That is impressive. Bring on the next gen HEDT with these designs already!
This is impressive compared to Intel's precious blunders... Given that they have an R&D budget literally more than 6x greater than AMD's, this is simply what they should be doing and should HAVE been doing. That said, I have been claiming that as consumers, with respect for the long view of things, it would have be more beneficial for us as consumers if AMD had a few more years (at least 3 to 5 additional years) of Dominance in order to build up their financial resources and better penetrate the segments with the largest T.A.M.'s within the x86 market as a whole: enterprise and mobile. Name another industry in which a company like AMD (2020 R&D budget of $1.98 Billion) has been able to truly compete (as in NOT being relegated to only playing the role of the perennial budget offering for which consumers do not willingly choose, but merely settle) against a monopolist like Intel (2020 R&D budget $13.56 Billion) for a decade or longer and for the same markets and market segments.... I'm having trouble thinking of any.
Preliminary reports, including ones printed on this very website have claimed Zen4 to have an IPC increase of 29%, funny. Perhaps with V-cache, frequency bumps and some other architectural tricks, core for core performance uplift could be 35%+, but it seems as though AMD shouldn't be waiting around much longer. The past has proven that Lisa Su will do the absolute best with what she is given, her compitence isn't in question, but what is is whether she has access to enough resources to compete with a company whose financial power is a magnitude greater and has established a mindshare so pervasive that the vast majority of consumers (who are NOT well educated with respect to hardware specifications and empirical data from the latest reviews) have the terms "Intel" and "laptop" synonymous in their minds to such a degree that the thought of even inquiring whether there is a competing option never even occurs to them.