What happened? AMD Zen Architecture is celebrating its five-year anniversary, and the chip maker has confirmed that it will upgrade its Zen 3 processors in early 2022. These new processors will use AMD's new 3D chip technology, which will increase the amount of V-Cache in the computer. The chip offers 15% performance compared to the current generation.
In a cordial conversation between AMD CEO John Taylor and Technical Marketing Director Robert Hallock, the two confirmed news of the Ryzen 5000 series upgrade that will be compatible with AM4 motherboards. In addition, they also indicated that a new series of laptops will be launched in early 2022 that contain a "power management" framework that can balance CPU load and power consumption to achieve maximum efficiency.
The name of the new CPU string was not confirmed. However, due to the "generational boom" and the difference between the Ryzen 1000 and 2000 series (Zen to Zen +), it will most likely be a Ryzen 6000.
During the conversation, Robert Hallock also confirmed that by the end of 2022 we will see a transfer Ryzen processors to the new platform. Robert added that the new platform supports PCIe 5.0, DDR5 memory, and compatibility with existing AM4 processor coolers.
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The first time AMD mentioned its new 3D chip technology was in June of this year. Caching layers on top of computing chips can greatly increase performance. To prove its point, AMD compared the benchmark performance of the Ryzen 9 5900X to the prototype Ryzen 9 5900X with 192MB of 3D V-Cache, both at 4.0GHz. Here, you can improve game performance by up to 25%, depending on the title.
In addition to announcing 3D V-Cache in June, AMD has talked more about HotChips and given us more depth to look at the technology and show how it can be used in future designs.
AMD confirms that Ryzen processor with 3D V-Cache will be available in early 2022