Gigabyte leak reveals increased frequencies for AMD Ryzen 9000 Zen 5 CPUs

Leak reveals increased frequencies for AMD’s Zen 5/Ryzen 9000 series processors

AMD’s Ryzen 9000 series of Zen 5 processors is coming, and it looks like they will support increased frequencies and IPC upgrades. Thanks to a leak from Gigabyte, a lot of information about AMD’s Ryzen 9000 series CPUs has become available. This leak confirms that AMD’s Zen 5 desktop CPUs will be built using 4nm CCDs, and that Granite Ridge (Zen 5 desktop) will max out at 16 cores.

In the slide below, it is noted that AMD’s Zen 5 architecture will boast increased frequencies and “upgrades to IPC”. Furthermore, a later slide also reveals a boost in Infinity Fabric frequency from 2,000 MHz on Zen 4 to 2,400 MHz with Zen 5. Furthermore, the slides suggest that AMD’s new CPUs will also support higher DDR5 memory frequencies.

Early rumours for AMD’s Ryzen 9000 series processors suggested that they would run at slower frequencies than their predecessors. These rumours now a appear to be false. This is great news for AMD and their customers, as they will be able to benefit from both IPC enhancements and clock speed increases. Even so, it remains to be seen how large AMD’s frequency increases are.

Will Zen 5 feature higher all-core speeds during multi-threaded workloads? Will AMD’s peak clock speeds be increased? We will find out whenever AMD releases detailed information about their Zen 5 CPU architecture. For now, it seems clear that rumours of clock speed regressions for Zen 5 were false.

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