AMD today celebrates its fifth anniversary of the Ryzen brand and CPU lineup and to mark the occasion, the CPU and GPU maker released a video featuring Robert Hallock, Director of Technical Marketing at AMD, and John Taylor, CMO of AMD.
In the 15-minute video, both Hallock and Taylor shared some details about the future of AMD’s Zen architecture. Of the topics discussed, Hallock confirmed that the company’s next-generation platform, AM5, is on track to launch next year, but fell short of providing a specific launch date. That said, he did confirm that the future platform will support the newest I/O standards, the upcoming DDR5 memory standard, and PCIe 5.0 at launch.
Additionally, Hallock also assured gamers that the new platform will be backwards compatible with currently existing coolers. It’s a nice touch and to date, cooling brands like Noctua and MSI are offering customers bracket upgrades for their existing coolers, so that they may be used on the socket LGA1700 platform of AMD’s direct rival, Intel.
On another note, Hallock also confirmed that AMD is also on track towards launching Zen 3-based CPUs fitted with its new 3D V-Cache chiplet, sometime within the first half of 2022. Performance-wise, Hallock claims that the new CPUs would offer an increase of 15% in gaming performance.
Beyond that, the conversation between the two AMD fellows revealed that they were hard at work looking into new ways of dealing with power management and efficiency within notebooks, but didn’t go into too much detail about the subject. You can check out the full conversation in the embedded video.
(Source: AMD via YouTube)