too much, but I can say our high-performance journey continues with our first “Zen 3” Client processor on-track to launch later this year. I will wrap by saying you haven’t seen the best of us yet.

AMD Executive Vice President of Computing & Graphics – Rick Bergman

As of now, the competitive advantage that AMD has with its Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 is just way too big compared to whatever Intel has in their sleeves for this year, and Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 CPUs are going to push that envelope even further. Expect AMD to unveil its next-generation Ryzen CPUs and the underlying Zen 3 core architecture on 8th October.

AMD CPU Roadmap (2018-2020)

Ryzen Family Ryzen 1000 Series Ryzen 2000 Series Ryzen 3000 Series Ryzen 4000 Series Ryzen 5000 Series Ryzen 6000 Series
Architecture Zen (1) Zen (1) / Zen+ Zen (2) / Zen+ Zen (3) / Zen 2 Zen (3)+ / Zen 3? Zen (4) / Zen 3?
Process Node 14nm 14nm / 12nm 7nm 7nm+ / 7nm 7nm+ / 7nm 5nm / 7nm+
Server EPYC ‘Naples’ EPYC ‘Naples’ EPYC ‘Rome’ EPYC ‘Milan’ EPYC ‘Milan’ EPYC ‘Genoa’
Max Server Cores / Threads 32/64 32/64 64/128 64/128 TBD TBD
High End Desktop Ryzen Threadripper 1000 Series (White Haven) Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series (Coflax) Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series (Castle Peak) Ryzen Threadripper 4000 Series (Genesis Peak) Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series Ryzen Threadripper 6000 Series
Max HEDT Cores / Threads 16/32 32/64 64/128 64/128? TBD TBD
Mainstream Desktop Ryzen 1000 Series (Summit Ridge) Ryzen 2000 Series (Pinnacle Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Matisse) Ryzen 4000 Series (Vermeer) Ryzen 5000 Series (Warhol) Ryzen 6000 Series (Raphael)
Max Mainstream Cores / Threads 8/16 8/16 16/32 16/32 TBD TBD
Budget APU N/A Ryzen 2000 Series (Raven Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Picasso Zen+) Ryzen 4000 Series (Renoir Zen 2) Ryzen 5000 Series (Cezanne Zen 3) Ryzen 5000 Series (Rembrandt Zen 3)
Year 2017 2018 2019 2020/2021 2020/2021 2022
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core & Ryzen 7 5800X 8 Core “Zen 3” CPUs Could Potentially Launch As Early As 20th October

The potential launch date of AMD’s next-generation Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 7 5800X “Vermeer” Zen 3 CPUs may have been unveiled. According to 1usmus (Yuri Bubliy) and Computerbase, the Ryzen 5000 CPU series could hit the market even before the introduction of AMD’s RDNA 2 based Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core & Ryzen 7 5800X 8 Core “Vermeer” CPUs With Next-Gen Zen 3 Architecture Could Launch As Early As 20th October

According to the sources which were reported by Videocardz, it is stated that AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series family would initially include the Ryzen 9 5900X and the Ryzen 7 5800X however, Uniko’s Hardware recently tweeted that the initial lineup would not only be based off those two SKUs but also feature the Ryzen 9 5950X and the Ryzen 5 5600X.

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The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X will definitely be the flagship with 16 cores and 32 threads followed by the Ryzen 9 5900X which will feature 12 cores and 24 threads. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X will come with a total of 8 cores and 16 threads while the Ryzen 5 5600X will feature 6 cores and 12 threads. Pricing is likely to remain close to the existing parts but we have seen from yesterday’s leaked benchmark that Zen 3 offers a serious upgrade over Zen 2 CPUs.

