RDNA 2.4CU 1.1GHz Architecture
According to tipster KOMACHI_ENSAKA, AMD’s Ryzen 7000-series desktop processors feature the latest RDNA 2 architecture for cores, with 4 CUs or 256 stream processors, at just 1.1 GHz and single-precision compute performance around 0.5 TFLOPs. For comparison, AMD’s just-announced Ryzen 6000 mobile processors come with up to 12 CPUs at up to 2.4GHz.
Until now, the only Ryzen desktop processors with iGPUs have been the G-series chips, but that is expected to change with the introduction of Zen 4 processors later this year. For now, details are scarce, but the rumors and leaks have already started.
By now you should know that AMD is planning to release the first Zen 4-based CPUs in the second half of 2022. We’re guessing that’s the Ryzen 7000, which would feature RDNA 2 iGPUs, but so far , AMD did not say anything.
However, there are rumors about the specs of this iGPU. The latest report talks about 2 x workgroup processors (WGP)/4 x Compute Units (CU) with a clock speed of 1100 MHz, but the author of this information, Komachi Ensaka, stresses that this is only a guess. However, if that turns out to be true, we assume it will have 256x stream processors.
According to these specs, the Ryzen 7000 series iGPU would deliver a theoretical performance of over 0.55 TFLOPs, which is a significant improvement over Vega-based solutions. Compared to other current iGPU solutions, this is around a third of the performance of Steam Deck graphics.
Despite its power, the Ryzen 7000 series iGPU is primarily used as a display engine for basic tasks, but imagine what a few more cores would do. We expect the same from the Ryzen 7000 mobile chips, which should be much more powerful when it comes to video.
The Ryzen 7000 series is expected to release later this year, in the second half of 2022 according to AMD. The new processors, based on the 5nm process node, will use the new LGA1718/AM5 socket, replacing the PGA design of the AM4 socket. Additionally, the new platform will support PCIe 5.0 connectivity and DDR5 memory.