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AMD Zen 5 processors launch appears to be coming soon from the release of BIOSes supporting the chips

Last Updated on April 4, 2024
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There have been plenty of rumors regarding the release of the AMD Zen 5 processors that are on their way. The Granite Ridge family of processors, which all use the Zen 5, could be closer than we think, as BIOSes supporting the next-gen processors are being rolled out by different manufacturers.

The BIOSes, spotted by leaker HXL on Twitter, were found on the Asus ROG forums. There are seven BIOSes that have been released as of now. These are all of Asus ROG boards. The release of these BIOSes that support Zen 5 could signal a closer release date. We already know the Zen 5 chips are slated to be released in the second half of 2024, but these updates suggest they could be coming sooner than later.

The AMD Zen 5 could be on its way sooner than we think

Just how close could the launch be? If Zen 5 follows in the footsteps of the previous Zen 2, then a reveal could be coming on June 3. This date is the beginning of COMPUTEX 2024, where AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su is scheduled to give the opening keynote. At COMPUTEX 2019, the company used a keynote to unveil the Zen 2. If AMD wants to follow this pattern, the Zen 5 could be revealed at the technology show this year.

There’s nothing official from AMD, though. Everything is just speculation at this point. As mentioned above, we do know that AMD is slotting to release the Zen 5 sometime in the second half of the year. This release could signal trouble for Intel with their upcoming Arrow Lake chips. The competition AMD poses is already solid, and the Arrow Lake chips aren’t reportedly coming out until late 2024 or early 2025. If AMD snags the market first, Intel might have trouble gaining it back.

The Zen 5 chips from AMD are already getting plenty of attention. Rumors coming out about the cores being 40% better in terms of performance has Team Red loyalists excited. AMD has plenty to look forward to with the upcoming Granite Ridge processors, and we’re ready to see more.

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