According to a trusted source on Weibo, AMD’s Ryzen 4000 processors (Vermeer) based on the Zen 3 core architecture might be even more impressive than we had initially anticipated. He claims that Team Red’s next-gen processors will beat Intel’s upcoming offerings by a significant margin both in terms of performance and efficiency.
Officially, Zen 3, the core architecture powering Ryzen 4000 is expected to come with an IPC uplift of 15-17%. However, as per AMD’s engineers, the actual figures might be higher, somewhere in the 20% range!
This is excellent news. The Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 processors which wreaked havoc on Intel’s 14nm lineups brought an IPC improvement of under 15%. If this rumor is indeed true, then Intel might be in for another rude awakening.
Intel is expected to launch its 11th Gen Rocket Lake processors for desktop and mobile markets near the end of the year. These chips will be the first post-Skylake architecture in more than five years. As such, we can expect notable gains in IPC and single-threaded performance. PCIe 4.0 which was enabled by AMD’s Ryzen 3000 processors last year is also set to be one of the core upgrades.
However, if AMD’s 4th Gen Ryzen offerings are anywhere as powerful as the rumor claims, then Intel will have a hard time competing in both the consumer and server markets.
Intel’s recently launched 10th gen Comet Lake-S parts are essentially another Skylake rebrand. Other than the Core i9, all the remaining chips are physically unchanged compared to their predecessors. The only difference is that hyperthreading has been enabled across the board, something that could have been done with minimal changes to the 9th Gen processors as well.