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AMD Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5” Desktop CPUs Confirmed As Gigabyte Lists Official Support On Its AM5 Motherboards

AMD Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5” Desktop CPUs Confirmed As Gigabyte Lists Official Support On Its AM5 Motherboards

Gigabyte has officially spilled the beans on the next-generation AMD Zen 5 desktop CPU family, now confirmed as the Ryzen 9000 series.

Gigabyte spills the beans on AMD's next-gen Zen 5 desktop CPU family, confirming Ryzen 9000 branding and support on its AM5 motherboard lineup

Includes gigabyte arrays. ASUS And MSI, both have previously announced support for the next-generation AMD Ryzen family on their respective AM5 motherboards. In its presser, Gigabyte is confirming that these next-generation CPUs based on the Zen 5 core architecture will be branded under the Ryzen 9000 series, which is the first time we've seen this from any manufacturer. The use of the name has been formally observed. The full PR from Gigabyte follows:

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY CO. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions, released the latest AGESA 1.1.7.0 beta bio for the coming time. AMD Ryzen 9000 series processors Also boot-up support for GIGABYTE AM5 X670, B650, A620 motherboards and current Ryzen 7000 and 8000 series processors.

The AGESA 1.1.7.0 beta BIOS is now available on GIGABYTE's official website, and the official release will be in mid-May. Users can easily update the BIOS using GIGABYTE's @BIOS, Q-Flash, or Q-Flash Plus technology. For more updates, please pay close attention to GIGABYTE official website.

Gigabyte

Image source: Gigabyte

Like ASUS and MSI, Gigabyte will support AMD Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5” desktop CPUs on its AM5 motherboards, including the X670, B650, and A620 series products. BIOS will be based on AGESA 1.1.7.0 BETA firmware. No patches are mentioned here and there is only one MSI listed in “Patch A”. Based on how early motherboard vendors are gearing up for Zen 5 CPU support, it seems like the launch is very close.

Image source: Gigabyte

Interestingly, Gigabyte mentions that the BIOS only provides boot-up support for AMD Ryzen 9000 Desktop CPUs. This may still be a very early BIOS release and we can expect more updates in the future as we get closer to launching with the official (non-beta) release.

We know that AMD is gearing up for a grand unveiling of its Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5” CPUs. Computex 2024 is slated for early June 2024. And we can expect it to launch a month later so July (2024) at the earliest. Intel also plans to announce its next-generation client CPU family, Arrow Lakewhich will first head to desktop platforms on the LGA 1851 socket but may come after the Zen 5 release on the AM5 socket.

Not much is known about AMD's Zen 5 core architecture at this time. Rumors are saying that Core to core performance should see a 40% performance increase. And there are changes to the cache structure as well, but what the company has officially stated, it will offer:

  • Improved efficiency and performance
  • Again the pipeline front-end and wider issue
  • Integrated AI and machine learning optimizations

PC builders purchasing the AM5 platform are assured of drop-in compatibility with next-generation AMD Ryzen CPUs. The company has Committed to 2025+ plan for its AM5 socket. And as we've seen with the AM4 platform, AMD supports its desktop platforms more than Intel with a 7-year strong commitment to its previous platform.

Comparison of AMD Mainstream Desktop CPU Generations:

AMD CPU family Secret name Process of the processor Processors Cores/Threads (Maximum) TDPs (Maximum) Platform Platform Chipset Memory support PCIe support Launch.
Ryzen 1000 Summit Ridge 14nm (Zen 1) 8/16 95W AM4 300 series DDR4-2677 Gen 3.0 2017
Risen 2000 Pinnacle Ridge 12nm (Zen+) 8/16 105W AM4 400 series DDR4-2933 Gen 3.0 2018
Ryzen 3000 Mattis 7nm (Zen 2) 16/32 105W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2019
Ryzen 5000 Vermeer 7nm (Zen 3) 16/32 105W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2020
Ryzen 5000 3D Warhol? 7nm (Zen 3D) 8/16 105W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 Raphael 5nm (Zen 4) 16/32 170W AM5 600 series DDR5-5200 Gen 5.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 3D Raphael 5nm (Zen 4) 16/32 120W AM5 600 series DDR5-5200 General 5.0 2023
Ryzen X000 Granite Ridge 3nm (Zen 5)? TBA TBA AM5 700 series? DDR5-5600+ General 5.0 2024

What are you most excited to see in AMD's next-generation Zen 5 Ryzen desktop CPUs?

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