A rumor is circulating about AMD’s next line of Ryzen processors that suggests they will have a boost in IPC (instructions per clock) performance.
The next line of AMD processors will be built on brand new Zen 3 architecture which will use a die shrink and will likely come with better power efficiency and performance. However, the recent rumor of the IPC boost is particularly interesting.
These Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs are expected to arrive later this year and should be a huge step up from the previous generation.
An “Alarming Level” Of Performance From AMD
This rumor comes from Ice Universe, a well-known leaker who has a good record of being pretty accurate. That being said, it is still a rumor so it’s important to take it with a pinch of salt.
According to the rumor, the performance of the Ryzen 4000 CPUs has risen to an “alarming level”.
AMD is claiming around 15% to 17% IPC boost for next-gen CPUs. However, engineers at two major OEMs have suggested that the performance boost could be even better than previously thought - as much as 20%.
What Could This Mean For Intel?
By now, Intel is probably wary every time a new rumor or product line is released by AMD.
If this rumor is accurate, this could blow Intel out of the water when the Ryzen 4000 lineup is released later this year.
Intel is going to have to work quickly in response. The most likely candidate for competing against Ryzen 4000 is Intel’s 11th generation Rocket Lake CPUs, which are currently on the horizon.
However, we’ve only just seen the 10th Gen Comet Lake processors announced and they’re not even available to buy yet. We will likely have to wait until mid-next year for Rocket Lake at the earliest.
Will Intel be fast-tracking Rocket Lake to keep up with AMD’s Ryzen 4000 competition? At the moment, there’s a lot of guesswork so it’s hard to say with any certainty what Intel’s response will be.
If we hear any more rumors or updates on AMD’s Ryzen 4000 line or Intel’s Rocket Lake CPUs, we will keep you updated.