AMD Zen 4 processors have had little impact on the market, and after debuting its Zen 4 3D chips just a few weeks ago, it looks like Team Red is taking steps to release its Zen 5 processors in the second half of 2023.
AMD Zen 4 chips were a bit disappointing compared to Intel Raptor Lake processors, which were included in our fastest PC configuration for esports games. It seemed that AMD, having started from scratch with the AM5 socket, was simply left behind when it came to the optimal price-performance ratio. Even after the release of powerful AMD Ryzen 7000X3D chips on the AM5 platform, there is still room for development.
But it looks like the company may not have to worry much longer. Gigabyte’s press release reports that the next-generation AMD AM5 platform will appear “later this year.”
The press release was about 1U server chips that plug into an AM5 socket, so it’s unlikely that the products they were talking about weren’t desktop SKUs. According to AMD, Zen 5 was originally planned to be released in 2024.
However, if this statement from Gigabyte is true, then we may see new processors from AMD earlier than expected. Gigabyte also explicitly states that the processors are the successors of the Ryzen 7000 series. AMD has previously stated that Zen 5 is built on “enhanced performance and efficiency,” including “integrated artificial intelligence and machine learning optimizations.”
When will AMD Zen 5 be released?
According to Gigabyte, AMD AM5 processors will be released in 2023. It is likely that the company will release them in the fall, as their previous launches did. You should also expect that brand new chipsets for motherboards will be released along with it. Although, if the AM5 is somewhat similar to the AM4 before it, existing motherboards may also be compatible, depending on the caliber of the chipset.