AMD Zen 4 will support PCIe 5.0 -- and 3D V-Cache Zen3 is slated for Q1 2022

Posted on Tuesday, October 12 2021 @ 22:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD logo
In a new video posted on the firm's YouTube channel, John Taylor, AMD Chief Marketing Officer, and Robert Hallock, Director of Technical Marketing, discuss the history of Ryzen. It's been five years since the first Ryzen processor, which was a gamechanger for AMD. Before Ryzen, AMD struggled to remain relevant in the CPU market and was slowly on its way to bankruptcy. But the firm managed to turn the tide by delivering better-than-expected products.

Anyway, there are several interesting news tidbits. First up, AMD confirms the Zen 3 refresh with 3D V-Cache will be released in early 2022. These chips promise up to 15 percent higher gaming performance. In early 2022, AMD will also reveal a new laptop processor lineup.

Secondly, AMD confirmed the AM5 processors will get PCI Express 5.0 support. Over the past couple of months, there were some rumors about AMD's Socket AM5 being limited to PCI Express 4.0. There's now official confirmation from AMD that these rumors were inaccurate.
Interestingly, Hallock also responded to the rumors that AMD Zen4 “Raphael” would only support PCIe Gen4. This is a follow-up to leaked chipset diagrams that only listed Gen4 support. He confirmed that the AM5 platform will indeed support PCIe Gen5, just as the Intel 12th Gen Core series codenamed “Alder Lake” which launch next month. It is worth saying though that he did not say Zen4 “Raphael” or Ryzen 6000/7000 specifically.

Via: VideoCardz

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

Loading Comments