AMD is preparing new AM4 platform CPUs

So far, AMD has only released the only consumer-grade processor with 3D V-Cache technology, the 8-core 16-thread Ryzen 7 5800X3D. While decent in gaming, in higher workloads it can’t match Intel’s 12th Gen Core processors in high-end models.
Ryzen 7 5800X3D temperature
AMD will release the Ryzen 7000 series processors based on the Zen 4 architecture this year, as well as the corresponding AM5 platform. However, the new products are relatively high-end models. At the same time, the higher price of DDR5 memory at this stage will also increase the cost of building a new platform and affect consumers’ purchases. It will take time to reduce prices and expand low-end models. Recently, Twitter user @greymon55 revealed that in order to cope with the impact of Intel Alder Lake/Raptor Lake, especially the needs of the low-end market, AMD will launch a new AM4 platform CPUs in the future.

It is rumored that the Zen 3 architecture processor with 3D vertical cache technology will also have a 6-core model, which will well meet the needs of mainstream players and will also be a good complement to the AM4 platform. However, the Zen 3 architecture has been released nearly two years after all. In the face of the continuous advancement of Intel architecture, it has become a bit powerless. For this reason, AMD is likely to prepare other solutions.

Sources say AMD is testing Zen 4 architecture processors for the AM4 platform to counter Intel on older, lower-cost platforms. AMD has never confirmed that the Zen 4 architecture can support DDR4 memory in the past, which suggests that a completely different memory controller would need to be used, possibly the current modified IOD chip. It is rumored that AMD has not yet decided whether to do so, and it is estimated that it will depend on the specific situation of the future market.