Some information has been leaked about the AMD Ryzen 7000 APU, codenamed “” Raphael “. It seems they will use a new architecture for the CPU, the Zen 4, and finally the new second generation Navi architecture for the integrated graphics part.
AMD’s APUs make up an excellent alternative to the classic CPU + GPU pair, especially in mobile solutions such as notebooks, because they offer good performance together with low size and consumption. The fifth generation of APUs will be based on the Zen 3 architecture while the graphics part will be entrusted to the now obsolete Vega architecture. We are very happy with the processor part, but the integrated graphics are certainly anachronistic now. Unfortunately we could wait another 2 years before we see the latest Navi 2x solution in action – the same that runs the RX 6000 series discrete GPUs – inside the APU, with AMD Ryzen 7000 “Raphael”. Let’s see the latest information leaked about it.
AMD Ryzen 7000 “Raphael”: the new APUs with Zen 4 and 2x Navi graphics
Long ago a leaker on Twitter had released a roadmap of the new releases of AMD’s APUs, anticipating some code names of new products with the relative specifications then confirmed as Warhol or Cezanne. However the information made public they didn’t cover AMD’s entire roadmap because at the time things were still uncertain about the future. Today thanks to Videocardz colleagues, we learned that another piece of the same roadmap was shared by user @sepeuwmjh.
– vegeta (@sepeuwmjh) April 4, 2021
A new series of products identified with the is clearly indicated code name “Raphael” which could correspond to the AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs. We also confirm that the APUs of the future will probably use the new Zen 4 architecture, of which little is known yet, and the second generation Navi graphics architecture aka RDNA 2 that we have already seen at ‘operates on AMD’s latest GPUs. The thesis that CPUs based on Zen 4 will be made with a 5 nm production process. The update of the graphic part is certainly interesting, but maybe a little late compared to the market trend: in fact, already today the new Intel Xe architecture is able to guarantee excellent performance and compete with the iGPU of AMD’s APUs, already this year the gap could widen. The new AMD Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” APUs will not see the light before 2022.
Until 2022, but before?
The complete roadmap for the next few years is slowly being built. Before moving on to Zen 4 and probably the new one socket AM5, there will be a step named Zen3 + or the refinement of the current Zen 3 architecture which should lead to an increase in performance of about 7-8% according to the first rumors. These new CPUs and APUs could also rely on a 6 nm process (it is not clear if we simply mean a refinement of the 7 nm process as has happened in the past). Some rumors that both Next Generation Threadripper and Ryzen 5000 Refresh (or Ryzen 6000) may be using this new node. This would also explain why we still have no news of new AMD Threadripper processors that could therefore arrive at the end of the year with the most advanced production process. That’s all from the hardware section, keep following us!