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  • AMD is rumored to release a new CPU series called Warhol
  • The said CPU has been reportedly cancelled 
  • The next processor that AMD might release reportedly was codenamed Raphael

The next-generation AMD Ryzen Zen 4 desktop processors might launch almost a year after the debut of Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake CPUs, according to a new leak. 

The latest information about the AMD Ryzen gaming CPUs codenamed Raphael comes from Twitter user Sepeuwmjh. According to the tweet, the rumored Zen 4 processors from AMD would be announced sometime in September or October 2022. The claim adds that AMD would release the gaming processors a month or two later following its official unveiling. 

The Twitter user is an industry insider who has been regularly sharing information about AMD CPUs and GPUs. They revealed details about the Strix Point APUs long before everyone else did, according to Wccftech

AMD Ryzen AMD is set to launch the Ryzen 5000 CPU series on November 5, 2020. Photo: steamXO/flickr

This year, tech enthusiasts are expecting that AMD would release the Ryzen "Warhol" CPU series. The said processors are rumored to be Zen 3+ architecture-based. However, several industry insiders believe that the processor has been cancelled. 

As for the AMD Ryzen Raphael's specs, rumors have it that it would be based on the next-generation Zen 4 architecture. It is anticipated to replace the Zen 3 based AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs codenamed Vermeer. Raphael CPUs would reportedly feature 6nm I/O dies in a chiplet design. 

The chipmaker previously said that it plans to increase the core counts of its next-generation mainstream desktop processors. Consumers can expect a little bump from the current generation processors' count, which is a maximum of 16 cores and 32 threads. Apart from those, the rumored AMD Ryzen Raphael gaming processors would reportedly deliver up to 25% IPC gain compared to Zen 3 with a clock speed of approximately 5 GHz. 

Just like the mainstream processor from Intel, the AMD Ryzen Raphael would reportedly feature iGPU graphics support. It is also rumored to house the RDNA 2 onboard graphics. In terms of platform, the upcoming AMD Ryzen Raphael would reportedly sport a new AM5 platform that would feature support for DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. 

It is worth noting that these specs, along with the launch and release window, are not official. In the absence of an official confirmation from the company, these details are highly speculative. Therefore, fans should take this latest information about the AMD Ryzen Raphael gaming desktop CPUs with a hefty amount of salt.