Ryzen 9000 in July

AMD Ryzen 9000 Desktop CPUs Launching In 16, 12, 8 & 6 Core Flavors, Retail Availability In July

*## AMD Ryzen 9000 “Granite Ridge” CPUs Target Old & New AM5 Platforms, Coming In 16, 12, 8 & 6 Core Flavors To Retail Shelves In July*

The latest rumor on the AMD Ryzen 9000 “Granite Ridge” Desktop CPUs comes from wjm47196 at Chiphell Forums who states that the red team is on the verge of introducing its next-generation family based on the latest Zen 5 cores. These CPUs are expected to bring some major performance improvements in multi-threading workloads and also benefit from higher IPC.

While the message from the leaker is quite cryptic, it shouldn’t be that hard to guess what he’s going on about in his post. According to the details, the AMD Ryzen 9000 “Granite Ridge” CPUs should be available in four configurations from the get-go which include the top 16 core parts & followed by 12, 8, and 6 core variants. If AMD retains the Ryzen 9000 branding & keeps it similar to existing Ryzen 7000 parts, we should expect the following SKUs:

** Ryzen 9 9950X (16-Core)*
** Ryzen 9 9900X (12-Core)*
** Ryzen 7 9700X (8-Core)*
** Ryzen 5 9600X (6-Core)*

Based on the core configurations, it looks like AMD won’t be uplifting the core specs with Zen 5 but there are plans to introduce more cores in future generations of Zen chips such as the most recent report suggested.

It is also stated that while AMD will be introducing the AMD Ryzen 9000 “Granite Ridge” Desktop CPU family along with the new AM5 platforms at Computex 2024, the actual launch is expected in July 2024 which puts it ahead of Intel’s Arrow Lake which should be targeting a launch closer to late Q3 or early Q4 2024. But with that said, the two desktop CPU families shouldn’t be that far apart from each other.