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AMD confirms that Ryzen 4000 "Vermeer" Zen 3 and 7 nm processors will launch later this year

Lisa Su has confirmed that Zen 3 processors will be released this year. (Image source: AMD)
Lisa Su has confirmed that Zen 3 processors will be released this year. (Image source: AMD)
Ryzen 4000 desktop processors will be launching this year, AMD CEO Lisa Su has confirmed. Codenamed "Vermeer", the processors are based on the company's Zen 3 architecture and an improved 7 nm process.

There have been conflicting rumours about the timing of the arrival of AMD's Zen 3 processors. On the one hand, a rumour circulated by DigiTimes claimed that AMD had delayed the processors on account of a dearth of Intel competition. This was then put down by an AMD spokesperson in an interview to which TechPowerUp was privy, but AMD did not officially comment on the matter. Now, CEO Lisa Su has confirmed that AMD's Zen 3 processors will still launch this side of 2021.

Taking to Twitter yesterday, Su stated that the upcoming processors are "looking great in the labs" and remain on track to "launch later this year". She did not comment on the exact timing of the release, but it has been reported that the processors will arrive sometime this quarter. The confirmation corroborates the recent findings of igor'sLAB, which claimed that the processors were in the final stages of development.

Codenamed Vermeer, AMD's Zen 3 processors are rumoured to offer between 15-17% IPC gains over their predecessors. Little else is known about the processors yet, besides their compatibility with Socket AM4. The Zen 3 processors will support B450 and X470 motherboards too. In the meantime, AMD has just released new Ryzen 3000XT processors and has new Renoir desktop chips in the pipeline. The latter may arrive as soon as this month according to recent rumours.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-07- 8 (Update: 2020-07- 8)
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