AMD’s Zen architecture began in 2016, and disclosed the details of the new architecture to the outside world for the first time, and announced the new Ryzen brand at the end of the year. With the introduction of more cores and the improvement of architecture efficiency, there is more competition in the processor market. Recently, AMD released a video where its chief marketing officer John Taylor and technical marketing director Robert Hallock celebrated the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Ryzen brand.
Although Robert Hallock did not directly mention the Zen 4 architecture processor and AM5 socket, he confirmed that AMD will switch to a new platform next year and will support DDR5 memory. He is also confirmed that the new generation platform will have better heat dissipation equipment compatibility compared with the existing AMD4 platform. In addition, Robert Hallock also responded to the rumor that the Zen 4 architecture processor code-named Raphael only supports the PCIe Gen4 standard, saying that the leaked pictures only list the PCIe Gen4 standard, in fact, the AM5 platform can support the PCIe Gen5 standard, which is the same as Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake. However, Robert Hallock did not confirm whether the Zen 4 architecture processor code-named Raphael belongs to the Ryzen 6000 series or the Ryzen 7000 series.
Robert Hallock also revealed that AMD
will launch a new mobile platform processor in early 2022, which will have better power efficiency. AMD will use a new algorithm to determine the status and workload of the processor and configure the processor accordingly. This feature is called “Power Management Framework”. AMD will also launch a Zen 3 architecture desktop processor with 3D V-Cache technology, but it has not been confirmed that it belongs to the Ryzen 5000 or 6000 series. Allegedly, this will be the last product of the AM4 platform, marking a perfect end to the AM4 socket that has been in use for several years.