AMD Ryzen Zen 4 Processors to Increase Rated Power Draw to 170W from 105W [Rumor]

AMD’s Ryzen 6000 processors, codenamed Vermeer will reportedly feature a TDP of up to 170W on the higher-end SKUs. This was revealed by well-known leaker @Patrickschur on Twitter, alongside the core counts and some other power values for the chips. The next-gen Ryzen CPUs will have TDP values ranging from 65W (for non-X parts mostly), 95W, 105W, and 120W (X series), and a special SKU with a TDP of 170W. It’s most likely that the latter will be a special gaming chip with high boost clocks (5GHz+), while the mainstream offerings will be limited to 120W.

According to the source, Raphael will have a maximum core count of 16, with 8 core CCDs packing 32MB of L3 cache and 2-way SMT. The IOD will be based on the 7nm node while the compute dies will leverage TSMC’s 5nm EUV process. This slide which is roughly a year old states that these sixteen core parts will have a maximum TDP of 105W, so it’s possible that the 170W SKU will have either very high boost clocks or additional cores, but take both with a grain of salt for the time being.

Lastly, there’s also mention of an RDNA 2 based integrated graphics processor. As already explained, this is primarily to make the Ryzen CPUs more appealing to the OEM and SI market. AMD’s Ryzen 6000 parts are slated for a late 2022 launch, so a lot can (or already could have) change by then.


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