Rumor: AMD Zen 2 Packs 13% IPC Gain Over Zen+

Gaming Performance Still Under Question

A new rumor is making rounds on the Internet right now and it’s pretty interesting.  CPU-centric leaker, Bits and Chips, has posted on Twitter to tease something noteworthy. According to him, the move from Zen+ to Zen 2 will give users an average of 13% gain in performance.

ZEN 2 IPC
ZEN 2 IPC
Source – Overclockers.ua

The results apparently come from “scientific task” workloads but gaming data is yet to be shared so we are still waiting for the entire picture to unfold.  The source in this game is said to be an employee of a “big company” and behind previously leaked information that turned out to be true, especially, concerning the IPC of Zen, and AM4 sockets.

AMD Zen CPU got updated to Zen+ earlier this year by AMD and they used an improved 12nm LP process.  Precision Boost 2 combined with increased core base and frequencies gave much better results. Hopefully Zen 2 will be showcased by AMD sooner than later. The 7nm chip is rumored to house 8-cores  and 16 threads that clock 4.2Ghz. The chip aims to take down core i7 8700K in terms of performance.

Zen 2 based chips for servers have already been showcased back at Computex this year. AMD CEO Lisa Su hinted that the company is working on retail models of Zen 2. The first server-side Zen 2 chips are rolling out this year. With the new Zen 2chips, we can expect 10 to 15% improvements in instructions per clock. And expect 32-cores on the flagship chips but there is a rumored 64-core monster in development, according to rumors.

The 64-core CPU would be the world’s most powerful chip but its existence is yet to be acknowledged by AMD. On the other hand, rival Intel is struggling to hold its dominance in the CPU market. The lack of innovation and rebranding of old products isn’t going well with consumers.

Sikandar Mahmood


An avid fan of stealth-shooter genre. He prefers tactical-based shooters over mainstream titles and regards PS4 and PC as his choice of gaming platforms.