Thursday, June 20, 2024

CPU rumors: AMD Raphael with 16 cores and 170 watt TDP


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Two pundits on Twitter agree: Among the upcoming Ryzen 7000 CPUs, codenamed Raphael, there will also be a 16-core model with a TDP of 170 watts. This would be a significant increase in TDP over the Ryzen 5000.

Then greymon55 on variants of the Ryzen 9 7000 family with 65 watts, 105 watts and 170 watts and specifically a 16-core with 32 threads and 170 watts had writtencertain HXL alias @9550pro in the tenor

According to this, the 16-core should have a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 170 watts and a PPT (Package Power Tracing) of 230 watts. The TDP to PPT ratio would remain at a factor of 1.35, as is the case with the Ryzen 9 5950X with 105 watts TDP and 140 watts PPT.

PPT means the maximum electrical power that can be requested as long as the temperature is not too high. The article CPU Power Consumption: What “TDP” Means for Intel Core and AMD Ryzen provides basic information on a fairly complex topic.

6nm for the I/O chip

While the chipsets with the CPU cores are manufactured at 5nm, AMD has already confirmed this, the I/O die, which provides the processors with various interfaces, will also receive a more refined manufacturing process. According to HXL’s tweet, Ryzen 5000 is changing from 12nm to 6nm on Ryzen 7000.

In principle, Raphael should also handle DDR4

previously had greymon55 he also tweeted that Zen 4’s memory controllers can handle not only DDR5 memory but also DDR4. However, this does not necessarily mean that the final product officially supports DDR4. However, with Intel Alder Lake, this is the case in the transition phase to the new generation of memory and motherboards with DDR4 or DDR5 sockets are available.

AMD has announced the first Ryzen 7000 CPUs for the new AM5 socket for the second half of 2022. Apart from the Zen4 architecture, 5nm production, and DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support, there are hardly any official details.

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