announced the product roadmap of the Ryzen 7000
series processors in its first-quarter 2022 earnings report. The new products will include three different Zen 4 cores, including Raphael for desktops, Dragon Range for high-end, enthusiast gaming laptops, and Phoenix for thin and light gaming laptops. Among them, Raphael will be released within this year, while Dragon Range and Phoenix will be released next year, and if there is no surprise, it will be CES 2023 next year.
The first Zen 4 architecture desktop processor Raphael is expected to be launched in the third quarter of this year. There is actually a lot of news about it. It will use the new AM5 platform, support DDR5 memory and PCI-E 5.0, and the TDP of the processor starts from 65W. The number of cores can refer to the current Zen 3. AMD should not increase the number of CCDs on mainstream desktop platforms in the Ryzen 7000 series.
The Ryzen 6000 series notebook platform has only one Rembrandt core, but the Ryzen 7000 series will be subdivided into Dragon Range and Phoenix. Among them, the TDP of the Dragon Range can reach more than 55W, and it is aimed at high-performance gaming notebooks with a thickness of more than 20mm. It also supports PCI-E 5.0 and DDR5. It is likely to be directly packaged with desktop-level cores like Intel’s Alder Lake-HX, so it may have up to 16 cores, but the GPU performance is relatively weak. After all, these notebooks are equipped with independent graphics.
Phoenix is the direct successor of Rembrandt, it supports PCI-E 5.0, and supports DDR5 and LPDDR5 memory, with TDP between 35 and 45W, for thin and light gaming notebooks within 20mm, it should still have a maximum of 8 cores, but the GPU will be much stronger than the Dragon Range, and it should also be the core used by the Ryzen 7000U series processors.