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AMD transfers its old CPUs to a new process technology

While Intel stuck at 14nm

One of the users of the American forum Reddit discovered a very interesting innovation in the Ryzen 5 1600 processor. As it turned out (and this is confirmed by his observations, as well as a screenshot of the CPU-Z), the freshly purchased version of this CPU was made according to the standards of the 12 nm technological processor, while initially It was produced according to the 14 nm manufacturing process. How was this possible?
AMD transfers its old CPUs to a new process technology


Apparently, AMD decided to breathe new life into a part of the old CPUs, transferring them to a finer manufacturing process. At the same time, the identifier also changed: instead of the AE index, updated processors are indicated by the AF index.

AMD transfers its old CPUs to a new process technology

The 12nm version of the Ryzen 5 1600 is marked with an AF identifier

AMD transfers its old CPUs to a new process technology

And this is the old Ryzen 5 1600 - with the identifier AE

As the lucky one to possess the “improved” Ryzen 5 1600 notes, it accelerates to the same 3.7 GHz as the 14-nanometer version, however, it can work at this frequency for a long time and under load (under load, the 14-nanometer frequency drops to 3.4 GHz). 

In Cinebench, when loading all the cores, the frequency of the updated Ryzen 5 1600 reaches 3.6 GHz, while the frequency indicated by the AE CPU index does not exceed the 3.4 GHz mark. In reality, the Ryzen 5 1600 AF is very close in performance to the Ryzen 5 2600 - even though it costs less.

AMD transfers its old CPUs to a new process technology

It is not yet known what other processors AMD has transferred to a finer manufacturing process, but the fact itself is very happy: the company is trying to improve the user experience even where hardly anyone expects it from it.

Images credit goes to = Tom'sHardware

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