AMD could be about to launch two new Zen 3 chips on the market without a CPU craving. These two new processors are probably XT revisions of the Ryzen 9 5950X and the Ryzen 5 5600X, with a clock clock higher than the 5950XT with a maximum of 5 GHz. This would be the first time AMD would launch a chip that can reach such a high frequency, assuming the rumor is true.
B2 Step through Vermeer ?! -00100-000000059-60_50 / 34_Y3.4 GHz (up to 5 GHz) Staging: B2 Core: 16100-000000065-06_46 / 37_Y3.7 GHz (up to 4.6 GHz) Staging: B2 Core: 6May 17, 2021
The basis of this rumor originates in a tweet from DevOps Engineer, Patrick Schur, which lists two processor model numbers with B2 steps. The 16-core chip looks like a direct replacement for the Ryzen 9 5950X, while the 6-core one looks like the Ryzen 5 5600X.
This step B2 indicates minor changes to silicon to improve chip performance, but this can also lead to improved efficiency and therefore higher frequencies.
The 16-core chip has a base frequency of 3.4 GHz, which is comparable to the existing 5950X, although the existing chip is completed with a maximum clock of 4.9 GHz, while this step B2 arrives at 5 GHz.
The 6-core chip is somewhat more intriguing, as both the base clock and the amplifier clocks align with the existing Ryzen 5 5600X. A higher magnification clock is not offered here, although it may overclock higher or be more efficient to use. It will be interesting to see if AMD launches this chip with a cooler or if it expects manufacturers to use a third-party option to achieve higher clock speeds.
AMD released The XT versions of their Ryzen 3000 chips last summer, although the higher prices and only slightly better performance made them quite unforgettable launches. They were quickly overshadowed by AMD's Ryzen 5000 version in September as well. Things are a little different this time around, but the demand for Ryzen 5 5600X and Ryzen 9 5950X is particularly high.
Although only two chips are shown, this "update" comes after rumors that AMD had left its full upgrade of Warhol, which was scheduled to use TSMC's 6nm production process in the summer. However, subtly updating AMD’s two most popular chips is welcome and should mean there is more silicon on the market for DIY manufacturers. Definitely, we are all available so there are more tokens available to buy.