AMD announced its Q1-2022 earnings this morning, with record revenues and a roadmap for the consumer Zen4. Instead of just the desktop and mobile versions, there will actually be three consumer product lines, with a new performance-focused version for the mobile Version of the Ryzen 7000.
Simply put, the desktop version of ryzen 7000 series, code-named Raphael (Raphael), supports DDR5 memory, PCIe 5.0, power consumption of more than 65W.
There are two mobile versions, one is Phoenix Phoenix series, which is the successor of Rayon 6000H/U series, power consumption 35~45W, support LPDDR5 and PCIe 5.0, for the thickness of less than 20mm thin.
The difference is that this time there is also a mobile version code-named Dragon Range (Dragon Ridge), for more than 20mm thickness of the game.
For this reason, the Dragon Range's specifications have been greatly improved, with TDP power consumption up to 55W+, SUPPORT for DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0, as well as 5nm Zen4 architecture.
Why did AMD suddenly launch the Dragon Range processor? There is not much official talk about this, but from Intel's core 12 generation, the latter in performance and core number are new highs, especially the Alder Lake-HX series, the desktop version of the 16-core to the notebook platform, 16-core 24-thread, 55W+ power consumption.
Obviously, With the Dragon Range, AMD is going head-to-head with Intel in high-performance gaming cpus, an area previously dominated by Intel, and now AMD has an opportunity to go head-to-head with the 5nm Zen4 node.
While specifications for the Dragon Range processor have not been disclosed beyond TDP power, AMD insists it will have three strongest games. — Most CPU cores, most CPU threads, and most caches.
Considering the core 12 mobile version can achieve 16 core 24 threads, the next generation of Core 13 will be upgraded to 24 core 32 threads, AMD said that the maximum CPU core can not be lower than 16 cores,Of course, there are 24 cores and 48 threads to look forward to, otherwise it is easy to lose the advantage against the 13 generation Core, after all, Intel's energy efficient core core is too easy.
In addition to CPU core and thread leadership, AMD also highlighted the Dragon Range as having the largest Cache capacity, a hint that could rule out 3D V-cache technology, which could easily add 64MB to 128MB, but is unlikely to work on laptops.
From AMD's point of view, the Dragon Range's cache should be higher than the Ryzen APU, which, due to its integration with the GPU unit,The L3 cache is cut in half, while the Dragon Range should be full health cache, as it should be straight from the desktop Ryzen 7000, not the Ryzen APU.
In summary, The Dragon Range is a high-performance CPU based on the desktop Zen4. The number of cores can reach 16 or higher, and the design of cache is also higher than the original mobile Version of the Ryzen APU processor. The core display will be much weaker than the Phoenix series, but the CPU performance is more powerful. Suitable for high-end video card game.
AMD also confirmed that the Dragon Range will be named with the HX suffix, repositioning the current custom VERSION of the HX series, which is officially focused on high performance and distinct from the U/H series.