The next-gen AMD ‘Vermeer’ Ryzen 4000 Series CPUs could challenge Intel in the only aspect the latter is truly leading; high Boost Clock Speeds. The new ZEN 3 CPUs which have been developed for the CPU segment have reportedly managed to achieve Boost Clock Speeds closer to 5 GHz. If AMD can confidently mass produce these ZEN 3 based Ryzen 4000 Series desktop CPUs with such high clock speeds, then it could easily destabilize Intel’s strong grip over the high-end gaming and prosumer segment.
New information about the Zen 3-based AMD ‘Vermeer’ Ryzen 4000 Series desktop-grade CPUs indicates something very big. Apparently, AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 4000 Series desktop CPUs are not only more energy-efficient than Intel’s 11th-gen Rocket Lake CPUs, but can also reach similar Boost Clock Speeds as well.
Zen3-Based AMD ‘Vermeer’ Ryzen 4000 Series Desktop-Grade CPUs Can Reach 5GHz In Boost Clock Speeds?
AMD has repeatedly assured that its design, development, and manufacturing schedule hasn’t been severely impacted. This means the company could remain committed to delivering its ZEN3-based Ryzen 4000 Series ‘Vermeer’ CPUs for the desktop PC segment this year.
So what’s next for AMD in the PC space? Well, I can’t give too much away, but I can say our high-performance journey continues with our first “Zen 3” client processor due later this year. Finally, I want to say that you haven’t seen the best of us yet …
– Rick Bergman, AMD VP, Computing & Graphics at AMD
Ryzen 9 4950X will have a boost frequency of 4.8 GHz, which is seriously impressive given that it's expected to be a 16-core, 32-thread part.
For comparison, the current Zen 2 based 3950X has a base clock of 3.5 GHz and a boost clock of up to 4.7 GHz, which isn't much lower.
— Steve from Machete Squad (@ItsHoje) August 6, 2020
Now noted tipster Igor Wallossek had posted a Tweet that offers new information about these desktop CPUs. The information was reportedly decoded from a newer OPN code Igor was given by the source:
100-000000059-52_ 48/35 _ Y
Although unconfirmed, the string of numbers reportedly belongs to an AMD Vermeer CPU which was to be considered as an Engineering Sample. While the CPU is still not the final sample, it is definitely a faster stepping from the previous report. Moreover, the initial data on the B0 samples, which were featuring a Boost Clock of 4.6 GHz and a Base Clock of 3.7 GHz, mentioned the following string of numbers.
As all the engineering samples mentioned are of course 16 cores and 32 thread CPUs, the end numbers are claimed to be the Base Clock and Boost Clock. This means a likely 16 Core 32 Thread successor to Ryzen 9 3950X, which could be the Ryzen 9 4950X, now has the capability of hitting 4.8 Ghz. The other number is reportedly the Base Clock which sits at 3.5 Ghz. Apparently, AMD has reduced the Base Clock by 200 MHz but managed to go 200 MHz higher in Boost Clock Speed.
AMD Tweaking Next-Gen Ryzen 4000/5000 Vermeer Series With Per Core Voltage Adjustment For Better Overclocking?
Intel recently opened up a new feature with the 10th-Gen Comet Lake Core series. This feature allows for per-core voltage adjustment. This feature will significantly increase optimization and overclocking capabilities. In other words, enthusiasts could achieve high clock speeds with better stability. Interestingly, the same feature is apparently coming to AMD’s CPUs in the near future. A changelog for the ComboAM4v2PI 18.104.22.168 (or 1006) revealed the exciting possibility.Some experts claim AMD might just skip the Ryzen 4000 Series naming scheme for the desktop-grade CPUs. Instead, the company could launch the ZEN 3 Vermeer desktop CPUs under the Ryzen 5000 Series naming scheme. This might be true simply because the current 4000 series lineup is extremely confusing, especially for new buyers who might be switching over from Intel CPUs.
AMD has launched the Renoir-based Ryzen 4000U and Ryzen 4000H models. The company recently added Ryzen 4000G series to the stack. Incidentally, none of these CPUs are based on the upcoming ZEN 3 Architecture. Hence it is quite possible that AMD might adopt the naming scheme of Ryzen 5000 Series for Vermeer CPUs that are based on the ZEN 3 Architecture.