AMD Zen 5 Core To Be Used For Post 2020 Ryzen, EPYC CPUs, & Threadripper Seen On the CA's Profile
AMD recently released its Zen 2 core architecture based on 7nm but it seems that the development of their post-2020 core is already in the works. We already know about Zen 3 and Zen 4 chip architectures. Recently, Wccftech first reported about the AMD Zen 5 architecture showing up online, which, in a way confirms it for the company's future generations of EPYC CPUs, Threadripper, and Ryzen.
The report claims that the AMD Zen 5 core was seen on the profile of the company's chief architect. It further claims that the next-generation chip architecture will most likely be utilized in the future generation of AMD's Ryzen, EPYC, and Threadripper family. The report, however, failed to confirm if the company will utilize the same central processing unit naming in 2020 and beyond.
It can be recalled that the AMD Zen 5 core was accidentally confirmed to be in the works through the slides used at the time of the Zen+ launching. It has resurfaced recently in the profile of AMD's chief architect for Zen 2 and Zen 5, David Suggs. The company has several teams working in its CPU department developing various Zen cores.
David Suggs is the chief architect in charge on AMD Zen 2 core which recently debuted with the AMD Ryzen 3000 processors. His profile also reveals that he is the key person behind the development of AMD Zen 5 cores. So far, we know that the Zen 2 core of AMD is based on 7nm while the Zen 3 will be based on 7nm+ and is scheduled to be released in 2020.
The AMD Zen 4 cores are also in the works and will be out in 2021. At this point, the semiconductor titan is anticipated to leap on the 5nm process node that will enable the processor cores to be much denser by 80 percent compared to what the 7nm allows at the moment. Should AMD use the latest 5nm node by TSMC, also known as N5, it could anticipate an 80 percent uplift in terms of transistor density.
Interestingly, it will have a 15 percent increase in its overall performance, and a 45 percent decrease in its die area in terms of next-generation Ryzen products based on Zen. The AMD Zen 5 core expected to be released between 2022 and 2023 could be based on a 5nm process which would revolutionize performance. It would definitely mark a breakthrough for the company and would leave its competitors behind who might be, at that time, still dependent on their 7nm in-house node.