The following table which was created by Twitter fellow, CapFrameX, shows more than 30% faster performance for the Ryzen 7 5800X 8 core versus the Zen 2 based Ryzen 7 3800X 8 core processor:

As for the launch date, both sources reported at least one day that matches and that’s the 20th of October. Yuri stated that his information is based on older reports and that the Zen 3 launch will be held on 20th October with the Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 7 5800X going on sale that day. This would mean that AMD’s Zen 3 CPUs will be on store shelves in less than a month’s time if the report is true and even before Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards which will be introduced on the 28th of October.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X “Vermeer” 8 Core & 16 Thread Zen 3 CPU Benchmark Leaks Out – Faster Than Intel’s Fastest Core i9-10900K 10 Core Gaming Chip

Computerbase also points out two potential dates, one being 20th October and the other being 27th October. It might be possible that AMD releases top-tier chips first followed by the more mainstream parts or they could just select one day and launch the four chips together in retail. 1usmus also points out that AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series (RDNA 2) graphics cards may hit retail much later in November (15-20th) which is around two months after the NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 30 series lineup.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series “Vermeer” CPU Lineup

CPU Name Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock Cache (L2+L3) PCIe Lanes (Gen 4 CPU+PCH) TDP Price
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16/32 TBA TBA 72 MB TBA TBA TBA
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12/24 TBA TBA 70 MB TBA TBA TBA
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8/16 TBA TBA 36 MB TBA TBA TBA
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6/12 TBA TBA 35 MB TBA TBA TBA

Here’s Everything We Know About The AMD’s Zen 3 Based Ryzen 5000 ‘Vermeer’ Desktop CPUs

The AMD Zen 3 architecture is said to be the greatest CPU design since the original Zen. It is a chip that has been completely revamped from the group up and focuses on three key features of which include significant IPC gains, faster clocks, and higher efficiency.

AMD has so far confirmed themselves that Zen 3 brings a brand new CPU architecture, which helps deliver significant IPC gains, faster clocks, and even higher core counts than before. Some rumors have even pointed to a 17% increase in IPC and a 50% increase in Zen 3’s floating-point operations along with a major cache redesign.

We also got to see a major change to the cache design in an EPYC presentation, which showed that Zen 3 would be offering a unified cache design which should essentially double the cache that each Zen 3 core could have access compared to Zen 2.

The CPUs are also expected to get up to 200-300 MHz clock boost, which should bring Zen 3 based Ryzen processors close to the 10th Generation Intel Core offerings. That, along with the massive IPC increase and general changes to the architecture, would result in much faster performance than existing Ryzen 3000 processors, which already made a huge jump over Ryzen 2000 and Ryzen 1000 processors while being an evolutionary product rather than revolutionary, as AMD unveiled very recently.

The key thing to consider is that we will get to see the return of the chiplet architecture and AMD will retain support on the existing AM4 socket. The AM4 socket was to last until 2020 so it is likely that the Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 CPUs would be the last family to utilize the socket before AMD goes to AM5 which would be designed around the future technologies such as DDR5 and USB 4.0. AMD’s X670 chipset was also hinted as to arrive by the end of this year and will feature enhanced PCIe Gen 4.0 support and increased I/O in the form of more M.2, SATA, and USB 3.2 ports.

It was recently confirmed by AMD that Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs will only be supported by 400 & 500-series chipsets while 300-series support would be left out.

AMD had also recently confirmed that Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 desktop processors would mark the continuation of its high-performance journey. The Zen 3 architecture would be first available on the consumer desktop platform with the launch of the Vermeer family of CPUs that will replace the 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Matisse family of CPUs.

So, what’s next for AMD in the PC space? Well, I cannot share too much, but I can say our high-performance journey continues with our first “Zen 3” Client processor on-track to launch later this year. I will wrap by saying you haven’t seen the best of us yet.

AMD Executive Vice President of Computing & Graphics – Rick Bergman

As of now, the competitive advantage that AMD has with its Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 is just way too big compared to whatever Intel has in their sleeves for this year, and Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 CPUs are going to push that envelope even further. Expect AMD to unveil its next-generation Ryzen CPUs and the underlying Zen 3 core architecture on 8th October.

