Unfortunately, the Zen 4 architecture, from which the Ryzen 7000 processors will eventually emerge, is still a little off the market. At the end of the day, before the next generation, let’s say hello to the Zen 3+ architecture, which will essentially rely on large amounts of L3 cache in order to face what Intel has to offer with its Core 12000 Alder Lake -S.
Nevertheless, today, although a bit far away, we got some very interesting information!
Confirmed! Zen 4 architecture supports next generation storage
Thanks to a driver update for the Linux operating system, we now know that the new AMD EPYC based on the Zen 4 architecture will offer up to 12 channels of DDR5 RAM, which in itself is an excellent upgrade compared to the 8 channels now in use.
The updated driver is called EDAC (Error Detection and Correction) and it has all types of memory by itself, supported by various devices that are part of the AMD ecosystem. We are talking about servers, workstations and of course conventional PCs.
Even so, the driver points to the support of several new types of memory, we have to highlight RDDR5 and LRDDR5. In case you have no idea what RDDR5 means, it’s the technology that is replacing the current LRDIMM, or high-density modules.
We don’t yet know when AMD will announce its Zen 4 architecture, but if I had to guess I would say the second half of 2022, just before summer.
Besides, what do you think of all of this? Will AMD stay on track and continue to push Intel to the wall? Or has anything changed with the change in leadership at the blue giant? Please let us know what you think in the comments below.