AMD's Ryzen 7000 'Raphael' desktop and EPYC 7004 'Genoa' server CPUs will be featuring support for DDR5-5200 native memory speeds. The confirmation comes from widely-known DRAM maker, Apacer, in its latest blog.
AMD To Boost Its Ryzen 7000 'Raphael' Desktop & EPYC 7004 'Genoa' Server CPU Platforms With DDR5-5200 Native Memory Speeds
It was leaked within Gigabyte's documents a while back but can now be confirmed that both AMD platforms featuring the Zen 4 core architecture, Ryzen 7000 'Raphael' for desktops, and EPYC 7004 'Genoa' for servers, will be rocking native memory speeds of DDR5-5200. Apacer industrial posted this within the specs sheet for its upcoming DDR5 memory solutions that will be powering these next-gen platforms.
From what we have been able to gather, AMD's Ryzen 7000 'Raphael' Desktop CPUs will feature support for DDR5-5200 in a dual-channel (2 DIMMs per channel) solution while the EPYC 7004 'Genoa' server platform will feature support for DDR5-5200 in a 12-channel (2 DIMMs per channel) solution.
Compared to the competition, AMD's Ryzen 7000 'Raphael' Desktop CPUs will offer a good bump in memory specs versus the existing Intel Alder Lake lineup which supports up to DDR5-4800 native speeds. The platform will be competing against Intel's Raptor Lake lineup which is expected to offer boosted memory specs up to DDR5-5600 (native).
AMD Mainstream Desktop CPU Generations Comparison:
|AMD CPU Family||Codename||Processor Process||Processors Cores/Threads (Max)||TDPs (Max)||Platform||Platform Chipset||Memory Support||PCIe Support||Launch|
|Ryzen 1000||Summit Ridge||14nm (Zen 1)||8/16||95W||AM4||300-Series||DDR4-2677||Gen 3.0||2017|
|Ryzen 2000||Pinnacle Ridge||12nm (Zen +)||8/16||105W||AM4||400-Series||DDR4-2933||Gen 3.0||2018|
|Ryzen 3000||Matisse||7nm (Zen 2)||16/32||105W||AM4||500-Series||DDR4-3200||Gen 4.0||2019|
|Ryzen 5000||Vermeer||7nm (Zen 3)||16/32||105W||AM4||500-Series||DDR4-3200||Gen 4.0||2020|
|Ryzen 5000 3D||Warhol?||7nm (Zen 3D)||8/16||105W||AM4||500-Series||DDR4-3200||Gen 4.0||2022|
|Ryzen 7000||Raphael||5nm (Zen 4)||16/32||170W||AM5||600-Series||DDR5-5200||Gen 5.0||2022|
|Ryzen 7000 3D||Raphael||5nm (Zen 4)||16/32?||105-170W||AM5||600-Series||DDR5-5200/5600?||Gen 5.0||2023|
|Ryzen 8000||Granite Ridge||3nm (Zen 5)?||TBA||TBA||AM5||700-Series?||DDR5-5600+||Gen 5.0||2024-2025?|
As for the server platform, AMD will have a huge lead over Intel's 8-channel DDR5-4800 Sapphire Rapids-SP platform. Here, AMD isn't just offering higher speeds but also offering more channels allowing for denser memory solutions. While Intel will allow up to 32 DIMMs on a dual-socket solution, AMD's EPYC platforms can technically go up to 48 DIMMs on a dual-socket solution which amounts to insane capacities. But that's not all, the same leaked documents from Gigabyte also mention up to DDR5-6000 native speeds for future EPYC SOCs on the same AM5 socket.
AMD is also betting hard on its new memory overclocking features such as the recently reported EXPO (Extended Profiles For Overclocking) for Ryzen 7000 'Raphael' Desktop CPUs that will work in tandem with DDR5 memory. Along with a robust AM5 / SP5 solution for the respective segment, AMD is expected to disrupt both markets once again when they launch in the second half of 2022.
AMD EPYC Genoa vs Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids-SP Server CPU Platforms
|Server Family||AMD EPYC Genoa||Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids-SP|
|Process Node||5nm||Intel 7|
|CPU Architecture||Zen 4||Golden Cove|
|L2 Cache||1 MB Per Core (Up To 96 MB)||2 MB Per Core (Up To 112 MB)|
|L3 Cache||384 MB||105 MB|
|Memory Capacity||12 TB||8 TB|
|TDP Range (PL1)||320W||350W|
|TDP Range (Max)||700W||764W|
|Socket Support||LGA 6096 'SP5'||LGA 4677 'Socket P'|
|Flagship SKU||EPYC 9664||Xeon Platinum 8480H|
|Flagship SKU Price||$12,000 US||$17,000 US|
|Launch||10th November, 2022||10th January, 2023|
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