AMD CPU Roadmap (2018-2020)

Ryzen Family Ryzen 1000 Series Ryzen 2000 Series Ryzen 3000 Series Ryzen 4000 Series Ryzen 5000 Series Ryzen 6000 Series
Architecture Zen (1) Zen (1) / Zen+ Zen (2) / Zen+ Zen (3) / Zen 2 Zen (3)+ / Zen 3? Zen (4) / Zen 3?
Process Node 14nm 14nm / 12nm 7nm 7nm+ / 7nm 7nm+ / 7nm 5nm / 7nm+
Server EPYC ‘Naples’ EPYC ‘Naples’ EPYC ‘Rome’ EPYC ‘Milan’ EPYC ‘Milan’ EPYC ‘Genoa’
Max Server Cores / Threads 32/64 32/64 64/128 64/128 TBD TBD
High End Desktop Ryzen Threadripper 1000 Series (White Haven) Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series (Coflax) Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series (Castle Peak) Ryzen Threadripper 4000 Series (Genesis Peak) Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series Ryzen Threadripper 6000 Series
Max HEDT Cores / Threads 16/32 32/64 64/128 64/128? TBD TBD
Mainstream Desktop Ryzen 1000 Series (Summit Ridge) Ryzen 2000 Series (Pinnacle Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Matisse) Ryzen 4000 Series (Vermeer) Ryzen 5000 Series (Warhol) Ryzen 6000 Series (Raphael)
Max Mainstream Cores / Threads 8/16 8/16 16/32 16/32 TBD TBD
Budget APU N/A Ryzen 2000 Series (Raven Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Picasso Zen+) Ryzen 4000 Series (Renoir Zen 2) Ryzen 5000 Series (Cezanne Zen 3) Ryzen 5000 Series (Rembrandt Zen 3)
Year 2017 2018 2019 2020/2021 2020/2021 2022
What do you want to see in AMD’s next-gen desktop CPUs?
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X “Vermeer” 12 Core & 24 Thread Zen 3 CPU Allegedly Up To 5 GHz With 150W TDP_5f71e123920ed.jpeg

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X “Vermeer” 12 Core & 24 Thread Zen 3 CPU Allegedly Up To 5 GHz With 150W TDP

Alleged specifications of AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X “Vermeer” Desktop CPU have leaked out by Tech Tuber, PC WELT. According to the information, AMD seems to be going all out with its next-generation Zen 3 powered Ryzen lineup by offering the fastest clock speeds on a higher core count chip.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Zen 3 “Vermeer” CPU Alleged Specifications Leak Out – 12 Cores, 24 Threads, 5 GHz Boost Clock & 150W TDP

The source reports that AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X is going to be the fastest chip offering for some time and it will feature a maximum of 12 cores and 24 threads. We know this from previous rumors too that AMD is preparing at least two Zen 3 “Vermeer” SKUs for the AM4 platform which would include the Ryzen 9 5900X 12 core and Ryzen 7 5800X 8 core processors.

AMD Navi 21, 22 and 23 Massive Technical Specifications Leak – Flagship Navi 21 GPU To Have 80 CUs

There would definitely be more chips in the lineup which is internally referred to as “Family 19h, Models 20h-2Fh Vermeer” and we covered some additional details from a leaked document a few weeks back too which you can read here.

As for the alleged specifications, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is said to feature an IPC improvement of up to 20%. One of the main areas of improvement where AMD has put lots of effort into tuning on Zen 3 is the clock frequencies. As such, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is said to reach boost clocks of up to 5 GHz. That’s a +300 MHz improvement over the Ryzen 9 3900XT and a +400 MHz improvement over the Ryzen 9 3900X in terms of boost clocks. The boost clock is for a single-core with all-core boost frequencies still being under the 5 GHz barrier but we can expect some decent clocks out of the chip.

The details also highlight that the Ryzen 9 5900X will ship with a TDP of up to 150W which is 105W higher than the Ryzen 9 3900X by 45W. While this is just a rumor, it seems like AMD will be trying to access extra performance by increasing the TDP of their chips and unlike Intel, their chips do sit close to the suggested TDPs while Intel’s TDPs are defined at the base frequency (PL1) with actual TDP numbers being much higher, either close or above the 200W limit. The 7nm+ process node will also help AMD keep and excel its power/performance efficiency advantage over Intel by miles.

