Specifications for AMD’s new Ryzen 8000-series chips appear to have leaked, giving us our first look at AMD’s “Granite Ridge” chips.
If the latest rumors are to be believed, we know we can expect to see a variety of Ryzen 8000 mobile CPU models ranging from 6 to 16 core counts, TDPs from 65W to 170W, and up to 64MB of L3 cache memory.The report comes from Master 3D The desktop variant was also revealed and it seems to come with similar specs like Zen 5 CCD (Eldora), Zen 5 CPU cores (Nirvana), 6 to 16 Zen 5 processor cores, 65W to 170W TDP, up to 64MB L3 cache , and 16MB L2 cache.
The new Zen 5 architecture should be a massive improvement over the current Zen 4 — the current architecture behind some of the best processors of the past year — offering up to an 18% performance boost while reducing power consumption by 34%. %. The chips are expected to use TSMC’s 3NE and 3NP nodes, which will greatly improve their performance relative to Intel’s rival chips, which have just moved to the 7nm process node.
This efficiency is the most impressive aspect of the leap from N5 to N3 process technology. Leaks suggest that TSMC’s N3 process is expected to offer 10% to 15% higher speed at the same power consumption.
Will an AMD Ryzen 8000 CPU be coming in 2024?
Since component development takes at least a year, the leak suggests that production will likely start in the second half of 2022, in line with the release window.we also heard Zen 5 will be released in 2024so this leak adds further evidence to that timeline.
As early as March 30, there was Press release about AMD Ryzen-based servers This hints at the release of the next generation of AMD CPUs. According to the aforementioned press release: “While these new products are entry-level servers, CPU support doesn’t end there, with the AM5 platform supported until at least 2025. The next generation of AMD Ryzen desktop processors will be available later this year Will also be supported on this AM5 platform…”
However, a corrective statement from Gigabyte spokesperson Liam Quinn clarified that the wording was poor and that the company doesn’t actually know when the Ryzen 7000 successor will launch.
That could mean several things, including that we won’t see any chips until 2025. Or AMD could release more incrementally instead, with some AM5-compatible chips coming in 2025. The Ryzen 9 8900X in October 2024 and the Ryzen 9 8900X3D in March 2025 certainly meet expectations, but we’ll have to wait and see.