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Lisa Su has confirmed that Zen 3 processors will be released this year. (Image source: AMD)

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

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.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:04:00 +0200
The EPYC Milan ES ran at up to 2.2 GHz (Image source: AMD)

AMD EPYC Milan engineering sample spotted in the wild: 7nm+ Zen 3 ES runs at up to 2.2 GHz, matching EPYC Rome ES speeds

Tipster @Execufix spotted a reference to AMD’s upcoming EPYC Milan server lineup. An unspecified EPYC Milan server chip was found to operate with a base frequency of 1.5 GHz and a boost clock of 2.2 GHz, in line with ES clocks for...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 06 Jul 2020 17:32:00 +0200
AMD has confirmed that its next-generation Vermeer processors should be launching in Q3 2020. (Image source: AMD)

Leak confirms AMD Ryzen 4000 "Vermeer" Zen 3 and 7 nm processors are in the final stages of development; AMD sticking with Vega GPUs for Renoir successor, moving onto Navi GPUs as of Van Gogh

AMD Ryzen 4000 "Vermeer" processors are in the final stages of development, igor'sLAB has confirmed. The Zen 3 processors will be joined next year by "Cezanne", the successor to the current Renoir architecture. AMD is sticking wit...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 30 Jun 2020 20:14:00 +0200
The Ryzen 4000 desktop series remains on track for Q3 2020, according to AMD. (Image source: igor'sLAB)

AMD Ryzen 4000: Zen 3 and 7 nm "Vermeer" processors remain on track for a Q3 2020; no Intel Comet Lake-S related delay, AMD spokesperson confirms

AMD Ryzen 4000 Zen 3 processors remain on track for a Q3 2020 release, a company spokesperson has confirmed. The confirmation quashes a rumour to the contrary, which stated that AMD might have delayed the release of its Vermeer pr...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 26 Jun 2020 19:29:00 +0200
The Navi iGPUs could be making a first appearance in the low-powered Van Gogh APUs this year. (Image Source: AMD)

Rumor | More PCI IDs and codenames support the leaks regarding the absence of Navi iGPUs from AMD's upcoming Ryzen 5000 laptop APUs

Even though the 2021 Ryzen 5000 APUs may only integrate the good old Vega GPU cores, the highly-anticipated Navi iGPUs could make an early appearance with the Van Gogh ultra-low power APUs that could launch sooner than expected, p...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 24 Jun 2020 16:47:00 +0200
AMD’s Ryzen 4000 chips might not arrive until next year (Image source: AMD)

No Ryzen 4000 this year? Report claims that AMD’s 7nm Zen 3 “Vermeer” might be delayed to 2021 due to “lack of competition” from Intel Comet Lake S for Ryzen 3000

A report by Digitimes indicates that AMD might delay the launch of its Zen 3-based Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs to 2021. The report cites the “mediocre performance of Intel’s Comet Lake” as a key reason for the delay.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Tue, 16 Jun 2020 07:10:00 +0200
The ASUS ROG Strix X570 lineup is now compatible with 4 generations of Ryzen parts (Image source: ASUS)

New AM4+ compatibility king? ASUS ROG X570 Strix with 256 Mb BIOS will support ALL AM4+ Ryzen processors: from purported Zen 3 Ryzen 7 4700X, to Zen 2, to Zen+, all the way to the venerable Zen 1 Ryzen 3 1200

Asus recently decided to enable support for all four generations of Ryzen processors on its ASUS ROG Strix X570 motherboard. This means that everything from 2017's budget Ryzen 3 1200 to upcoming Ryzen 4000 parts will be compatibl...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:06:00 +0200
AMD Zen 3 processors will work with MSI 400-series motherboards. (Image source: AMD)

MSI confirms AMD Zen 3 support for its B450 and X470 motherboards

MSI has confirmed that its 400-series motherboards will be compatible with AMD's upcoming Zen-3 desktop processors. Codenamed Vermeer, the processors will work with MAX and non-MAX boards.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 29 May 2020 16:39:00 +0200
Warhol is rumored to be the codename for the AMD Ryzen 5000 mainstream desktop CPU series. (Image source: Wikipedia - Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans)