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We have already seen engineering samples running at 4.9 GHz boost clocks so 5.0 GHz won’t be that hard with the increased TDP limits. Once again, this is all a rumor so far but the Zen 3 unveil is coming next week so we will definitely be getting more information soon.

Here’s Everything We Know About The AMD’s Zen 3 Based Ryzen 4000 ‘Vermeer’ Desktop CPUs

The AMD Zen 3 architecture is said to be the greatest CPU design since the original Zen. It is a chip that has been completely revamped from the group up and focuses on three key features of which include significant IPC gains, faster clocks, and higher efficiency.

AMD has so far confirmed themselves that Zen 3 brings a brand new CPU architecture, which helps deliver significant IPC gains, faster clocks, and even higher core counts than before. Some rumors have even pointed to a 17% increase in IPC and a 50% increase in Zen 3’s floating-point operations along with a major cache redesign.

We also got to see a major change to the cache design in an EPYC presentation, which showed that Zen 3 would be offering a unified cache design which should essentially double the cache that each Zen 3 core could have access compared to Zen 2.

The CPUs are also expected to get up to 200-300 MHz clock boost, which should bring Zen 3 based Ryzen processors close to the 10th Generation Intel Core offerings. That, along with the massive IPC increase and general changes to the architecture, would result in much faster performance than existing Ryzen 3000 processors, which already made a huge jump over Ryzen 2000 and Ryzen 1000 processors while being an evolutionary product rather than revolutionary, as AMD unveiled very recently.

The key thing to consider is that we will get to see the return of the chiplet architecture and AMD will retain support on the existing AM4 socket. The AM4 socket was to last until 2020 so it is likely that the Zen 3 based Ryzen 4000 CPUs would be the last family to utilize the socket before AMD goes to AM5 which would be designed around the future technologies such as DDR5 and USB 4.0. AMD’s X670 chipset was also hinted as to arrive by the end of this year and will feature enhanced PCIe Gen 4.0 support and increased I/O in the form of more M.2, SATA, and USB 3.2 ports.

It was recently confirmed by AMD that Ryzen 4000 Desktop CPUs will only be supported by 400 & 500-series chipsets while 300-series support would be left out.

AMD had also recently confirmed that Zen 3 based Ryzen 4000 desktop processors would mark the continuation of its high-performance journey. The Zen 3 architecture would be first available on the consumer desktop platform with the launch of the Vermeer family of CPUs that will replace the 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Matisse family of CPUs.

So, what’s next for AMD in the PC space? Well, I cannot share too much, but I can say our high-performance journey continues with our first “Zen 3” Client processor on-track to launch later this year. I will wrap by saying you haven’t seen the best of us yet.

AMD Executive Vice President of Computing & Graphics – Rick Bergman

As of now, the competitive advantage that AMD has with its Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 is just way too big compared to whatever Intel has in their sleeves for this year, and Zen 3 based Ryzen 4000 CPUs are going to push that envelope even further. Expect AMD to unveil its next-generation Ryzen CPUs and the underlying Zen 3 core architecture on 8th October.

AMD CPU Roadmap (2018-2020)

