AMD confirmed the approximate release date of processors with the Zen 5 architecture, i.e. models probably marked as Ryzen 8000.
This year we will have a lot of hardware premieres. Not only should new GeForce RTX 50 series graphics cards debut, but also the next generations of processors. Among them, there will also be AMD’s proposals in the form of the Zen 5 architecture. The Reds revealed when we can expect them.
AMD Ryzen 8000 (Zen 5)
Previous rumors mentioned that AMD Ryzen 8000 (Zen 5) desktop processors should debut in the second half of 2024. Now this approximate date has been confirmed by the Reds during a recent conference call with shareholders.
This year we should expect both desktop (Granite Ridge) and laptop (Strix Point) models. In both cases, we are talking about significant improvements compared to previous models, not just a refresh. Despite this, AMD still intends to support the AM5 socket, so owners of motherboards with 600 series chipsets will not have to replace them (a BIOS update will probably be enough).
Interestingly, AMD also plans improved models with 3D V-Cache memories, known as the X3D series. These are to be presented a few months later, at CES 2025 in Las Vegas in January.