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Rumor: AMD to launch Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 7 5800X ZEN 3-based processors on October 20th

As you may already know the next-gen CPUs from AMD which are based on the ZEN 3 architecture will be officially revealed on October 8. The next-generation Ryzen 5000 series of desktop processors are codenamed as Vermeer.

Vermeer series of processors will feature a new Zen 3 CPU architecture, bringing big changes to AMD’s core designs as well. Now we have some more info on the launch date, though you should treat this as a rumor for now, since there has been no official confirmation from AMD yet.

According to Yuri Bubliy, the creator of the ClockTuner application for Ryzen processors, AMD would be first launching two of its high-end Ryzen 5000-series processors on October 20th, 2020. Two flagship CPUs from the Ryzen 9 and Ryzen 7 series are going to launch first, the R9 5900X, and R7 5800X, respectively.

In a deleted tweet, Uniko’s Hardware also listed the full lineup which includes four SKUs, the R9 5950X, R9 5900X, R7 5800X, and R5 5600X, respectively.

Recently the Ryzen 7 5800X CPU was also spotted in the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark database. The Ryzen 7 5800X would be an 8-core part, Ryzen 9 5900X expected to feature 12-cores, and the Ryzen 9 5950X likely being a 16 core SKU. The 5900X and 5800X processors would therefore launch 12 days after the official announcement on October 8th. The mainstream Ryzen 5 5600X and the flagship 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X parts are going to launch at a later date.

It was already reported before that AMD’s upcoming next-gen Zen 3-based processors will have the 5000 series nomenclature. Likely to be fabbed on the TSMC’s 7nm+ EUV process node, the Zen 3 architecture is said to deliver better performance per watt ratio and efficiency than the previous Zen 2 lineup, which was already a revolutionary architecture from AMD.

According to some leaked official documents, Vermeer CPUs will be designed to be used in high-performance desktop platforms, and they are also going to feature up to two CCD’s (Core/Cache Complex Dies) and a single IOD (I/O Die).

We expect the Zen 3 architecture to bring at least 17% IPC uplift as compared to the previous gen Zen 2 CPU lineup. Zen 2 CPUs already featured double the L3 cache over the Zen/Zen+ series chips, and Zen 3 is going to take things to a whole new level. AMD’s next-generation Zen 3 architecture aims to alleviate some of the shortcomings of AMD’s existing architecture designs.

So, expect some AMD CPUs going as high as 5 GHz, to give Intel a stiff competition on the single-core frequency, along with a 50% increase in Zen 3’s floating-point operations and a major cache redesign. The AMD Zen 3 Vermeer series of processors will retain the multi-chip module (MCM) approach, the chipset design.

Stay tuned for more!

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