16 cores still enough for consumers?Previously, there were some rumors about Raphael having three compute tiles, which could result in a maximum core configuration of 24. But if these new leaks are accurate, the number of cores will not increase versus the current top model, the Ryzen 9 5950X.
Raphael will compete with Raptor Lake, the successor of Intel's Alder Lake-S. The latter will also have a maximum of sixteen cores, but in the case of Intel, it will be a combination of eight high-performance cores and eight high-efficiency cores.
The first Zen 4-based chips from AMD are expected around mid-2022, they will be made on a 5nm node from TSMC. If AMD sticks to its current naming scheme, Raphael would launch as the Ryzen 6000 series. The new lineup will use Socket AM5 and could support DDR5 memory.
According to Patrick Schur, the AMD Raphael series will have a TDP of up to 170W.
Raphael ????— Patrick Schur (@patrickschur_) July 13, 2021
- up to 16 Cores
- up to 170 W
- 5 nm