Gigabyte Claims Next-Gen Ryzen CPUs Arrive on AM5 This Year
Giga Computing, Gigabyte’s enterprise division, recently announced two servers based on AMD’s Zen 4 processors. But more importantly, the manufacturer has confirmed that a successor to the Ryzen 7000 lineup, which offers some of the best CPUs on the market, will be arriving later this year.
Just like the AM4 socket, the AM5 socket will feature several generations of Ryzen processors. AMD has promised to support the AM5 socket until 2025. It’s no secret that Zen 5 is the successor to Zen 4. AMD’s final desktop processor roadmap has Zen 5 in 2024. Gigabyte’s statement implies that AMD may have pushed the Zen 5 release date forward. The next-generation processor could hit the retail market by the end of the year. However, the next-generation chip that Gigabyte is referring to could be the rumored Zen 4 refresh (Zen 4+).
“These new products are entry-level servers, but CPU support doesn’t end there, and the AM5 platform will be supported until at least 2025. In addition, the next-generation AMD Ryzen desktop processors coming later this year will also be in this category. Backed by the AM5 platform, customers who purchase these servers today have the opportunity to upgrade to the Ryzen 7000 series successor,” Gigabyte wrote in it. press release (opens in new tab).
Zen 5 doesn’t have a commercial name, but assuming AMD follows the naming sequence, the upcoming chip should debut as Ryzen 8000. AMD used the famous painter’s name as the codename for the chipmaker’s previous-generation desktop Ryzen processors. I’ve grown fond of using names. Similarly, AMD has hinted at the Zen 5 as Granite Ridge, seemingly going back to the days of using location. Ryzen 1000 and Ryzen 2000 were Summit Ridge and Pinnacle Ridge respectively.
Very little information is available about Zen 5. AMD has only confirmed that Granite Ridge is using an “advanced node”, limiting the possibilities to TSMC’s 3nm or 4nm process node. A very early leak claims that Zen 5 will use the latter. However, a 3nm variant could come at a later date. Additionally, AMD has previously referred to Zen 5 as a “new ground-up microarchitecture”, implying that Zen 5 is more than just an upgrade to Zen 4. Nonetheless, it is generally expected that Zen 5 will be able to offer significantly higher performance and efficiency. From Zen 4.
It wasn’t long ago that AMD announced its Ryzen 7000X3D V-Cache processor. However, it seems premature for the chipmaker to launch Zen 5 as the company was targeting a 2024 release. was the home base. In September 2022 he got his AM5 with Ryzen 7000. Less than a year after its release, he is reportedly waiting for his successor. There’s no doubt that the AM5’s lifespan is on par with or longer than his AM4.