The AMD Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 Raphael desktop processors are expected to be launched in the second half of 2022. First engineering samples of Ryzen 7000 series 8-core and 16-core CPUs now spotted over at the MilkyWay@Home project website.
There are two entries with different OPN cores listed in the database, one carrying 8 cores and the other with 16:
- AMD Eng Sample: 100-000000665-21_N [Family 25 Model 96 Stepping 0] – 16 core / 32 thread
- AMD Eng Sample: 100-000000666-21_N [Family 25 Model 96 Stepping 0] – 8 core / 16 thread
The benchmark lists ‘Cache’ for both Raphael CPUs as 1024KB, which would be twice as big as Zen3 Vermeer L2 Cache. These new desktop CPUs will require an entirely new socket (AM5/LGA1718) which is required a large number of interfaces, such as DDR5 or PCIe Gen5.