An intriguing photograph has been spotted on the Chiphell forums. An Alienware customer has shared a poster mentioning the Ryzen 9000 Series Processors. The OP claims that he purchased an Alienware R15 gaming desktop and got the Ryzen 9000 poster as part of a promotional campaign (for loyal customers). There is a high chance that someone pranked our “loyal customer,” but AMD may have decided to skip the Ryzen 8000 naming in favor of the Ryzen 9000. Let’s not forget. The 1st Gen, 3rd Gen, 5th Gen, and the 7th Gen Ryzen processors all begin with an odd number.
Officially, AMD still hasn’t declared the naming scheme for the Zen 5 CPU family. All official slides refer to them by their codenames rather than as the Ryzen 8000 or Ryzen 9000 lineup. And then there’s the case of AM5 Phoenix processors (apparently Hawk Point). The Zen 4 desktop APUs are expected to adopt the Ryzen 8000 naming scheme rather than the Ryzen PRO 7000 nomenclature.
This decision may have been taken to distinguish the AM5 desktop Zen 4 APUs from the mobility Ryzen PRO 7000 stack or indicate the use of Hawk Point dies instead of Phoenix. We don’t know much about Hawk Point, either. It is supposed to be a Zen 4 refresh featuring an RDNA 3 iGPU and DDR5/LPDDR5x memory support.
Earlier, Hawk Point was thought to be part of the Ryzen 8000 mobile family, making up the budget-to-midrange offerings. However, newer reports indicate that the same chips may power the upcoming AM5 Ryzen 8000/Ryzen PRO 8000 desktop APU.
In conclusion, there’s a good chance that AMD may use the Ryzen 9000 naming scheme for the Zen 5 desktop family.