Concerning Zen 3, we’ve had a handful of leaks. In our first exclusive, we reported that Zen 3 did in fact have one CCX per CCD but the overall L3 cache size would remain the same. This would come alongside an IPC bump similar to Zen 2. We followed that up with more specific details on this IPC bump, which is almost entirely integer related. While some speculated that Zen 3 would also feature a 50% floating point IPC increase, we have not seen such an indication and we have since explained why this is unlikely. Zen 3 is speculated to deliver far better gaming performance than its predecessors thanks to decreased latency and increased integer performance.
Months of speculation are soon to end, thankfully. Though CPUs are AMD’s bread and butter on the PC, RDNA2 might be the more anticipated product. Whether or not the new Radeon GPUs can live up to the hype is unclear. Still, AMD has much potential thanks to its claimed 50% efficiency gain, which could theoretically be used to boost performance 50% while using the same amount of power as RDNA. At any rate, October will be a dense month.
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