Next-Gen AMD Ryzen ‘Vermeer’ ZEN 3 CPUs To Adopt The 5000 Name But Peak At 12C/24T Instead Of 16C/32T

AMD could clear the naming confusion with the upcoming AMD Ryzen CPUs based on the next-gen ZEN 3 Core Architecture. If the latest reports are accurate then AMD’s ZEN 3-based upcoming ‘Vermeer’ CPUs will be named as AMD Ryzen 5000 Series.

AMD already has the AMD Ryzen 4000 Series of CPUs based on the ZEN 2 Architecture. Hence it made no sense for the company to keep the Series going with the next generation of processors with ZEN 3 Cores. Simply put, marketing the ZEN 3 Vermeer as an extended part of Ryzen 4000 Series would just be poor marketing that would surely erode a lot of value proposition and hype about the ZEN 3 Cores. Hence the latest report does appear accurate even if AMD hasn’t offered any information to confirm or deny they would name the Vermeer CPUs as AMD Ryzen 5000 Series.

AMD ‘Vermeer’ ZEN 3 CPUs To Be Branded As Ryzen 5000 Series But Might Not Offer High Cores And Threads?

A new tweet from Patrick Shur, who regularly shares undisclosed details on future AMD Ryzen processor, claims the next generation of AMD Ryzen CPUs, currently codenamed ‘Vermeer’, and based on ZEN 3 Architecture, will adopt the Ryzen 5000 Series branding. Although there have been previous rumors about AMD Ryzen 4000 Series of Vermeer CPUs, which will succeed the Matisse CPUs in the desktop segment, the naming scheme simply makes sense.

With the adoption of the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series, the company would allegedly align Vermeer CPUs naming scheme with Cezanne CPUs. Incidentally, both the CPUs will pack the ZEN 3 Cores, and hence launching them under theAMD Ryzen 5000 Series family is better not just for the company but also for the consumers who are transitioning from Intel CPUs in the desktop and laptop space.

The adoption of the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series naming scheme also means the AMD Ryzen 4000 Series branding would remain exclusive to Renoir FP6 in the mobile computing segment, and Renoir Series in the desktop segment with AM4 socket compatibility.

Besides the naming scheme, the leaker also claims the upcoming AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Vermeer CPUs will max out at 12 Cores. Previous rumors about the next-gen ZEN 3 CPUs claimed AMD has packed 16 Cores based on the ZEN 3 Architecture. Needless to mention, there are no other rumors around that claim the same. Hence it is quite likely that AMD Vermeer CPUs could push the core count higher than the Matisse refresh CPUs that arrived recently.

Previously, there were a total of 5 OPNs that had leaked online. Three of these were 8 Core 16 Thread parts and two of these were apparently 16 Core-based parts. It is important to note that OPNs are usually meant for OEMs or hardware manufacturers that offer pre-assembled devices. In other words, even if there are 16 Core 32 Thread ZEN 3 AMD Ryzen 5000 Vermeer CPUs, they might not be available in the consumer market, at least not directly as retail sales units.

Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 7 5800X processors Leaked Earlier Align With The New Reports About 12 Core Max-Out?

Schur has also leaked the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 7 5800X processors. While the Ryzen 7 reportedly packs 8 Cores and 16 Threads, the Ryzen 9 is believed to pack 12 Cores and 24 Threads. It is, however, confusing to see AMD packing the same number of cores as the previous generation AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs.

Despite identical core counts, the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series is eagerly awaited owing to the ZEN 3 Core Architecture that is expected to bring with it new technologies and higher performance. The ZEN 3 will reportedly be the first major redesign of ZEN Core Architecture and AMD has been focusing on performance per watt and scalability.

The new ZEN 3-based CPUs are apparently designed not for a momentary boost in speeds but rather reliably managing long and sustained workloads for several minutes. Other benefits include a better memory controller, improved SMT, and more.


Alap Naik Desai

A B.Tech Plastics (UDCT) and a Windows enthusiast. Optimizing the OS, exploring software, searching and deploying solutions to strange and weird issues is Alap's main interest.
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