An engineering sample of the AMD Ryzen 7000 processor of the upcoming Raphael series has appeared in the OpenBenchmarking database. The chip has been tested in the comprehensive Phoronix test suite, which is used by various companies to verify the stability of specific computer equipment.
The specified development sample of the Ryzen 7000 processor was marked with the OPN code 100-000000666. The data shows that the chip has 8 cores on board with support for 16 virtual threads and operates at a frequency of up to 5.21 GHz. The processor was tested on the Splinter-RPL AM5 test platform in the Ubuntu 20.04 software environment.
The chip data also contains the identification number of the integrated graphics core – GFX1036. The integrated graphics of the Ryzen 7000 processors are expected to be built on the RDNA 2 architecture.
There is no information yet on the speed of the processor itself, soon only on the graphics. But there is nothing to surprise here yet. Since the tested chip was an engineering sample, its integrated graphics obviously did not work at full capacity. In its current state, its performance is inferior to that of Intel Xe-LP and Radeon Vega “inserts”, and even more so Van Gogh (iGPU of the Steam Deck console).
Note that in the upcoming generation of AMD processors, all or most models will get integrated graphics. Currently, only Ryzen G-series chips based on the same chips as AMD Ryzen mobile processors have “embedded” chips. In the next generation, this approach will be abandoned if the rumors don’t lie.
However, one should also consider that the integrated graphics of the Ryzen 7000 (Raphael) processors do not claim to be gaming. The graphics core of the Ryzen 7000 desktop processors serves only one purpose – to display an image on the screen without the need for a separate graphics card, while possibly having basic equipment for decoding a video stream. Again, if the rumors are to be believed.
Ryzen 7000 desktop processors are expected in the second half of this year. Maybe they will be released in September. AMD will attend Computex 2022 later this month, where new details about these chips may be revealed.