The AMD Ryzen 5 5600U and Ryzen 7 5800U will be Zen3, but the 5500U and 5700U would be Zen2

According to the latest rumors, AMD could make a strange move with its next CPUs for laptops, and that is that although they all belong to the Ryzen 5000 series, we will have CPUs based on the Zen2 microarchitecture accompanying real new releases with Zen3.

Specifically, it is indicated that the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U and AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processors are previous generation CPUs, that is, Lucienne CPUs with the Zen2 microarchitecture, while the AMD Ryzen 5 5600U and AMD Ryzen 7 5800U are Cezanne with the Zen3 microarchitecture that brings that juicy improvement in the CPI of up to 20 percent.

This movement, if it really is fulfilled, will be detrimental for less knowledgeable users, where the numbering of the processor this time not only implies an adjustment in the frequencies but a change as important as choosing another processor with an older microarchitecture so that the performance difference is much greater than if we were really facing a CPU with the same microarchitecture but with slightly lower frequencies.

If this move really holds true, the main reason for this could be that AMD is suffering from a huge Zen3 wafer limitation, so it would have decided to make such a cut in the laptop market to meet the demand from the desktop and console market.