AMD's Zen 3-based Vermeer CPUs would be reportedly named as AMD Ryzen 5000 series, according to the latest reports. If this is the case, the chipmaker could clear the naming confusion about its upcoming CPUs. It also makes sense, especially when marketing the processor since the alleged naming could align the product to next-generation Mobility and Desktop parts under the 5000 series' banner.
The AMD naming scheme for its Zen 3-based CPU came from industry insider Patrick Shur. The tipster is among those who regularly shares important undisclosed details about the upcoming AMD Ryzen processor. According to him, AMD Vermeer will adopt the Ryzen 5000 series branding.
There were previous rumors claiming that AMD might use the 4000 series branding to the upcoming processor. It would reportedly succeed the Matisse CPU series in the desktop segment. However, Shur's information about the new naming scheme makes a lot of sense.
Look, what I've found! AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (12 Core)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (8 Core) — Patrick Schur (@patrickschur_) September 16, 2020
With the adoption of AMD Ryzen 5000 Series, the chipmaker could align the name with Cezanne CPUs. Interestingly, both processors pack Zen 3 Cores, which means launching under the AMD Ryzen 5000 series family is convenient for both the company and consumers.
Essentially, it also means that the AMD Ryzen 4000 Series brand would be exclusive to Renoir FP6 in the mobile segment and Renoir in the desktop segment. Apart from the naming scheme of the AMD Vermeer CPUs, the insider also claimed that the Ryzen 5000 series would max out at 12 cores. Earlier speculations believed that the Zen 3 CPUs pack 16 cores. While it is possible that AMD could push its CPU series to reach the maximum 16 core count, nothing is official at the moment.
AMD Ryzen 4000 ‘Zen 3 Vermeer’ Desktop CPU & Radeon RX Navi 2X ‘RDNA 2’ Graphics Cards Expected To Launch in October 2020https://t.co/icF02UOuDp pic.twitter.com/WFYXMMAr7C — Wccftech (@wccftechdotcom) March 23, 2020
Moreover, Shur shared details about AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processors. The Ryzen 7 reportedly packs 8 cores and 16 threads while the Ryzen 9 packs 12 cores and 24 threads. It looks like the upcoming AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPU is designed not for a momentary boost in speeds but for managing long and sustained workloads for minutes.
Rumors have it that the upcoming AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs feature better memory controller and enhanced SMT. Other leaks claimed that the forthcoming Zen 3-based CPU would feature massive IPC gain and iterative performance that outpaces Intel's 14nm on gaming and computing sides.
However, while these details are interesting, these are unconfirmed and unofficial. In this case, it is wiser to take this with a pinch of salt.