Ryzen Family Ryzen 1000 Series Ryzen 2000 Series Ryzen 3000 Series Ryzen 4000 Series Ryzen 5000 Series Ryzen 6000 Series
Architecture Zen (1) Zen (1) / Zen+ Zen (2) / Zen+ Zen (3) / Zen 2 Zen (3)+ / Zen 3? Zen (4) / Zen 3?
Process Node 14nm 14nm / 12nm 7nm 7nm+ / 7nm 7nm+ / 7nm 5nm / 7nm+
Server EPYC ‘Naples’ EPYC ‘Naples’ EPYC ‘Rome’ EPYC ‘Milan’ EPYC ‘Milan’ EPYC ‘Genoa’
Max Server Cores / Threads 32/64 32/64 64/128 64/128 TBD TBD
High End Desktop Ryzen Threadripper 1000 Series (White Haven) Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series (Coflax) Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series (Castle Peak) Ryzen Threadripper 4000 Series (Genesis Peak) Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series Ryzen Threadripper 6000 Series
Max HEDT Cores / Threads 16/32 32/64 64/128 64/128? TBD TBD
Mainstream Desktop Ryzen 1000 Series (Summit Ridge) Ryzen 2000 Series (Pinnacle Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Matisse) Ryzen 4000 Series (Vermeer) Ryzen 5000 Series (Warhol) Ryzen 6000 Series (Raphael)
Max Mainstream Cores / Threads 8/16 8/16 16/32 16/32 TBD TBD
Budget APU N/A Ryzen 2000 Series (Raven Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Picasso Zen+) Ryzen 4000 Series (Renoir Zen 2) Ryzen 5000 Series (Cezanne Zen 3) Ryzen 5000 Series (Rembrandt Zen 3)
Year 2017 2018 2019 2020/2021 2020/2021 2022
What do you want to see in AMD’s next-gen desktop CPUs?
AMD’s Next-Gen Rembrandt Ryzen APUs To Feature Enhanced Zen 3 CPU & RDNA 2 GPU Cores on 6nm Process Node, DDR5-5200 Support_5f6ae02b30624.jpeg

AMD’s Next-Gen Rembrandt Ryzen APUs To Feature Enhanced Zen 3 CPU & RDNA 2 GPU Cores on 6nm Process Node, DDR5-5200 Support

An alleged AMD roadmap from Twitter fellow @MebiuW has once again been updated with his latest information showcasing the next-generation Rembrandt Ryzen APU family. We have seen this same roadmap being updated in bits and pieces by the source and now we get an early look regarding AMD’s 2022 APU family.

AMD Rembrandt Next-Gen Ryzen APU Family Allegedly Features Enhanced Zen 3 & RDNA 2 GPU Cores on 6nm Process Node

As per the new details, AMD’s next-generation Rembrandt Ryzen APUs will be based on the Zen 3 and RDNA 2 GPU cores. But these aren’t just any Zen 3 / RDNA 2 cores, the roadmap also mentions that the chips will be based on a 6nm process node. AMD is expected to retain TSMC’s as its choice of fab for the Rembrandt CPUs and as such, we can expect around 20% higher density with better power consumption on the improved node.

AMD Navi 22 “Navy Flounder” RDNA 2 GPU With 40 CUs, 2560 Cores & 192-bit Memory Bus Spotted, Could Be Featured Under Radeon RX 6700 / RX 6800 Series

AMD Next-Gen Ryzen CPU roadmap showcases Rembrandt APUs with Zen 3 & RDNA 2 cores. (Image Credits: Harukaze5719)

The Zen 3 cores themselves will mark a major update to AMD’s Zen architecture with the company recently calling it a “tremendously powerful” architecture. In addition to the Zen 3 cores, AMD will also be featuring its RDNA 2 based Navi 2 GPUs on Rembrandt Ryzen APUs. The APUs will feature great CPU and graphics processing capabilities with the two architectures onboard. In addition to the core technologies, AMD will also feature its CVML (Compute Vision & Machine Learning” system onboard the Rembrandt chips for better AI capabilities that would directly target Intel’s future-gen AI-enabled chips on the desktop and notebook segment.

Other prominent features of the Rembrandt Ryzen APUs from AMD will include support for PCIe Gen 4 and LPDDR5/DDR5 memory support. According to @Patrickschur_, the Rembrandt APUs will feature up to DDR5-5200 memory support, 20 PCIe Gen 4 lanes, and two USB 4 (40 Gbps) ports.

