AMD Ryzen 8000 specs leak online: Zen 5 to feature the same number of CPU cores and cache as Zen 4
There have been plenty of leaks about AMD's upcoming Ryzen 8000 series of desktop processors, many of which talked about increased L1 and L2 cache sizes, up to 30% IPC increase and an L4 cache for APUs. PCgamehardware has now stumbled upon some new information about Team Red's upcoming desktop offerings.
Zen 5's CCDs will be codenamed "Eldora". The overall core count is still sixteen (same as Zen 4), and each CPU core is labelled "Nirvana". Similarly, the entry-level offering will pack 6 CPU cores, something which has remained unchanged since the Zen 2 era. The maximum TDP for Ryzen 8000 processors is capped at 170 Watts, likely because that's all the AM5 socket can supply. Lastly, some SKUs could pack up to 64 MB of L3 cache and 16 MB of L2.
The leak further adds that the CCDs will be manufactured on TSMC's N3E process. However, multiple reports have stated otherwise. It seems plausible, given TSMC's ongoing woes with N3B and N3E. While the H2 2024 release date sits in line with AMD's existing roadmaps, it could be pushed back a little, according to Twitter leaker @Kepler_L2. AMD has a little room to work with because Intel's high-end Meteor Lake-S chips aren't due to appear anytime soon.