After the release of 7Nm sharp dragon APU and mobile version of sharp dragon 4000 at the beginning of next month, amd has achieved great success in 7Nm zen2 architecture. The rest will go all out to release 7Nm zen3 processor in 2020. The latest news is very optimistic about the performance improvement of zen3, believing that the floating-point performance increased by 50% and the average IPC performance improved by 17%, far exceeding the previous expectations.
At present, what we can know is that the zen3 architecture has been developed. In 2020, the 7Nm EUV process of TSMC will be used. It should continue to use the small chip architecture design of zen2. The desktop 16 core and server 64 core will not continue to grow. AMD will focus on performance optimization.
The key question is how much performance can zen3 improve? Considering that the architecture and process are not greatly changed, the performance of zen3 compared with zen2 will not be greatly improved. The previous prediction is between 10-15%. Frankly speaking, the increase has been very high, especially for an improved version rather than a new architecture.
However, the latest news from redgamingtech website is more optimistic than this expectation. They say that the integer performance of zen3 is improved by 10-12% on average, but the performance of applications requiring high floating-point performance is improved by nearly 50%. For most people, integer and floating-point performance are involved, and there will be more integer applications in daily operations.
The source said Zen3's IPC performance improvement would be about 17 percent if it were for this hybrid operation
In addition, the original text also mentioned the problem of frequency increase. From the early samples, the frequency of zen3 processor did increase by 100-200mhz, but this is for the server level Milan (the next generation epyc of zen3 Architecture), and the frequency increase of the sharp dragon 4000 series desktop processor is uncertain.
On the positive side, the 32-core and even 64 core Milan processors can increase the frequency by 100-200mhz. It's not surprising that the 8-16 core sharp dragon 4000 series can increase the frequency by 200-300mhz or more.
In a word, the news from redgamingtech website will make a fan very optimistic. The performance and frequency of IPC have been improved more or less than expected. If the sharp dragon 4000 processor in 2020 can go further in these two aspects, AMD will be almost perfect on zen3 processor.