AMD shared plans with partners to release desktop processors in 2022-2023 – a “roadmap” not intended for the general public ended up on the internet. Judging by the presented plan, AMD intends to continue releasing Ryzen 5000, 4000G and 5000G processors for socket AM4, and the powerful Ryzen Thredripper 5000 will not receive successors soon.
AMD plans to introduce a new generation of powerful desktop processors that will not replace the current Ryzen Threadripper 5000 until late 2023. Her name and characteristics details are not given. According to previous rumors, the new items were codenamed Storm Peak and will likely go on sale as the Ryzen Thredripper 7000. Expect these processors to get Zen 4 cores, support for DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, and more features than the Ryzen 7000.
AMD will continue to release and sell the Ryzen 5000 and 5000X3D processors alongside the new Ryzen 7000 through at least the end of 2023. AMD’s slide also confirms that the company is preparing to release Ryzen 7000X3D processors, which will come with an additional 3D V-cache. Their announcement could come as soon as this year, although previous rumors pointed to the first quarter of 2023.
Note that currently the only desktop processor with enhanced 3D V-Cache is the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. And it’s one of the company’s fastest solutions for gaming, even surpassing the just-released Ryzen 7000 in some cases. Perhaps the release of the Ryzen 7000X3D processors will allow AMD to strengthen its position in the gaming direction.
Finally, AMD plans to refresh the Ryzen G-series desktop APUs by the end of 2023, which have pretty powerful integrated graphics. They will likely join the Ryzen 7000G series, offering a combination of Zen 4 cores and RDNA 2 or RDNA 3 graphics. At the same time, AMD will continue to release current Ryzen 4000G and 5000G desktop APUs even after new product releases .
Thus, it turns out that the Socket AM4 platform will not lose its relevance, at least until the end of 2023.