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AMD's Zen 4 still 40% more powerful than the Zen 3?

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Written by Guillaume
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For AMD, the Ryzen adventure is only the beginning of a beautiful, even a very beautiful story if we believe the latest rumors.

A few weeks ago, AMD confirmed its current good health by launching a new range of microprocessors, the Ryzen 5000 series. The Ryzen brand is already synonymous with success for AMD, which has finally returned to the level of Intel with the first series of Ryzen and, even more, with the Ryzen 3000 series. Although AMD was still slightly behind in single-core performance, it was clearly ahead of even the best Intel processors as soon as task parallelism came into play. The Ryzen 5000 series, which arrived in the fall of 2020, made the point even more clearly: this time, even on the single-core side, AMD was no longer ashamed of the comparison. The Zen 3 cores are the best in x64 architecture.

A well-deserved crown that these CPUs may not hold for long... but AMD has no problem with that, quite the contrary. Indeed, the latest information gathered by WCCFTech seems to confirm the "little words" of several AMD pundits about Zen 4. AMD's next architecture would still be significantly better than Zen 3. Be careful, however, the sources of our colleagues - the site ChipsandCheese - are quite advanced to evoke their figures: they are based on what is called an engineering sample of an EPYC Geona processor. The latter runs the Zen 4 core and is to succeed the EPYC Milan (Zen 3), which itself has not yet been released to take over from the EPYC Rome.

You understand, all this is to be taken with a certain distance, but it allows us to identify a trend and it is to AMD's advantage. The Zen 4 architecture could offer a 25% increase in the number of instructions per cycle (or IPC) compared to Zen 3 and, even more eloquently, result in a 40% increase in overall performance. To achieve such results, Zen 4 can count on a change of engraving since this architecture will make official the passage in 5 nm for AMD. Not to spoil anything, the CEO of AMD - Lisa Su - had emphasized that with such a fineness of engraving, it would be possible to increase the number of cores per chip. So, will there soon be Ryzen 6000 series with more powerful and more cores?