AMD’s Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 CPUs have entered mass production, with first samples already undergoing testing in labs. These 5nm chips will focus on single-threaded performance using a combination of high IPC and raised boost clocks. The core counts, however, will remain unchanged at 16 (8 x2). An octa-core Engineering sample of what appears to be the Ryzen 7 7800X has surfaced over at the OpenBenchmarking database.
This chip is clocked at 5.21GHz across eight cores and sixteen threads, an impressive result for an engineering sample. AMD has already confirmed that its Ryzen 7000 processors will run at over 5GHz across all cores under load. However, seeing an early sample clock well over 5GHz is a very encouraging sight. I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a Ryzen 9 7950X with a boost clock of 5.5-5.7GHz and a TDP of 170W.
The other interesting aspect is the iGPU. As noted by several tipsters, Raphael will feature an integrated RDNA 2 iGPU with 2-4 CUs. The Phoronix benchmark suite detects it as a Rembrandt GPU with a boost clock of 2,000MHz which falls in line with what we’ve seen from RDNA 2 on mobile APUs.
The Ryzen 7000 processors are expected to be announced during AMD’s Computex 2022 keynote later this month. Like Vermeer, expect the higher-end Ryzen 7 and 9 SKUs to land first.