AMD CPU Roadmap (2018-2020)

Ryzen Family Ryzen 1000 Series Ryzen 2000 Series Ryzen 3000 Series Ryzen 4000 Series Ryzen 5000 Series Ryzen 6000 Series
Architecture Zen (1) Zen (1) / Zen+ Zen (2) / Zen+ Zen (3) / Zen 2 Zen (3)+ / Zen 3? Zen (4) / Zen 3?
Process Node 14nm 14nm / 12nm 7nm 7nm+ / 7nm 7nm+ / 7nm 5nm / 7nm+
Server EPYC ‘Naples’ EPYC ‘Naples’ EPYC ‘Rome’ EPYC ‘Milan’ EPYC ‘Milan’ EPYC ‘Genoa’
Max Server Cores / Threads 32/64 32/64 64/128 64/128 TBD TBD
High End Desktop Ryzen Threadripper 1000 Series (White Haven) Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series (Coflax) Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series (Castle Peak) Ryzen Threadripper 4000 Series (Genesis Peak) Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series Ryzen Threadripper 6000 Series
Max HEDT Cores / Threads 16/32 32/64 64/128 64/128? TBD TBD
Mainstream Desktop Ryzen 1000 Series (Summit Ridge) Ryzen 2000 Series (Pinnacle Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Matisse) Ryzen 4000 Series (Vermeer) Ryzen 5000 Series (Warhol) Ryzen 6000 Series (Raphael)
Max Mainstream Cores / Threads 8/16 8/16 16/32 16/32 TBD TBD
Budget APU N/A Ryzen 2000 Series (Raven Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Picasso Zen+) Ryzen 4000 Series (Renoir Zen 2) Ryzen 5000 Series (Cezanne Zen 3) Ryzen 5000 Series (Rembrandt Zen 3)
Year 2017 2018 2019 2020/2021 2020/2021 2022

AMD’s Ryzen 6000 (Rembrandt) APUs might be the first APU family to hit the AM5 socket. The new socket will allow full support for the said chips along with features such as DDR5 memory support. The Rembrandt desktop APUs will launch around early 2022 so the AM5 platform should be out by that time. We can expect the first AM5 motherboards to be available by the time AMD’s next-gen Warhol Ryzen CPUs hit the market which should be around 2H of 2021.

Which next-generation AMD APU family are you looking forward to the most?
AMD Navi 22 “Navy Flounder” RDNA 2 GPU With 40 CUs, 2560 Cores & 192-bit Memory Bus Spotted, Could Be Featured Under Radeon RX 6700 / RX 6800 Series_5f6a2ccf4a58a.png

AMD Navi 22 “Navy Flounder” RDNA 2 GPU With 40 CUs, 2560 Cores & 192-bit Memory Bus Spotted, Could Be Featured Under Radeon RX 6700 / RX 6800 Series

AMD’s Navi 22 “Navy Flounder” GPU has been spotted in the latest ROCm 3.8 update, revealing the specifications of the chip that would go on to power the Radeon RX 6800 or RX 6700 series graphics cards.

AMD Radeon RX 6800/6700 Navi 22 “Navy Flounder” RDNA 2 GPU Specs Revealed – 2560 Cores, 192-bit Bus Interface

The Navy Flounder GPU isn’t a new name and has been known around the same time we got to hear about Sienna Chiclid. As per the leaks, AMD’s Navi 21 GPU which is also referred to as AMD Big Navi GPU goes by the Sienna Chiclid codename whereas the Navi 22 GPU is a cut-down GPU which is internally codenamed as Navy Flounder.

AMD Navi 21 “Big Navi GPU” For Radeon RX 6900 XT Reportedly Features 16 GB VRAM, Radeon RX 6000 Cards With Navi 22 Get 12 GB VRAM

As per the details spotted by Reddit user, Stlbr (via Videocardz & TUM_APISAK), it looks like we now know what the Navi 22 GPU has to offer in terms of specifications. As per the details, AMD’s Navy Flounder or Navi 22 GPU is expected to feature 40 Compute Units. If AMD keeps the same stream processor count on its RDNA 2 generation of GPUs as the RDNA 1 lineup (which is 64 stream processors per CU), we get 2560 cores in total for the Navi 22 GPU.