Rumor | Leak reveals Warhol as codename for Zen 3-based 7nm AMD Ryzen 5000 processors; Navi iGPUs might be implemented in Zen 4-based 5nm Ryzen 6000 Raphael series

“Warhol” has apparently been leaked as the codename for AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series of mainstream desktop CPUs. According to the leak, Warhol will feature Zen 3-based parts utilizing a 7nm manufacturing process and offering PCIe4 supp...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 28 May 2020 21:41:00 +0200
Too soon for 5 nm CPUs? (Image Source: PC Gamer)

Rumor | AMD's upcoming Zen 3 Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs may actually use TSMC's 5 nm enhanced production process, still scheduled to launch in Q4 2020

If AMD manages this feat, the PC competitive landscape could drastically change in favor of team red, leaving Intel way behind struggling to make the jump to 10 nm. However, these may as well be just unfounded rumors, as a product...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 28 May 2020 18:26:00 +0200
AMD Rembrandt APUs in 2022 will offer support for new I/O technologies and a new socket. (Image Source: AMD)

Report: AMD's upcoming APU lineup includes Cezanne, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh; Rembrandt will support new I/O tech, but Intel's prospects don't look too bright

A new report on future Intel and AMD CPUs by Chinese publication Expreview confirms much of what we've been hearing about upcoming AMD processor codenames up till 2022. The report indicates Rembrandt APUs will herald the advent of...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 28 May 2020 15:59:00 +0200
We may not see AMD HEDT and mainstream desktop Ryzen CPUs next year. (Image Source: AMD)

Rumor | Roadmap enlists AMD processor codenames expected till 2022; No hint of AMD Ryzen desktop CPUs indicated for 2021, but will ARM K12 be revived?

Famous leakster Komachi has enlisted a list of AMD processors across all segments that are expected to launch till 2022. The roadmap offers a great deal of info on what can be expected this year including Threadripper 4000 and Ryz...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 23 May 2020 17:35:00 +0200
AMD Zen 3 Ryzen 4000 will be compatible with X470 and B450 motherboards. (Image Source: PCGamesN)

AMD caves-in to demand for Zen 3 support on X470 and B450 boards with an optional Beta BIOS, here's all you need to know about AMD's proposed upgrade path

AMD has now clarified that it will enable owners of X470 and B550 chipset-based motherboards to upgrade to Zen 3. However, this upgrade would be an opt-in irreversible "Beta" BIOS upgrade that would remove compatibility with some ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 21 May 2020 08:46:00 +0200
The Ryzen 4000 desktop series is expected to launch in Q3 2020. (Image source: igor'sLAB)

AMD Ryzen 4000 Zen 3 samples cannot reach 5.0 GHz; 16 core successor to the Ryzen 9 3950X in development

AMD Ryzen 4000 Zen 3 samples have leaked, showing that at least 8 core and 16 core Vermeer processors are in development. They are both tracking the clock speeds of their Zen 2 precessors though, suggesting that the Ryzen 4000 Zen...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 20 May 2020 12:19:00 +0200
Will AMD finally beat Intel even in games? (Image Source:

AMD's Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs rumored to have higher than 15-17% IPC gains over current Zen 2 models, could utterly destroy Intel's Comet Lake-S lineup

Engineering samples of the Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs have been rumored to perform better than expected, with single thread IPC gains higher than the planned 15-17% improvements. Certain OEM engineers who managed to test these early ...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 15 May 2020 16:11:00 +0200
AMD had to devise new routing layers to make 7nm Zen 2 processors compatible with Socket AM4. (Image Source: The Verge)

AMD Ryzen 4000 Zen 3 will be compatible with Socket AM4, but it is end of the road for X470, B450, and below motherboard owners

AMD's Robert Hallock has confirmed that the upcoming AMD Ryzen 4000 Zen 3 processors will be compatible with Socket AM4 as long as the motherboard features an X570 or B550 chipset. Zen 3 will not support older chipsets owing to lo...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 11 May 2020 09:24:00 +0200
AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir desktop APUs will offer Zen 2 architecture improvements. (Image source: HardZone)

