‘Bios version of AMD has indications for Zen 3 processors with ten cores’

AMD could release processors based on Zen 3 cores later this year with a total of ten cores. According to the developer of the DRAM Calculator and ClockTuner tool, it appears from information that can be found in a new bios update.

The developer Yuri Bubliy, better known on Twitter by the account name 1usmus, says that processors with ten Zen 3 cores are real. He says to base this on the information provided According to him is easy to get out of Agesaversion 1.0.8.1. In it, the support for processors with ten cores based on the Zen 3 architecture would be found.

If such Ryzen 4000 CPUs come out later this year, it will presumably be five cores per That mean. Currently, there are no Ryzen processors with ten cores yet. It is true that there are Threadripper CPUs that have 64 cores, but when it comes to mainstream processors, there are usually four, six or eight cores, with the relatively new Ryzen 9 3000 series processors containing twelve or sixteen cores.

Bubliy says that other information can also be extracted from Agesa 1.0.8.1, whereby he indicates the presence of a curve optimizer mentions as one of the main features of Zen 3. It would allow users to configure the boost of their Ryzen processor, in addition to the frequency for each core. In addition, the developer speaks about Infinity Fabric dividers. Infinity Fabric is the name for the interconnect introduced in 2018 for the two core complexes that house the Zen cores of the 2xxx processors. These so-called Infinity Fabric dividers would allow the memory controller clock speed to be set slightly higher in the mixed mode. According to Bubliy, this is reported several times, although he does not know what mechanism is behind it.

The first processors with Zen 3 cores will be released at the end of this year. These are made on an improved version of TSMC’s 7nm process. They are desktop processors without igpu, codenamed Vermeer. Whether AMD will actually release ten-core Ryzen 4000 processors is currently unknown. It may be that the information from Agesa 1.0.8.1 is only optional support or that this possibility is only used for internal testing.

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