Since the competition in the field of processors does not stop, AMD engineers are already preparing a new generation of processor cores for Ryzen processors, which promises a lot, at least on paper. We are talking about advanced Zen 4 processor cores made using 5nm technology. Initially expected to be available for EPYC (Genoa) server processors, it is expected to hit the market later this year. It will also be available for PC at a later time.
According to online rumors, EPYC Genoa Zen 4 processors will be on average 29 percent more powerful than EPYC Milan processors based on Zen 3 cores. The new processors are also expected to offer support for DDR5 system memory and fast data. PCI-E 5.0 user interface. The first measurements of the novelty showed that AMD has hit the target with its EPYC Zen 4 processors.
AMD doubled the amount of L2 cache with EPYC Zen 4 processors. However, in our testing, there was a model equipped with 32 physical cores and 64 virtual cores. The default operating frequency is 1.2 GHz, and in fast mode it can reach 3.43 GHz.
In the benchmarking software Geekbench, it scored 1,126 in single-core mode and 4,646 in multi-core mode. Although the new AMD EPYC Zen 4 processor will not be noticeably faster than the model with Zen 3 cores. However, there is no cause for concern from AMD just yet. Namely, the prototype was tested, which will be further improved before it is offered for sale. As mentioned earlier, this will initially be available for server systems.