ExecutableFix has shared the first renders of what “Raphael,” AMD’s first Zen 4 processors on its new AM5 platform, will supposedly look like. As revealed by the leaker last week, AMD is reportedly shifting from a PGA (pin grid array) to LGA (land grid array) for its future mainstream desktop CPUs, which means that they will no longer feature pins on the underside. The renders reflect this, showing a bottom that’s reminiscent of what’s traditionally seen in chips such as Intel’s Core processors. ExecutableFix also reported that Raphael will feature support for 28 PCIe 4.0 lanes and a standard TDP of 120 watts, with special variants potentially going up to 170 watts.
170W TDP seems to only be for a special variant, not the normal CPUs for sure— ExecutableFix (@ExecuFix) May 25, 2021
AMD Raphael is likely to power Ryzen 7000 series and it will be another Zen4 product alongside Genoa (EPYC) and Pheonix (APU). It was previously reported that AMD Raphael might launch by the end of the fourth quarter of 2022. That said, Raphael would probably compete with Alder Lake successor which is Raptor Lake.
Sources: ExecutableFix, VideoCardz