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First AMD Ryzen 9000 series samples have been pictured by reviewers, so expect more benchmarks soon

Ryzen 9000 series is closer than ever
Last Updated on July 11, 2024
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The Ryzen 9000 series has eluded us for quite some time but it seems as though review samples are finally making their way to reviewers. This is following the very recent benchmark posts on Geekbench for all three of the major Ryzen 9000 series SKUs, which kind of makes sense now.

It’s currently unknown how many samples have been sent out to reviewers, but one thing is for sure, we’re going to learn a lot more about these SKUs in the next 24 hours or so. So keep an eye on those benchmark forums for some juicy pre-launch data.

Ryzen 9000 CPU samples are in the hands of reviewers

A post was made on X by the user @9550pro, displaying the processors with some chip information blurred out.

This fact was then supplemented by BitWit’s own Kyle posting this beauty of an image on his X account @iamkylehansen.

As you can see, Kyle gives us a completely uncensored image displaying the full CPU with all the accompanying serial numbers. Although the spacing does look very strange on the 9950X, this is supposedly just a sample after all. Unsurprisingly the physical appearance of the CPUs has not changed since the launch of the 7000 series.

When do we expect the Ryzen 9000 series to be available?

The latest rumors suggest that the Ryzen 9000 series will be released at the end of July (July 31st), this exact date has not been confirmed in any official capacity, but AMD has already said the new series is available this month. And with the samples being sent out on the 10th of July, it could mean that actual release is scheduled for slightly earlier than that, as 21 days seems like way too long for reviewers to have samples.

This also means that leaks and benchmark data are going to increase exponentially and become much more readily available. So, AMD will want to ride the hype wave and get these CPUs ready for release while we’re all still excited about them. Well, that is If they perform well, of course.

Jack Howarth, a Tech Writer at PC Guide, is deeply passionate about technology. He started his journey during college, earning an Extended Diploma in ICT, and CompTIA A+ later in life.