AMD’s Ryzen 4000 desktop processors will be “tremendously powerful,” as a company executive recently boasted thanks to major advances in the Zen 3 architecture on which they are based.
The comment was made by Forrest Norrod, senior vice president of AMD, during Deutsche Bank’s 2020 conference call, as reported by Seeking Alpha.
Norrod said, “So you know the first Zen 1 Core was great and enormously gutted, but so was Zen2. And Zen 3, at the heart of our next-generation products, is also a hugely powerful architecture, and you know exactly which way we had to be. “
Certainly, the trust behind the strong choice of words should not be confused with the performance of Zen 3 and thus the performance that we can expect from the next generation of Ryzen 4000 chips.
AMD recently announced that it will debut Zen 3 desktop processors on October 8th. So we should know a lot more about Ryzen 4000 CPUs very soon. Another event will follow on October 28th, at which AMD will present Big Navi graphics cards.
Big leap in performance
With the launch only a few weeks away, it obviously makes sense for AMD to start cranking the hype machine for Ryzen 4000. We expect the IPC to increase by 1
Therefore, a big leap in performance is expected, and another leak of the alleged AMD Ryzen 9 4950X gives Intel cause for concern as well. This 16-core processor achieves a 4.8 GHz boost – with possibly higher speeds (supposedly) an early technical test.
The existing 3950X offers a 4.7GHz boost – and keep in mind that any clock speed improvements, on top of the huge architectural advantages, will be a one-two blow to Intel.