Zen 4 will be released in late 2022 and will offer PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 on a new platform

We will probably learn more about Zen 3D and Zen 4 at CES 2022 in early January, as AMD usually makes its big announcements at this event. So we’ll have to wait another two months or so to find out all the information about these new architectures.

AMD today celebrated 5 years since the announcement of Zen and not only reviewed the history of the Ryzen generations already released but also talked about the future of the lineup in 2022 with the arrival of Zen 3D and Zen 4.

The news about Zen 3D is not extensive: the most important one is that it has been confirmed that it will be launched in early 2022 and not later this year as originally announced, confirming rumors of a delay due to lack of stock. According to AMD itself, the addition of an L3 cache on the Zen 3 DIE will allow for a performance increase of up to 15% at the same frequency.

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It is expected that these processors, along with the frequency improvements, will deliver up to a 20% performance increase thanks to the process optimizations, which is an interesting option for those who want to stay on AM4, as this will be the last generation for this platform.

AMD also confirmed that it will launch a new platform with a new socket in late 2022 to take advantage of the new DDR5 memory and that it will support PCI-E 5.0, unlike previously stated in Gigabyte’s leaks. The first processors for this platform will be based on Zen 4, and it has been officially confirmed that all AM4-compatible heatsinks will also be compatible with this new platform, which is excellent news for anyone planning to upgrade.

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