AMD allegedly making ready new low-end Zen3D and AM4 processors

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AMD may expand its AM4 portfolio with new CPUs

Reliable AMD hardware leaker claims that the company is set to announce new AM4 processors, including new low-end SKUs and parts based on the Zen3D architecture.

According to Greymon55, AMD will be unveiling additional Zen3D SKUs. So far AMD has only released one SKU with 8 cores, which has generally received positive feedback from the gaming community and technology reviewers. It is suitable for 12th Gen Intel Core K-series CPUs for gaming, but has limited performance in more advanced workloads due to the single-chiplet design and as a result degrades multi-threaded performance.

AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su introduces the Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU, Source: AMD

With the announcement of Zen3 with 3D V-Cache last year, it was expected that the 3D V-Cache line would expand to 12 and 16 core SKUs, however AMD has only partially stated that the cost of 3D -dual chiplet would be too awesome. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is AMD’s first attempt at such a complex consumer CPU, so the company is still in the process of learning how to best use 3D V-Cache technology.

Greymon55 now claims that AMD may roll out other Zen3D parts, possibly with less than 8 cores. A powerful gaming six-core CPU at a good price would be a great addition to the now-ending AM4 platform.

The early days of the AM4 platform may soon end with the release of AM5 in just 3 months, but AMD has yet to say goodbye to it. The leaker claims that AMD is currently testing Zen4 processors designed for the AM4 socket. This is the first mention of such a SKU, which would be an interesting derivative of AMD’s next-generation architecture for an older platform.

Interestingly, AMD has never confirmed Zen4 can support DDR4 memory, which suggests that those CPUs would have to use a different memory controller altogether, possibly a leftover cIOD or a modified cIOD from current generation CPUs. Such chips are said to exist in test labs, but AMD has yet to decide whether those products will hit retail.

The leaker claims more details about the upcoming AMD CPUs this month. In fact, in the next few weeks there will be full information about AMD CPUs as board partners start validating their new platforms, which is certainly a new source of leaks. If the rumors about the new AM4 CPU turn out to be true, then those rumors will also surface at some point.

Source: TechPowerUP

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