AMD has apparently confirmed details of its next generation of Ryzen desktop processors and they will launch in 2024. Ryzen 8000 will launch next year and will utilise the new Zen 5 architecture and include Navi 3,5 graphics according to slides revealed by Twitter user @harukaze5719 (via Videocardz).
The current Ryzen 7000 CPUs launched in 2022, followed up by 3D V-Cache models a few months ago, focussed on gaming performance. The Ryzen 8000-series and Zen 5 architecture will not, however, require a new processor socket.
AMD is sticking to its plans of supporting the current Socket AM5 four-year lifecycle so owners of current motherboards that support Ryzen 7000 CPUs will be able to drop Ryzen 8000-series CPUs straight into their motherboards. With nothing changing physically, current processor coolers will also be compatible.
It’s looking like Intel may be the next manufacturer to release a new generation of processors, with rumors last week that the company plans to launch 14th Gen processors later in 2023 as part of a refresh of current Raptor Lake 13th Gen models.
Before AMD launches Ryzen 8000, though, it appears to be gearing up for another Ryzen 7000 launch, with the slide above indicating a range of Zen 4 processors with Navi 3.0 graphics or ‘APUs’. These will replace previous Ryzen 5000 APUs such as the Ryzen 7 5700G, which as the above slides says, used Radeon Vega graphics. The new Ryzen 7000 APUs will get an upgrade to Navi 3.0/RDNA3 graphics.
Existing Ryzen 7000 CPUs also have integrated graphics in the form of RDNA2, but this is scaled back compared to APU graphics and isn’t meant for gaming. The APUs are popular with budget gamers with their ability to offer playable frame rates at 1080p resolution in most games but without the need for a separate graphics card. There’s no word on when this year these supposed APUs will release, but they too will require an AMD Socket AM5 motherboard.
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