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Ryzen 8000 aims to use RDNA 3.5 for integrated graphics and AM5 will stay until 2026

Despite the fact that the sale of PC hardware components is experiencing a very bad moment, AMD It remains willing to continue placing products on the market with the possible intention of covering gaps against its rivals, especially Intel at the processor level. Because of that, the latest leaks around Ryzen 8000 from @harukaz5719 point to the use of Zen 5 architecture for the processor and RDNA 3.5 for the integrated graphics.

It is important to bear in mind that, as long as there is no official announcement, it is prudent to take all the information with a grain of salt, because it would not be the first time that everything points in one direction and then the official announcement points to another. In addition to models primarily targeted at desktop computers, the future generation of APU based on Ryzen 8000, whose code name is Strix Point according to rumors, would have an integrated graphics with between 16 and 40 computing units based on RDNA 3.5.

We remember that all Ryzen 7000 models have RDNA 3 integrated graphics, but in the case of those that are aimed at desktop computers, it is very modest and is aimed at acting as a lifesaver in case the dedicated graphics has broken or, to mention a Likely example, the delivery of the dedicated graphics card has been delayed while the user is in possession of the rest of the components.

AMD Ryzen 8000 roadmap with processor and graphics architectures

Another important Ryzen 8000 detail is that the red giant would have considered the implementation of three variants of the architecture for the processor, Zen 5, Zen 5c and Zen 5 with 3D V-Cache, which would use nodes of 3 and 4 nanometers. The variant with 3D V-Cache should be familiar to our readers, especially since the Ryzen 7000 processors in that line have apparently been better received than the standard and X models of the same generation.

AMD seems intent on sticking to the four-year cycle for its sockets, at least for now. This means that AM5, released with Ryzen 7000, would be maintained until 2026, the year in which the presumed appearance of AM6 is expected. This would open the door to reusing the same motherboards for multiple generations of Ryzen processors.

However, and although these leaks point out interesting things that are supposed to be features of Ryzen 8000, it is important to keep in mind that the current market situation is causing companies to hold their cards, hence we have seen a generation of graphics mid-range that has not exactly aroused consumer interest. This means that the future generation of AMD processors could be a lesser leap than many expect.

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