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AMD is reportedly preparing new Zen3D and low-end AM4 processors

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AMD could add new CPUs to its AM4 portfolio

Reliable AMD hardware leaker claims that the company will announce new AM4 processors, including new low-end SKUs and parts based on the Zen3D architecture.

According to Greymon55, AMD will unveil more Zen3D SKUs. So far, AMD has only released an 8-core SKU, which has received a generally positive response from the gaming community and tech reviewers. It’s a match for 12th Gen Intel Core K-series CPUs for gaming, but has limited performance on more advanced workloads due to its single-chiplet design and resulting reduced multi-threaded performance.

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su shows Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU, source: AMD

With the announcement of Zen3 with 3D V-Cache last year, it was expected that the 3D V-Cache series would expand to 12- and 16-core SKUs, however AMD has only released a part claiming that that the cost of a dual 3D chiplet would be lower too nice. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D was AMD’s first attempt at such a complex consumer CPU, so the company is still learning how to best utilize 3D V-Cache technology.

Greymon55 is now claiming that AMD could release more Zen3D parts, possibly with fewer than 8 cores. A powerful six-core gaming CPU at a good price would be a nice addition to the AM4 platform, which is now slowly coming to an end.

The Prime Days of the AM4 platform might be over soon as AM5 will be released in just 3 months, but AMD isn’t saying goodbye to it just yet. The leaker claims that AMD is now testing the Zen4 processor designed for the AM4 socket. This is the first mention of such a SKU, which would be an interesting derivative of AMD’s next-gen architecture for an older platform.

Interestingly, AMD never confirmed that Zen4 could support DDR4 memory, suggesting that those CPUs would need to use a different memory controller altogether, possibly a leftover or modified cIOD die from current-gen CPUs. Such chips are said to exist in the test labs, but AMD has yet to make a decision on whether such products will even be released for retail.

More details on upcoming AMD CPUs should be available this month, the leaker claims. In fact, the next few weeks should be filled with AMD CPU information as board partners begin validating their new platforms, which will inevitably be a source of new leaks. If rumors about new AM4 CPUs come true, they should also appear at some point.

Source: TechPowerUP