This would get us the same core count as the Radeon RX 5700 XT. In addition to the core count, the GPU is suggested to feature a 192-bit bus interface which is something we have heard on multiple occasions in the last few weeks. As per the rumor mill, the Navi 21 GPUs (Radeon RX 6900 series) is expected to feature a 256-bit bus interface with up to 16 GB GDDR6 memory while the Navi 22 GPU (Radeon RX 6800/6700 series) is expected to feature a 192-bit bus interface with up to 12 GB VRAM.

AMD Navi GPUs Comparison:

Parameter Navi 10 Navi 14 Navi 12 Sienna Cichlid (Navi 21?) Navy Flounder (Navi 22?)
gc_num_se 2 1 2 4 2
gc_num_cu_per_sh 10 12 10 10 10
gc_num_sh_per_se 2 2 2 2 2
gc_num_rb_per_se 8 8 8 4 4
gc_num_tccs 16 8 16 16 12
gc_num_gprs 1024 1024 1024 1024 1024
gc_num_max_gs_thds 32 32 32 32 32
gc_gs_table_depth 32 32 32 32 32
gc_gsprim_buff_depth 1792 1792 1792 1792 1792
gc_double_offchip_lds_buffer 1024 512 1024 1024 1024
gc_wave_size 32 32 32 32 32
gc_max_waves_per_simd 20 20 20 16 16
gc_lds_size 64 64 64 64 64
num_sc_per_sh 1 1 1 1 1
num_packer_per_sc 2 2 2 4 4

There are interesting things to consider with the listed patch as it mentions Navy Flounder GPUs so we can expect several SKUs of the Navi 22 chip and not just one particular configuration which is a common practice by GPU manufacturers. The chip falls in the GFX10.3 architecture generation that is commonly referred to as the GFX103X series for RDNA 2 chips. The Navi 21 GPU is based on the GFX1030 while the Navi 23 GPU is based on the GFX1032 graphics architecture. So one will assume that the Navi 22 GPU will be based on the GFX1031 graphics architecture.

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It seems like AMD has become more fond of fish codenames for its RDNA 2 GPUs but we know that these codenames are just for internal use as stated for the Arcturus GPU which features a revised Vega graphics core based on the new CDNA design for HPC. AMD still sticks with star codenames for its GPU lineup which is evident by the use of Navi for three generations of GPUs (Navi 1X, Navi 2X, Navi 3X).

The blog also reports some major design changes for the Navi 22 ‘Navy Flounder’ GPU compared to Navi 21 ‘Sienna Cichlid’ GPU. The use of VCN 3.0 (Video Core Next) and DCN 3.0 (Display Core Next) reaffirm that this is an RDNA 2 GPU but there’s supporting evidence that Navi 22 is a lower-tier chip compared to Navi 21. For starters, the Navi 22 GPU only features one instance of VC3 vs two on Navi 21. Also, the SDMA controllers have dropped to two compared to four on the Navi 21 GPU.

Previous rumors have also suggested a die size of around 340mm2 for the Navi 22 GPU but that’s purely speculation at this point. We still have no real details and actual specifications for AMD’s RDNA 2 consumer desktop graphics cards. The expected die sizes of these three GPUs are also listed below:

  • AMD Navi 21 (505mm2)
  • AMD Navi 22 (340mm2)
  • AMD Navi 23 (240mm2)

AMD will officially be unveiling its Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card family on October 28th. The second half of 2020 would definitely be interesting times for all the hardware enthusiasts and mainstream PC gamers who are looking forward to upgrading their PCs with the best hardware.

How fast do you think AMD’s Big Navi (RDNA 2) GPU Powered Radeon RX graphics cards will be?
AMD Navi 21 “Big Navi GPU” For Radeon RX 6900 XT Reportedly Features 16 GB VRAM, Radeon RX 6000 Cards With Navi 22 Get 12 GB VRAM_5f683d13a6955.png

AMD Navi 21 “Big Navi GPU” For Radeon RX 6900 XT Reportedly Features 16 GB VRAM, Radeon RX 6000 Cards With Navi 22 Get 12 GB VRAM

The specifications for AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards have reportedly been confirmed by Rogame. According to his information, AMD’s next-generation RDNA 2 (Navi 2X) lineup of GPUs would initially feature two chips with vastly different memory configurations.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Specifications Reportedly Confirmed, Navi 21 “Radeon RX 6900 XT” Gets 16 GB, Navi 22 Gets 12 GB VRAM

In his tweet, Rogame says that he has confirmed the memory configurations of at least two Navi 2X GPUs based on the RDNA 2 architecture. These GPUs include the Navi 21 and Navi 22. AMD’s Navi 21 is based around the “Big Navi” GPU design which will power the flagship variants in the Radeon RX 6000 series lineup while the Navi 22 GPUs will power the high-performance lineup around the $500 US price range.

