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AMD Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5” CPUs Already in Mass Production: Launch in Q3 2024?

Team Red is prepping the Zen 5-based Ryzen 9000 CPUs (codenamed Granite Ridge) for a Q3 release, succeeding the Ryzen 7000 (Zen 4) family.

AMD and Intel plan to launch their next-gen processors later this year. Team Red is prepping the Zen 5-based Ryzen 9000 CPUs (codenamed Granite Ridge) for a Q3 release, succeeding the Ryzen 7000 family launched in late September 2022. According to @Kepler_L2, the Ryzen 9000 processors are already in mass production and may land earlier than expected. Furthermore, the PROM21 chipset will be retained as the die powering AMD’s next-generation motherboards.

AMD Zen 5 Ryzen 9000
Ryzen 7000

AMD will want to keep its board partners happy (profitable), so we’ll likely see an updated variant of the PROM21 chipset power the 700-series motherboards. However, the X770 should remain a dual-die chipset, leveraging two PROM21 chips, twice as many as the B750 family.

We’ve learned a fair bit about the Ryzen 9000 processors in the last couple of months. The September leak from MLID gave us a first look at the finer details of the Zen 5 core and its capabilities. Codenamed “Nirvana,” the upcoming iteration of the Zen architecture will focus on single-threaded performance, core interconnect, integer execution, and frontend bandwidth. You can go through our in-detail piece on the Zen 5-powered Ryzen 9000 CPUs.

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Zen 4 3D V-Cache

AMD has already confirmed that the existing 600-series motherboards will be fully compatible with the next-gen Zen 5 processors. These AM5 boards are expected to support at least three generations of Ryzen CPUs, including Zen 4 (H2 2022), Zen 5 (H2 2024), and Zen 6 (2026). In comparison, the 300-series chipsets introduced in 2017 supported up to four generations of Zen processors: Zen 1, Zen+, Zen 2, and Zen 3.

Areej Syed

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