5nm AMD Zen 4 CPUs were Planned for AM4 Boards but Seem Highly Unlikely, Same Goes for Additional Zen 3D Chips [Rumor]

There have been several rumors hinting at a possible Zen 4 launch for existing AM4 users, along with a bunch of additional Ryzen 5000X3D parts. However, sources close to MLID have claimed that the chances of these SKUs hitting retail remain slim. Multiple AIB partners have stated that while Zen 4 was originally planned for the AM4 socket, plans have changed. None of the board partners have been briefed about a Zen 4 part leveraging older B550/X570 motherboards.

Furthermore, the rumors surrounding the launch of additional Ryzen 5000X3D parts seem to have been hoaxes as well. Much like AM4 Zen 4, there might have been plans to release a few more Zen 3D chips but market trends along with high demand for Milan-X have cut the AM4 roadmap short. Considering the relatively milder IPC gains brought about by Zen 4, it would have been detrimental for AMD to launch cheaper Zen 3D SKUs offering comparable gaming performance.

This isn’t to say that won’t be releasing any Zen 3D parts in the future. With Intel focusing more and more on its budget range, AMD might be forced to launch a Ryzen 5 5600X3D to tackle the Core i5-13400 and the 13500. As already reported, the Zen 4 client family will only consist of the Ryzen 5 7600X, Ryzen 7 7800X, Ryzen 9 7900X, and the 7950X at the time of launch. Like much of 2021 and 2022, the high-margin enthusiast margins are AMD’s primary focus for the time being.


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