AMD Ryzen 9000 desktop CPU lineup leaked ahead of Computex launch

Leaked Gigabyte document reveals AMD Ryzen 9000 CPUs with Zen 5 architecture, utilizing TSMC's 4nm process.

: A Gigabyte document has leaked details about AMD's upcoming Ryzen 9000 series desktop CPUs, featuring the new Zen 5 architecture and manufactured using TSMC's 4nm EUV technology. The lineup includes CPUs ranging from 6 to 16 cores with improvements in IPC and power efficiency. These processors will also support DDR5 memory speeds beyond 6,000MHz.

Ahead of the Computex 2024 event, a leaked document from Gigabyte has unveiled AMD's forthcoming Ryzen 9000 series desktop CPUs, which mark a significant evolution in CPU technology, employing the new Zen 5 architecture. The initial launch includes four models: the high-end 16-core Ryzen 9 9950X, the 12-core Ryzen 9 9900X, the 8-core Ryzen 7 9700X, and the 6-core Ryzen 5 9600. These CPUs are manufactured using TSMC's advanced 4nm EUV process, indicating a move from the 5nm process used in Zen 4 processors, expected to result in higher clock speeds and enhanced power efficiency.

The Ryzen 9000 series promises substantial improvements with over 40% faster IPC rates compared to Zen 4, according to SPEC benchmarks. This lineup maintains AMD's chiplet design approach, which involves multiple core chiplets linked to a central I/O die, potentially utilizing the 6nm client I/O die from the earlier Raphael processors. This architecture supports advanced features including an RDNA 2-based integrated GPU, DDR5 memory controller, and a 28-lane PCIe 5.0 root complex.

Despite the processors not yet being officially announced, their speculated capabilities and support for DDR5 memory far exceeding 6,000MHz are already creating buzz. These enhancements could potentially set new benchmarks for desktop computing performance, particularly for tech enthusiasts and professionals seeking top-tier performance. The anticipation builds as the tech community eagerly awaits official confirmation and further details from the upcoming Computex event.