8-core AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir desktop APU on ASRock B550 Taichi motherboard spotted on UserBenchmark performing on par with the Ryzen 7 4800H

An AMD Renoir desktop APU engineering sample has been discovered being tested on UserBenchmark. The entry reveals it is an 8-core, 16-thread part that has been benchmarked in combination with an ASRock B550 Taichi motherboard. The...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 08 May 2020 12:15:00 +0200
Could AMD entirely skip 2021? (Image Source: AMD)

Leaked roadmap suggests AMD Zen 4 desktop CPUs with DDR5 support may only launch in 2022, no relevant AMD CPU launches planned for 2021?

The roadmap leaked by a trusted source close to GamersNexus shows how AMD may skip 2021 entirely and launch the Zen 4 desktop CPUs along with the Zen 3 APUs in 2022 with support for DDR5 RAM and USB 4.0, citing the current uncert...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 30 Apr 2020 16:43:00 +0200
Good displays on AMD-based laptops? Dell could be delivering such systems in Q2 2021. (Image Source:

Rumor | Dell is working on all-AMD laptops featuring Renoir successor codenamed Cezanne, Navi23 iGPUs and high-quality displays

Dell has not yet officially announced any Renoir-based laptops, and rumor has it that we will not only see Renoir-based laptops, but models powered by the Renoir successor codenamed Cezanne, as well, next year. Cezanne will get a ...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 24 Apr 2020 16:03:00 +0200
Ryzen 4000 desktop processors are expected land in Q3 2020. (Image source: AMD via Wccftech)

AMD's Ryzen 4000 and Q3 2020-bound desktop processors confirmed to support the AM4 socket and B450 chipset

AMD is keeping to its promise about its support for the AM4 socket. Confirmed by XMG, the ageing socket will support Ryzen 4000 desktop processors. The B450 chipset will get to taste Vermeer too, as will probably the X470 and X570...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 17 Apr 2020 14:41:00 +0200
AMD already secured 5 nm production allocations for next year's Zen 4 CPUs. (Image Source:

Report suggests AMD's upcoming Zen 4 CPUs will be built on an exclusive TSMC 5 nm enhanced node

AMD is emerging as one of the largest clients for TSMC, as team red has already secured 5 nm production allocations for the upcoming Zen 4 CPUs launching in 2021. The 5 nm node is still expected to go online this quarter, but adva...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 16 Apr 2020 16:17:00 +0200
We tested the AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS in an Asus Zephyrus G14 laptop. (Image source: Asus)

10-core Intel Core i9-10900F desktop CPU does well in Geekbench multi-core test but then gets put to shame by 8-core AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS mobile APU

A 10-core Intel Core i9-10900F desktop processor has been spotted as part of an HP system on Geekbench, where it racked up strong single-core and multi-core scores. Unfortunately for the upcoming Comet Lake chip, its multi-core sc...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 13 Apr 2020 10:47:00 +0200
The Comet Lake-S Intel Core i9-10900K has been seen on various benchmarks lately. (Image source: HardZone)

Different motherboard same result: Intel Core i9-10900K chip's latest Geekbench multi-core score still can't surpass AMD's Ryzen 9 3900X

The upcoming Intel Core i9-10900K processor has been spotted speeding along on Geekbench 5, reaching a maximum frequency of 5.08 GHz. The Comet Lake chip in combination with an MSI Z490-S01 motherboard racked up a very strong sing...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:58:00 +0200
Zen 3 is the microarchitecture for Vermeer desktop CPUs and Milan Epyc server processors. (Image source: AMD)

Codename Vermeer: AMD's Ryzen 4000 desktop processors could be released in September

A new report has stated that AMD’s highly anticipated Vermeer family of Ryzen 4000 desktop processors could be released around September this year. The latest series of AMD desktop CPUs is based on Zen 3 microarchitecture, with th...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:15:00 +0200

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)