Gigabyte backtracks on statements about next-gen Ryzen

Gigabyte backtracks on statements about next-gen Ryzen

Gigabyte calls their next-gen Ryzen claim a “genuine mistake”

Earlier this month, Gigabyte’s server arm issued a press release that stated that “next-generation” Ryzen desktop processors were due to launching “later this year”. Now, Gigabyte has refuted these claims, calling their statement a “genuine mistake”. 

Below is what Gigabyte said in their in their original press release for their AMD socket AM5-based E133-C10 and R133-C10 servers.

    Support for Future Generations of Processors

Even though these new products are entry-level servers, CPU support does not end here and the AM5 platform is supported until at least 2025. The next generation of AMD Ryzen desktop processors that will come out later this year will also be supported on this AM5 platform, so customers who purchase these servers today have the opportunity to upgrade to the Ryzen 7000 series successor.  

In a statement to Tech Radar, Gigabyte called their next-gen Ryzen claims a “genuine mistake”, an error from one of their members of staff. Adding to this point, Gigabyte simply stated that they “do not know when the Ryzen 7000 successor will be released”.  

    In an email, Gigabyte spokespeson Liam Quinn confirmed the wording was a mistake,  and that the company “do not know when the Ryzen 7000 successor will be released”, adding it will “make a comment on the press release to clarify but keep our original wording”.

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Gigabyte backtracks on statements about next-gen Ryzen

Today, competition is running hot between AMD and Intel within the x86 CPU market, with AMD delivering strong performance with their Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series CPUs, Intel delivering a strong counter with their 13th Generation Raptor Lake CPUs, and AMD following up with their V-Cache enhanced Ryzen 7000 X3D processors.

Rumour has it that Intel are planning to release refreshed Raptor Lake series CPUs later this year, and at this time it is unclear how AMD will respond to this. We currently do not expect to see Zen 5 based Ryzen processors until 2024, though it is possible that AMD could prepare higher binned versions of their existing Ryzen 7000 series CPUs (XT series variants), or counter Intel with a Ryzen 7000 price decrease.

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