AMD could launch Ryzen 6000 CPUs in early 2022 to fight back against Intel

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AMD has confirmed that the new Ryzen processors using 3D V-Cache technology, which were revealed in June, will debut in early 2022 with a big performance upgrade compared to the existing Ryzen 5000 CPUs.

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The revelation came as AMD celebrated the five-year anniversary of the launch of Ryzen chips, in a YouTube video with the firm’s chief marketing officer John Taylor and technical marketing director Robert Hallock.

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Along with confirmation that new Zen 3 CPUs will be here in early 2022 – a refresh of existing models with the aforementioned 3D V-Cache boosting cache performance – Taylor noted that these processors are expected to deliver a 15% performance uplift. Ready Cache Alone, saying it’s “like a generational uptick” in gaming performance.


In fact, the 15% gain we can typically expect from a whole new range (and architecture) – well, in the ballpark of 15% to 20% anyway – so it looks like new CPUs are coming soon. . The year will be the Ryzen 6000 model, a whole new generation (instead of just the Ryzen 5000 XT refresh).

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Hallock also mentioned AMD’s upcoming Zen 4 chips and confirmed that these are still on track for later in 2022, with a new platform (AM5) featuring PCIE 5.0 and DDR5, as we know. already knew.

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AMD has already told us that production of the 3D V-Cache chips will begin before 2021, suggesting a release in early 2022, and it appears that this likely launch schedule is still pending with these latest ones. Comments are on target.

This is good news, and important for AMD to maintain its current lead in the desktop CPU market.

Remember that Intel’s Elder Lake is set to emerge within a month – according to the rumor mill on November 4th – and these 12th-gen processors are going to have a stronger performance boost than Rocket Lake, if the leaks are anything to go by. Even if it happens (and there have been a lot of leaks that show it can happen). Couple that with Windows 11 and potential synergies with Elder Lake, with the OS tuned for Intel’s silicon, and AMD may be in trouble — for the first time in a long time.

That’s why AMD needs a quick response, and a good one too – refreshed chips with a 15% performance boost will probably do the trick, bearing in mind that this big uptick is from new cache technology alone. This means that other advancements could increase the advantage (for example, slightly speeding up the clock speed), allowing Team Red to remain more competitive with Intel. Calling the new chips the Ryzen 6000 would undercut that competition in consumers’ minds, so it could It happens, at least according to us.

With Zen 4 chips due in late 2022, however, using the Ryzen 6000 for a refreshed processor at the beginning of the year would lead to an unusual situation where the Ryzen 7000 would be out in the same year — and that might sound a bit strange.

Still, to remain competitive with Elder Lake – if Intel’s 12th-gen is as promising as it appears – it’s time for AMD to introduce 3D V-cache boosted chips as a new range from a PR standpoint. There may be a strong argument to be made. of market perceptions.

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