Intel’s Alder Lake lineup is off to a strong start and even its budget core i3 models could pack a surprising gaming PC punch. While the blue team has undoubtedly given AMD a reason to sweat, it’s also seemingly gearing up to fight for the CPU crown, as a leaked benchmark suggests a DDR5 compatible Zen 4 offering could be in the works.
Spotted by BenchLeaks, the anonymous BAPCo CrossMark benchmark test claims the AMD CPU has 8 cores and 16 threads. The Asus bench unit used in testing also pairs the processor with two 8GB sticks of DDR5 memory, clocked at 4,800MHz.
While the BAPCo results page says the unmarked component is a desktop chip, the tested system’s M3402RA model number bears resemblance to the company’s Vivobook Pro OLED laptops. This means we could be looking at an AMD Rembrandt Zen 3+ APU, as previous rumours suggest the red team’s mobile offering will also support DDR5.
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