AMD may release the Ryzen 8000 series in 2024Q1

During AMD’s financial analyst day event last June, the company unveiled its new CPU product roadmap, revealing that the Zen 4 architecture would comprise three distinct cores: Zen 4, Zen 4 V-Cache, and Zen 4c, with both 5nm and 4nm iterations. By 2024, AMD plans to introduce the entirely novel Zen 5 architecture, which will similarly feature Zen 5, Zen 5 V-Cache, and Zen 5c variants, available in 4nm and 3nm versions.

AMD CPU architecture roadmap

According to Moore’s Law Is Dead, the Zen 5 architecture may deliver a 20-25% uplift in IPC and a 2-9% increase in frequency compared to the Zen 4 architecture. This significant IPC improvement largely stems from alterations to the cache structure, with larger caches permitting the simultaneous transmission of more instructions. It is understood that the new architecture will feature enlarged L1 and L2 caches, with the L3 cache undergoing some changes as well.

For desktop platforms, the Zen 5 architecture will correspond to the Ryzen 8000 series, retaining a maximum of 16 cores and 32 threads while preserving compatibility with the AM5 platform. If necessary, AMD could introduce a 32-core CPU based on the Zen 5c architecture. Rumors suggest that within the Zen 5 architecture, the 4nm process will be employed for Granite Ridge codenamed CPUs and certain APUs, whereas the more advanced 3nm process might be utilized for Turin codenamed server CPUs and specific APUs.

Recent revelations indicate that AMD also possesses a so-called “big.LITTLE” architecture. The latest information asserts that the Strix Point APU indeed features a big.LITTLE design, although the desktop Ryzen 8000 series will exclusively use chips equipped with “large cores.” Zen 5 architecture products are likely