Zen 5 Ryzen and EPYC CPUs are launching this year, AMD confirms

AMD promises “significant performance and efficiency increases” with their Zen 5 processors

During their Q1 2024 earnings call, AMD has reconfirmed that they will be releasing new “Zen 5” based processors this year. Specifically, they have confirmed that Zen 5 EPYC “Turin” CPUs and “Strix” Ryzen Mobile processors will be arriving in the second half of this year.

AMD has stated that they are now sampling Zen 5 processors with customers and that “the silicon is looking great”. When discussing Turin, AMD’s CEO Lisa Su has stated that they will deliver “significant performance and efficiency increases” over today’s Zen 4 offerings. On top of that, AMD has stated that “there are 30% more Turin platforms in development from our server partners”. This places AMD in a position where they can grow their data center CPU sales. It may even allow AMD expand into new areas of the data center market.

With their “Strix” mobile processors, AMD’s planning to deliver Zen 5 CPU cores alongside RDNA 3.5 graphics and an XDNA 2 NPU. This brings together AMD’s latest AI processing tech and the company’s newest CPU cores. These changes will deliver boosted performance in traditional workloads and emerging AI workloads.

Sadly, AMD has not commented on their Ryzen 9000 series desktop CPU plans. AMD’s Ryzen 9000 series is expected to be the brand name for the company’s Zen 5 based AM5 processors. Today’s AM5 motherboards will support these new processors. Even so, it is likely that AMD also plans to launch a new series AM5 based motherboards alongside Zen 5.

Thanks to Zen 5, we can expect AMD’s CPU business to do well in 2024. AMD expects continued growth within both the client and data center CPU markets. AMD’s clearly confident about Zen 5, though it remains to be seen how much this new core will perform.

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