Zen 3 is coming later this year. This has just been confirmed by a new video address from AMD’s CEO, Lisa Su. In a video message posted on her Twitter timeline, AMD CEO Dr Lisa Su has confirmed that the company’s next-gen Zen 3 microarchitecture is coming out this year.
Speaking in context of 7/7, and the recent Ryzen 3000XT series processor announcement, Dr Su stated, “As you know with Ryzen, we’re always on a journey, a journey to push the highest performance that we can for our users and our fans. So Zen 3 is exactly that. Zen 3 is looking great in the labs, we’re on track to launch later this year, and I can’t wait to tell you more about it.”
AMD Ryzen CPUs to feature the new upcoming Zen3 architecture are the Ryzen 4000 series codenamed as ‘Vermeer’, and the EPYC 7xx3 server series codenamed as Milan. This means AMD is still marching forward and thinking about the future, and the fruits of AMD’s latest efforts and technology advancements will be seen later this year.
AMD has not discussed what improvements we can expect with Zen 3, though a major cache redesign and single-threaded performance increase is surely in the works and expected. Zen 3 is going to offer increased IPC gains than Zen2. We can also expect higher performance and better efficiency than previous gen Ryzen processors.
In the video, Lisa Su has also confirmed that an AMD fan has named one of their children as Ryzen, which is a show of respect and passion from the company’s fan base.
— Lisa Su (@LisaSu) July 7, 2020