Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5” identified in latest chipset drivers


Here’s another little piece of evidence confirming that the arrival of the new Ryzen 9000 series is getting closer. The latest version of the AMD chipset drivers downloaded by ASUS reveals the addition of the “MPMF-9000” series, which should correspond to the AMD Ryzen 9000 range. But there’s still one small doubt. Because, as you know, AMD regularly confuses the mobile and desktop series. And the mobile series is still based on an older architecture. Nevertheless, all eyes are on the Granite Ridge series, designed for desktop PCs and whose processors will all be compatible with AM5 cards. Expected in the second half of 2024.

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ryzen 9000 traces identified by HXL @9550pro

Ryzen 9000: a densely-packed family

But let’s not forget that under the Ryzen 9000 name, we should once again find a diverse range of families. Granite Ridge will be offering the Ryzen 9000X/X3D for desktops. But we’ll also have Ryzen 9055HX (Fire Range), Ryzen 9050H (Strix Point) and a long-awaited premium APU (Strix Halo). But that’s not all, as you’ll also be hearing about Kraken Point, Sonoma Valley and more. And all this for the consumer segment only. According to the latest information we have, the veil should (partially) be lifted on AMD’s future range at Computex 2024 in early June. Desktop products could then be available in the course of this summer.

AMD is betting big on this generation, whereas Zen 4 really struggled to get off the ground due to the profound changes this generation brought about (socket, DDR5…). Now that the transition has been made, reds are expecting a lot from Zen 5. To get an idea of the range, here’s a table from our Videocardz colleagues detailing the depth of the upcoming offering between the end of 2024 and 2025.

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The potential Ryzen 9000 “family”