The AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ desktop CPU is based on AMD’s Zen 4 core architecture. The ‘Raphael’ CPU was discovered earlier this year, in the MilkyWay@home database. Benchleaks was able to identify the CPUs as being AMD Raphael ES processors, based on their production model ID of 96 and product ID of 100-000000514-03 N. Now, the latest AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ engineering sample desktop CPU featuring 8 Zen 4 cores has been spotted in the Openbenchmarking database.
It will be built on a 5 nm process and will include integrated graphics. This will eliminate the need for discrete graphics, which AMD has only offered for its mobile APUs. The Raphael is expected to sport a Navi 2 iGPU and will fit into AMD’s roadmap.
AMD is reportedly taping out new desktop CPUs based on the Zen 4 architecture. The Raphael series will include 16 cores, 32 threads, and a TDP of up to 170W. AMD is reportedly tapping into the new 5nm and 6nm process nodes to develop these CPUs.
They will feature DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 support. AMD has not publicly confirmed a release date, but a late 2020 announcement is possible.
Despite AMD’s new processor architecture, it’s unlikely to have the performance of a Zen 4 architecture processor. It is rumored to feature 16 cores, with up to eight Priority Cores operating at full speed. This is a very powerful chip.
It is expected to top out at 170W TDP and boast the highest number of cores. AMD is promising that this new Raphael CPU will have a lower TDP than its predecessor, the Ryzen 7 5800X.