Zen 5 ‘Granite Ridge’ leak reveals a few key details on the upcoming AMD CPU

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2024 is shaping up to be a big year for top-of-the-line tech releases, and leaks are, unfortunately, part and parcel of any significant hardware launch. This time around, details surrounding AMD’s upcoming Zen 5 ‘Granite Ridge’ CPUs have surfaced, revealing a few key details on the highly anticipated next-gen processor. This includes information on its Thermal Design Power and core count, though, of course, most of these details could change well before their intended release.

AMD’s upcoming processors will reportedly offer 6 and 8-core models while providing TDPs of 105W and 170W, respectively. The former will also allegedly be integrated into the Ryzen 5 series of chips, with the latter entering the much more advanced Ryzen 7 family instead. As always, though, it’s worth taking these leaks with plenty of salt since AMD has yet to officially announce any of these details. But despite being unconfirmed, these Zen 5 CPU rumors are relatively reliable since they come from known Twitter/X insider momomo_us.

‘Granite Ridge’ kicks off the era of AMD Zen 5 CPUs

Apart from these features, however, specific details on these upcoming models remain scarce. AMD has only revealed generally expected teasers of its capabilities, like improved performance and efficiency and its AI and machine learning optimizations, as of writing. However, with the Zen 5’s launch expected to kick off in Q3 2024, probably as early as September, you may not have to wait long for more information on the ‘Granite Ridge’ series.

If you don’t want to wait for these CPUs to arrive, we recommend checking out the best CPU for gaming in 2024 so you can grab a highly capable processor to build your PC around. Alternatively, you can take a look at the best GPUs in 2024 for an ideal centerpiece that can run your favorite games at the highest graphics settings.

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