During AMD’s latest Meet the Experts webinar they have confirmed that their Ryzen 8000 series desktop processors will be launching in 2024. This is the first time that AMD has confirmed both the CPU and GPU architecture together for its Ryzen 8000 desktop parts. These are expected to be codenamed Granite Rapids and they will remain on the AM5 platform.
If we take a look at the latest AMD roadmap, Ryzen 8000 CPUs will make use of the brand new Zen 5 core architecture as well as the latest RDNA 3.5 graphics architecture for the integrated GPU. This is actually the same RDNA GPU that will be powering the Strix Point APUs, which are the successor to the Phoenix APUs.
You are going to get three options for Zen 5, these will be Zen 5, Zen 5 V-Cache, and Zen 5C. The chip is going to be designed from the ground up with some of the key features being…
– Enhanced performance and efficiency
– Re-pipelined front end and wide issue
– Integrated AI and Machine Learning optimizations
AMD also talked about the longevity of the AM5 platform and how it will scale into 2026. This means that we are likely to see at least four AM5 processor families for the new socket, which includes the exiting Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPUs. If you remember the AM4 desktop socket included a total of four CPU families.