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Things are heating up again in the hardware space, with AMD now formally revealing the new Zen 5 Ryzen Processors.

For desktop PCs this will come with the AMD Ryzen 9000 series, along with two new chipsets for socket AM5 that will be AMD X870E and X870 with support for PCIe 5.0, DDR5, USB4, and WIFI7. The new desktop models they revealed are below:

Model Cores /
Threads
Boost / Base Frequency Total Cache PCIe TDP
AMD Ryzen 9 9950X 16 / 32 Up to 5.7 GHz /
4.3 GHz
80MB Gen 5 170W
AMD Ryzen 9 9900X 12 / 24 Up to 5.6 GHz /
4.4 GHz
76MB Gen 5 120W
AMD Ryzen 7 9700X 8 / 16 Up to 5.5 GHz /
3.8 GHz
40MB Gen 5 65W
AMD Ryzen 5 9600X 6 / 12 Up to 5.4 GHz /
3.9 GHz
38MB Gen 5 65W

From what AMD said the new processors with Zen 5 provide "an impressive average 16% better IPC performance compared to the prior generation of Ryzen". They're also putting down a firm claim that the top-end AMD Ryzen 9 9950X will be the fastest consumer desktop CPU in the world.

The new desktop processors are due in July, 2024.

When it comes to ultrathin laptops they also announced new models. AMD say these feature a "dedicated AI engine built on new AMD XDNA 2 architecture" and they also come with the new AMD RDNA 3.5 graphics architecture which include:

Model Cores /
Threads
Boost / Base Frequency Total
Cache
Graphics
Model
cTDP NPU
AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 12 / 24 5.1 GHz /
2.0 GHz
36MB AMD Radeon 890M Graphics 15-54W Yes
(50 TOPs)
AMD Ryzen AI 9 365 10 / 20 5.0 GHz /
2.0GHz
34MB AMD Radeon 880M Graphics 15-54W Yes
(50 TOPs)

AMD say the new graphics will provide "console-class gaming on the go" and that the "Radeon 890M graphics has the fastest integrated graphics in its class".

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Not announced, I wonder if X3D versions will arrive later, to stave off people (ie; like the Gamers Nexus and LTT crews) from figuring out that the better offerings for gaming are cheaper and a few months away… again.
grigi Jun 4
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Honestly, that mobile naming convention... It's terrible.

So many people I know absolutely despise anything "AI". (That includes me)


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nondetect Jun 4
Quoting: grigiSo many people I know absolutely despise anything "AI". (That includes me
Am I correct in understanding that if the new model is a continuation of the 7040/8040 processor series, let's say 9040, you would be fine with that?
Eike Jun 4
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Quoting: nondetect
Quoting: grigiSo many people I know absolutely despise anything "AI". (That includes me
Am I correct in understanding that if the new model is a continuation of the 7040/8040 processor series, let's say 9040, you would be fine with that?

Don't know about grigi, but I don't have any idea where you take that from.
Eike Jun 4
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Quoting: grigiHonestly, that mobile naming convention... It's terrible.

So many people I know absolutely despise anything "AI". (That includes me)

I started using AI for some aspects of software development (no code generation) and found it to be helpful in many (but not all) cases.
nondetect Jun 4
Quoting: EikeDon't know about grigi, but I don't have any idea where you take that from
From the official announcement AMD at Computex Taipei, and their press release note(link in the end of the post)
Quote³ Based on TOPS specification of AMD Ryzen™ AI 300 Series processors with 50 TOPS compared to an AMD Ryzen 8040 Series processors with 16 TOPS. STX-01.
Eike Jun 4
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Quoting: nondetect
Quoting: EikeDon't know about grigi, but I don't have any idea where you take that from
From the official announcement AMD at Computex Taipei, and their press release note(link in the end of the post)
Quote³ Based on TOPS specification of AMD Ryzen™ AI 300 Series processors with 50 TOPS compared to an AMD Ryzen 8040 Series processors with 16 TOPS. STX-01.

Yeah, but they only talked about the name and nothing else?!?
nondetect Jun 4
Quoting: EikeYeah, but they only talked about the name and nothing else?!?
7040/8040 it's first AMD CPU what contains NPU block XDNA in 7040 and XDNA+ in 8040, and "new", by rumors it's called 9040", AMD Ryzen AI 300 just have updated XDNA2 block, to make it compatible with Microsoft Copilot+PC requirements 40+TOPS
grigi Jun 4
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Quoting: nondetect
Quoting: grigiSo many people I know absolutely despise anything "AI". (That includes me
Am I correct in understanding that if the new model is a continuation of the 7040/8040 processor series, let's say 9040, you would be fine with that?

The previous naming convention would end up calling these ones 8850/9850. It's a continuation of those models, yes.

It looks like a great CPU, just, I hate the name.
Jarmer Jun 4
2025 will be my time to build a new pc, so I suppose I'll be using a chip from this release cycle? Not sure. I'm more waiting on details on the radeon 8xxx gpus.
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