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Coming to the VRAM configurations, it is said that Navi 21 will feature 16 GB VRAM. From previous leaks, we have seen an alleged engineering sample with the “Big Navi” GPU that featured 16 GB of Samsung’s GDDR6 memory across a 256-bit wide bus interface. In addition to that, the Navi 21 chip is likely to be housed by the Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU.

The second variant, the Navi 22 GPU, is said to feature 12 GB of VRAM and that would most likely be featured across a 192-bit bus interface. Based on the specifications, the Navi 22 GPU could be used in cards that would be the successor to the Radeon RX 5700 XT series. We can’t say for sure what AMD will call them but they could either be branded as the Radeon RX 6700 XT or Radeon RX 6800 XT series cards.

Rogame also mentions that it is currently unknown if the two variants he has confirmed are based on the full (Navi 21/22) GPU dies or a cut-down variant. The lower bus interface on flagship cards is slightly weird but there’s a possibility that these are just early engineering boards. Do note that 16 GB and 12 GB VRAM are also possible with 512-bit and 384-bit bus interface so AMD is also open to that option when the final specifications are released.

AMD Next Generation ‘Vermeer’ Processors To Be Called Ryzen 5000 Series, May Max Out At 12 Cores Instead Of 16

We still have over a month to go till the line-up reveal but AMD and the tech press are providing us with a handful of teaser and leaks in the meanwhile.

AMD Radeon RX 6900 Series With Triple-Slot Cooling Solution:

As for the designs themselves, the Radeon RX 6000 flagship cooling design looks amazing with the red and black design. The card features a triple axial-tech fan setup on the shroud and has a large aluminum heatsink that runs beneath it. The card has a LED-lit Radeon logo on the side and there is a large cut out on the side for the fans to vent out hot air. This design is very reminiscent of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series Founders Edition cooler. The card will feature dual 8-pin power and display ports would include a USB Type-C (VirtualLink), 1 HDMI, and 2 DisplayPort connectors.

The card also features a fancy backplate along with a retention bracket to hold the cooler in place. The Radeon RX “Big Navi” GPU looks like it will come in the standard 2-slot reference design which is the same as NVIDIA’s flagship RTX 3080 but not as huge as the triple-slot GeForce RTX 3090.

AMD Radeon RX 6800/6700 Series With Dual-Slot Cooling Solution:

Moving over to the second variant, the dual-slot card features a design similar to the triple-slot offering but with a slightly compact form factor. This shroud is said to be designed for the AMD Radeon RX 6800 or Radeon RX 6700 series cards. The card features a dual axial-tech fan design and has the large “R” logo in the middle and on the fans too which represent the Radeon brand.

The card also features the LED-lit Radeon logo on the sides and has the large cut out to vent out the heat from the aluminum heatsink. There are two 8-pin power connectors on the card but we may also see 8+6 or configurations for the more power optimized variants. The card also comes with a dual-slot form factor and should feature a similar I/O as the Big Navi graphics card. It is expected that this cooler should house the Navi 22 GPU which is slightly smaller but still larger compared to AMD’s Navi 10 (RDNA 1) GPU for the Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards.

AMD will officially be unveiling its Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card family on October 28th. The second half of 2020 would definitely be interesting times for all the hardware enthusiasts and mainstream PC gamers who are looking forward to upgrading their PCs with the best hardware.

How fast do you think AMD’s Big Navi (RDNA 2) GPU Powered Radeon RX graphics cards will be?