As soon as October, AMD will launch a new generation of Ryzen processors for the Zen3 architecture, which is not yet known, but because of the chaos of the Ryzen 3000 and Ryzen 4000, it is likely to be renamed the Ryzen 5000 series. Since the release of the Zen architecture in 2017, AMD has been firmly committed to releasing a new generation of architectures each year, releasing several products for server, desktop, and mobile products.
However, because the three markets are different, different products are introduced, which also leads to the problem of architecture and product sequence is not right.
What does that mean? Mainly because the desktop version of Ryzen more than a 12nm process of the improved version of the Zen plus process, it has become the second generation of Ryzen in the product sequence, that is, Ryzen 2000 series, the result of last year’s 7nm Zen2 Ryzen has become Ryzen 3000 series.
In this order, the Zen3 architecture to be issued at the end of this year will become the third generation of Ryzen, but the name of the Ryzen 4000 has been used by the mobile Ryzen APU, the name will follow the chaos.
The PPT above is described in the July investor report, and AMD makes it clear that Zen3 is the fourth-generation Ryzen.
In its two-day update of its September investment report, however, AMD changed its mind again, with the Zen3 not marking the 4th Gen fourth-generation Ryzen.
While removing the four-generation Ryzen won’t easily cause confusion, this time the change means that the Zen3 won’t necessarily use the name Ryzen 4000, and it’s more likely to change its name to Ryzen 5000.
The EPYC server version of the architecture is normal, because there is no 12nm Zen plus generation, so the naming and architecture has always been right, Zen3 is the third generation, the future 5nm Genoa is the fourth generation of the Zen4 architecture, simple and clear.