Given that it’s only just been over 6 months since AMD released its Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it was perhaps a little too soon to be already discussing the next-generation platform. Let alone the one that comes after that! Then again, if AMD follows its pattern of annual releases, then you do have to consider that it might already be less than 6 months until Ryzen 6000 is upon us. In terms of any information regarding that, however, the details so far have been somewhat slim. We understand that it’ll retain the AM4 socket and likely stick with DDR4 memory.
Following a report via Chiphell, however, we have something of a double whammy on our hands. Not only has information appeared surrounding the Ryzen 6000 platform, but the AMD roadmap also seemingly confirms details of Ryzen 7000!
The leaked document above certainly requires a little scrutiny to understand completely. Fortunately, the charts below (thanks Expreview) really help to clear this up. – So, what are we looking at? Well, clearly the focus falls upon both the Ryzen 6000 and Ryzen 7000 platforms.
The first chart denotes the desktop CPUs and, if the information is correct, Ryzen 6000 will be a 6nm chipset design retaining the DDR4 memory platform. This, despite Intel’s Alder Lake-S transitioning to DDR5. Overall though, this information is entirely in line with all of the news and rumours we’ve heard to date so far. Ryzen 7000 will seemingly be transitioning to a new 5nm Zen 4 architecture, new AM5 socket, and the formal adoption of PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 RAM.
Put simply, if Alder Lake-S is going to be the ‘game changer’ for Intel, Ryzen 7000 certainly seems to be that for AMD.
In something that is moderately surprising, though, when looking at the Ryzen 6000 mobile series, it does appear that AMD-powered laptops will be making a move to DDR5 before desktops. However, this isn’t overly surprising as their mobile series will likely release 3-4 months after desktop. As such, with that little bit of time on their side, AMD will be in a position to make sure this is 100% ready! – With those integrated graphics solutions, though it does look like we will see the formal transition away from AMD’s decent but ageing Vega in favour of their RDNA2 platform.
Like the above desktop platforms, we will see the node design decrease across both series! – Small nodes, closer chips, less energy wasted, less heat produced!
The information itself is certainly very interesting indeed. Pending no formal confirmation from Team Red, however, it should be taken with a grain of salt. – On a personal level, the only aspect I find mildly curious is the release dates for the desktop CPUs. – Even though AMD Ryzen 5000 only released last year, availability so far has been, quite frankly, terrible. With things not looking likely to improve until at least the Summer, part of me wonders whether AMD will still pile ahead with a September/October release of Ryzen 6000, given the fact that so few people have so far even been given a chance to try out Ryzen 5000. As such, I think it possible that they might decide to push them back a couple of months. Albeit, such a decision will clearly not be made at the risk of allowing Intel some uncompetitive breathing room with Alder Lake-S.
Anyway you look at it though, if this information is correct, exceptionally interesting things are seemingly on the way from AMD!
What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!
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