The simile of the chicken or the egg is not even painted here for the simple fact that chronologically speaking we do not know who first designed or thought about what the CPUs of the future will be, which in the case of Intel are present. The news of the Ryzen 8000 is greater than expected and that we only have a glimpse of what is to come, which really seems like a lot.
AMD Ryzen 8000, efficiency cores, before Intel?
Precisely there is the main controversy of what has escaped today. And it is that Intel already has hybrid processors with P-Core cores and E-Core cores on the market, where the latter are based on efficiency as the main premise. Well, what was revealed today specifies nothing less than the AMD’s first hybrid architecturewhich will arrive with the aforementioned Ryzen 8000 with also some peculiarities.
In the first place, the Ryzen 9 seems that they could only have high-power cores, while the lower ranges would use E-Cores to their credit. In addition, the count in number of them for top-of-the-range processors will rise to 32 on desktop a not insignificant figure that will compete with Intel without a doubt.
Where is the discussed controversy? Well, as we say in chronological order. It was 2018 and AMD did not yet have the Zen+ architecture on the market when Mike Clark surprisingly talked about Zen 5 and its research and development, which was not understood at the time and was not relevant as such.
The following year Papermaster confirmed that Zen 4 and Zen 5 had two separate development teams, which was also not given much attention, so who implemented and designed the first hybrid architecture in the first place? Was it Intel that copied AMD in some way that we don’t know about? Or has it been AMD that has copied Intel in some way that we will never know?
Such a particular and specific approach to processors is not an idea that is temporarily acceptable and trivial in two companies like this, just as AMD’s MCM architecture for Ryzen was not… Perhaps we will never know beyond the fact that Intel arrived first at the hybrid generation.
The brutal increase in IPC and changes in the caches
Rumors enter the scene again and if we already anticipated more than a month and a half ago the increase in the IPC of the current Zen 3 processors to the Zen 4 that are to come as Ryzen 7000 (+19% on average), now come Zen 5 and… It’s a brutal figure.
What is estimated in this case is that from Zen 4 to Zen 5 there will be another spectacular leap in 30% in this section, which would greatly complicate Intel’s reaction if the arrival date is close.
Also keep in mind that Intel will release 4 architectures in just over two years, maybe they somehow know what AMD is preparing with Zen 5 and are going full throttle?
We do not know the changes in the architecture of these new processors, but there are rumors of a completely new reconstruction of the caches as well as a more than impressive increase in either L1, L2 or L3. Without a doubt, we will see a jump in performance after years of taking small steps forward.