AMD’s upcoming Zen 4-based Ryzen 6000 series processors will reportedly max out at 16 cores. This is according to hardware leaker ExecutableFix, who suggested via a tweet today that the flagship “Raphael” chip will likely be limited to 16 cores. This would put it in line with red team’s current mainstream desktop flagship, the Ryzen 9 5950X, which leverages 16 cores and 32 threads. According to another leaker, Patrick Schur, AMD’s Zen 4-based Ryzen 6000 series processors will also feature TDPs of up to 170 watts.
16 cores it is for Raphael 😇— ExecutableFix (@ExecuFix) July 13, 2021
Raphael 🥰— Patrick Schur (@patrickschur_) July 13, 2021
– up to 16 Cores
– up to 170 W
– 5 nm
AMD Raphael series is based on TSMC 5nm fabrication node. Those supposedly AMD Ryzen 6000 series processors will be the first to support DDR5 memory and the first to feature a brand new IHS design for LGA1718 based socket codenamed AM5. Previous rumors have suggested that Raphael might debut around the second and third quarter of next year, which suggests it will compete with Alder Lake-S successor codenamed Raptor Lake.