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Ryzen 9000 leaks show promising Zen 5 CPU performance boost over its Zen 4 predecessor

Here's the latest leak regarding AMD's Zen 5 CPUs
Last Updated on May 29, 2024
Ryzen 9000 leaks show promising Zen 5 CPU performance boost over its Zen 4 predecessor
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AMD’s Ryzen 9000 “Granite Ridge” CPUs are rumored to arrive in July this year, and with the release just around the corner, it’s not surprising that rumors and leaks have started to spread. As reported by Wccftech, images of the Ryzen 9000 “Granite Ridge” CPU with the Zen 5 architecture have leaked out, and according to rumors, they could be up to 19% faster in single-thread than Zen 4. This seems pretty decent to us, with a 10-20% improvement expected. Let’s take a closer look at what’s been leaked and what this could mean for the new series.

What do the Ryzen 9000 leaks show?

Wccftech reports that the original images and data come from Baidu Forums, where someone has leaked an alleged sample of the next-gen CPU. According to this sample image, the Infinity Fabric of the processor has changed quite substantially, with the CPU frequency running up to 5.8 GHz; 100 MHz faster than the Ryzen 9 7950X. It looks like the original image has been taken down from the Baidu Forum, however, it was also posted by a user named HXL on X:

Image credit: HXT on X

In the image above you can see that the Ryzen 9000 CPU will allegedly have a 170W TDP, subsequently meaning that it could also have a 16-core or 12-core configuration. This CPU also seems to present a significant lead over its predecessor, Zen 4, with it scoring around 910 points on a CPU-z test, and the Ryzen 7950X only scoring 767 points. This means that the Zen 5 series could have a 19% performance increase over the previous series.

What else does the leak reveal?

The leak also touches on a number of other factors that could be introduced with the Ryzen 9000, including a new infinity fabric interconnect. If this is correct then that would mean an improvement in CCD-To-CCD and IOD communication, therefore making the overall speed and efficiency of the CPU better. On top of this, it has also been reported that there could be an upgrade for the memory controller, and performance capabilities, with the Zen 5 CPU potentially exceeding that of the Zen 4 chips in gaming.

The AMD Ryzen 9000 Zen 5 CPUs are currently rumored to arrive in July, and with just a few days from the AMD keynote, we should expect to see much more information coming in about this new series. If you want to stay up-to-date on everything related to this release, then stick with us as we’ll be reporting on everything we hear.

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