The Ryzen 5000 (Zen 3) series launched just a few days ago, offering great performance and value to all PC users. However, AMD does not want to rest on its laurels and begins to plan what the launch of the next Ryzen 6000 series based on Zen 4 will be like.
The engineering team is doing the finishing touches to Zen 4 and they promise huge performance improvements over what we have today with Zen 3 and the Ryzen 5000 series .
AMD Vice President Rick Bergman was commenting on some things about Zen 4 in a recent interview, where he assured that the IPC performance improvements were going to be very similar to those achieved by Zen 3 over Zen 2 . This means that we could see CPI improvements close to 20%.
AMD’s Zen 4 processors, possibly Ryzen 6000, are due to launch in early 2022 with a new 5nm node. With this launch window, AMD would be fulfilling its cycle of launching a new generation of processors every 12 or 18 months.
Apparently, AMD is going to focus its efforts on improving or fine-tuning the Zen architecture to its limits, but it is not going to increase the number of cores it currently offers, that is, a maximum of 16 cores as it already does with its Ryzen 9 5950X.
The Zen 4 processors are expected to use a new socket to replace the AM4 platform, which debuted in 2017. For the Zen 3 generation, AMD has yet to announce the corresponding notebook processors and the new Threadripper for workstations. We will keep you informed.
Source – overclock3d