James Prior works with AMD as Senior Product Manager and as such has been referred to by Overclockers UK Representative. Prior spoke about Raven Ridge with the Vega cores, the RX Vega graphics and the new Ryzen 2000.
In fact, James Prior has confirmed to us what AMD has promised or at least speculated about, and of course we could not expect to talk about something that the management of the company is even worrying about and is about to be released for marketing.
First of all, we have AMD Raven Ridge desktop chips, which have confirmed that they offer at best 11 CU (Compute Unit). This suggests that it will be at best 704 Stream processors, with the previous generations of Bristol Ridge at best having 512 Stream processors at 900 MHz. The resulting performance will then depend on tangles that we have not yet learned, but they should probably move much higher.
It was also re-promised that the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and 56 chips will be up and down in the market, allowing market prices to drop and non-referral versions. This could be believed because we recently learned about the forthcoming RX Vega non-referral cards from Gigabyte, PowerColor and XFX , which will be added to the long-known Asus models. Asus formally introduced their models months ago, but we have not seen them on the market yet.
And finally, there are pieces of information about the new processors Ryzen. James Prior assures us that the AM4 socket will stay here, even by 2020. But that does not mean that any processors on the market in two or three years will be able to work on today’s boards.
In the coming months, we can expect Ryzen 2000 processors to use the enhanced Zen + architecture (but not Zen 2). This will be something similar to what Intel showed at the time of its strategy of Tick-Tock, so a little more optimization architecture to newer manufacturing process, expected to 12nm, which does not confirm Prior.
It follows that Ryzen 3000 will be based on the Zen 2 kernels and whether it will be 7nm processors, it is still in the stars. Finally, there is information that Zen 2 compatibility on existing boards will be ensured by simply updating the BIOS, at least such is the current schedule.
AMD, by the way, also promised another significant innovation of its radeon drivers this month. These are coming under the name of Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition , but the details are not yet known.
Source: Overclockers UK – Facebook