We got a little preview of AMD’s upcoming next-generation Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors at their CES 2022 event, but it seems some engineering samples are already in the wild. Two models from AMD Family 25 (Zen 4 Raphael) have been spotted over at the MilkyWay@Home project website. There are two different entries, one with 8 cores and the other with 16. These are listed as:
– 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
While we can see the “Number of processors” listed at 16 and 32 respectively, don’t mistake these for actual cores, this number refers to threads.
The benchmark lists the “Cache” for both of these CPUs at 1024 KB, which would be twice as much L2 cache as Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors. These CPUs are expected to launch in the second half of this year.