AMD’s next-gen Zen 5 processors have already been seen, or at least we have a glimpse of the ground being prepared for them, although the new Ryzen 7000 processors have only been on sale for a week.
VideoCardz (opens in new tab) reports that what was supposed to be the Ryzen 8000 range has had support added in HWiNFO (a hardware diagnostics and monitoring tool for PCs), specifically in the ‘next changes’ log for the new utility version.
HWiNFO states: “Added initial support of some AMD Zen 5 families.”
As VideoCardz points out, this essentially means that the developers of this software are now aware of some of the early IDs for Zen 5 CPUs, or at least some of them, and that’s a tasty hint that development is progressing well at AMD with the silicon of last generation.
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We may start to see Zen 5 chips appear in very early samples, perhaps a little earlier than we thought, although that won’t be for quite some time yet.
Remember, Zen 5 isn’t due until 2024, so it’s still a long way off. A few months ago, we heard AMD confirm that these high-end processors are scheduled to release year after year, so again, it’s a good sign that development is going well with the Ryzen 8000.
We don’t know much about Zen 5 at this point, except that AMD has promised that it will include AI-related optimizations, although exactly what that means, Team Red hasn’t made it clear. While AMD has notably avoided using AI with its upscaling technology for Radeon GPUs (FSR), the rumor claims that this stance could change in the future, and the company may be ready to embrace machine learning in a much larger way. in the future. line with GPUs and CPUs perhaps. We’ll see.
Another interesting point here is that Intel’s Meteor Lake, which is the generation that will follow the imminent next-gen Raptor Lake, is also in the release notes for this version of HWiNFO, which brings ‘improved support’ for these chips that are due to debut in 2023
Again, this is a useful hint that things are going well with the silicon Intel likely to take on Zen 5. (Unless Zen 5 is released in late 2024, and Intel has managed to pump its next generation, which will be Arrow Lake – and the latter could be another big step forward for Team Blue, just as Meteor Lake will be, finally ushering in 7nm).