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.