Ryzen Zen 5 processor leaked [UPDATE it’s a fake]


UPDATE: the image of this AMD Ryzen Zen 5 processor is a fake created by a member of a discord server called millosh_r.

The launch of future AMD processors based on the Zen 5 architecture is approaching. A few hours ago, a photo of a Granite Ridge processor with 8 cores and 16 threads was leaked. A sign that copies are already in circulation with some testers. Of course, provided this image isn’t a crude fake, we can immediately see that this potential AMD Zen 5 “Ryzen” Granite Ridge features the same IHS as that found today on the Ryzen 7000 and Ryzen 8000G.

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A priori photo of a test sample of an upcoming Ryzen Zen 5

The photo does, however, allow us to trace the elements that are not hidden. If a lot of information is masked on this photo, there’s a visible identifier. The code 100-000001290-11 has already appeared in 2023 and allows us to trace it back to an 8-core / 16-thread CPU. In the visible data, we also read that this CPU would have been manufactured in 2024 in Malaysia. In addition to this leak showing the processor itself, other Zen 5 processor engineering samples have already appeared.

AMD Ryzen Zen 5

The Zen 5 CPUs could make their first official appearance at Computex in early June. As for what this new generation will bring, there’s obviously a lot of information coming out at this stage. There are many contradictions from one piece of information to the next, so at this stage, as usual, we need to take a step back. Earlier this year, we heard that the next Zen 5 would be up to 40% faster than Zen 4. A few days later, MLID claimed that the improvement would be around 17%

Next Zen 5-based Ryzen: what we know

  • The next generation of AMD processors, based on the Zen 5 architecture, is expected in the second half of 2024. Rumors of delays appeared in 2023.
  • AMD describes this architecture as entirely new. Zen 5 will not be a simple addition of improvements over Zen 4. Zen 5 should include a significant overhaul of the core processor architecture, aimed at improving performance and energy efficiency.
  • As is the trend, Zen 5 will incorporate additional optimizations for artificial intelligence and machine learning. These will complement the new AI instructions introduced with Zen 4.
  • Zen 5 processors will be produced using a mix of 4nm and 3nm processes. The Zen 5 series should include the same three designs as Zen 4: a standard version, a compact version (Zen 5c), and a version with V-Cache.