AMD Zen 2 Architecture will be released next year for the consumer side, the new architecture will offer 29.4% better performance as compared to what we currently have available on the market. The upcoming chips will be based on the 7nm process, which means better efficiency and higher clock speeds.
In the manufacturers’ integer and floating point tests, the AMD Zen 2 Architecture chips were able to score 4.53 points while the previous current generation chips delivered 3.5 points. This is an impressive increase in performance.
You do need to keep in mind that this is a synthetic test and does not translate into real-world performance all that well. What it does give us is an idea of what we can expect to see in terms of performance from the upcoming AMD Zen 2 Architecture.
From the reports that we have received, it seems that the AMD Zen 2 Architecture will offer 13% increase in IPC as compared to the AMD Zen+ architecture. The current generation AMD Ryzen CPUs are based on the Zen+ architecture and they are already pretty competitive as compared to what Intel has to offer.
While it is unlikely that the mainstream CPUs will offer more than 8 cores and 16 threads, it is nice to know that these upcoming chips will be better in terms of IPC and overall performance. At the New Horizon event, AMD confirmed that it is working on the AMD Zen 3 architecture and that the AMD Zen 4 architecture is in development as well.
AMD has confirmed that the AMD CPUs will support the AM4 socket till 2020. It will be interesting to see whether or not the AMD Zen 4 CPUs will also support the same socket. Mark Papermaster had the following in this regard:
At AMD we have invested heavily in our architecture and product roadmaps, while also making the strategic decision to bet big on the 7nm process node. While it is still too early to provide more details on the architectural and product advances we have in store with our next wave of products, it is the right time to provide more detail on the flexible foundry sourcing strategy we put in place several years ago.
It will be interesting to see what the AMD Zen 2 Architecture will have to offer. AMD is already gaining traction in the market and these upcoming CPUs will strengthen that lead even more. These upcoming CPUs should offer more performance than the ones that we currently have on the market.