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AMD Ryzen 8000 “Granite Ridge” with up to 16 cores and a TDP of 170? There is no end to the rumors

According to the latest information, the upcoming desktop platform called Granite Ridge is expected to feature no more than 16 cores, as revealed over the weekend. PC Games Hardware and Moore’s Law is Dead have published a potential configuration for AMD’s upcoming generation desktop platform. According to the media reports, the Zen5 series, also known as “Nirvana”, will offer processors with 6 to 16 cores. This series is based on a further developed Zen5 core architecture, where the core clusters are combined in a new CCD (Core Complex Dies) called “Eldora”.

Source: Lori Grunin/CNET

There is speculation that a 6-core SKU is still planned, suggesting that the Ryzen 7000 and 8000 series may eventually have a similar offering. However, there appear to be differing indications as to the possible launch date of the new series.

AMD Ryzen 8000 (“Granite Ridge”)

  • Zen 5 CCDs (“Eldora”)
  • Zen 5 CPU Cores (“Nirvana”)
  • 6 to 16 Zen 5 processor cores
  • 65 to 170 watts of power dissipation (“TDP”)
  • Up to 64 MiByte L3 cache and 16 MiByte L2 cache

This past weekend, a leak from Moore’s Law is Dead was published revealing the AMD Zen5/Zen5c server roadmap for the 2022-2025 timeframe. The appearance of the key word “server” indicates that Granite Ridge, which is mentioned in the document, does not refer to the Ryzen 8000 series, but to embedded solutions. Nevertheless, it becomes clear that Granite Ridge is limited to a maximum of 16 cores and that the thermal power dissipation (TDP) increases from 65W to 170W.

What is particularly interesting is that the slide shows a possible timeframe for the production release, which is between the first quarter of 2024 and the first quarter of 2025. However, this time frame could also refer to the non-gaming platform, which is usually released with a certain delay (up to one year).

Source: Moore’s Law

So far, there has been no mention of the Ryzen 8000X3D series. However, AMD has confirmed that the Zen5 microarchitecture with 3D V cache is indeed planned. However, it remains to be seen whether it will actually be used in a consumer product. It is important to note that the Zen5 launch date may be related to the availability of the 4nm and 3nm process nodes used by this architecture. This could explain why more specific dates are not available in the roadmaps.

Source: PC Games Hardware, Moore’s Law is Dead