In recent days, there are a lot of news about AMD's next-generation processor architecture zen3, especially the performance of IPC, which has attracted the attention of the players. The optimistic news is that the performance of IPC has increased by 17%,Amd CTO revealed no less than 10%。 In addition to the architecture upgrade, Zen3 will also use TSMC's 7nm (N7P) process, which will also improve performance.
The current TSMC ZEN2 architecture for AMD uses a 7nm HPC process (N7) or a first-generation 7nm process, while an important upgrade of the Zen3 process evolved to a second-generation N7P, or 7nm EUV process, with the Huawei's Kirin 990 5G processor currently using but TSMC 7nm EUV, but this is for low-power products, AMD should use a HPC version.
For the second generation 7Nm process, TSMC officially gives less informationIt has previously been suggested that the core area of the 7 nm EUV process will be reduced by 10-20% and the power consumption at the same performance will be reduced by 10% but the performance improvement is not mentioned
However, the power consumption of the same-sex energy is reduced by 10%, which means that under the same TDP, amd may still increase the frequency of zen3 processor. Previous reports also show that the frequency of zen3 can be increased by 100-300mhz. If it is 300MHz, it is still hopeful to touch 5GHz. After all, the Ruilong 93950x has reached 4.7ghz.
For the performance improvement of AMD, Intel can't help it. The 10 generation core comet lake-s processor is expected to be launched in the next week. With the new core frequency acceleration mode, the maximum frequency of core i9-10900k is up to 5.3GHz, which is expected to maintain the frequency advantage over AMD. However, considering that Intel's architecture remains unchanged and AMD's IPC is even increased by 10%, it should be no surprise that zen3's single core performance can achieve a single core advantage reversal.