Philippine retailer TechMovers announced in a Last post on Facebook AMD’s highly rumored Ryzen 7 5700X, Ryzen 5 5600, 5500, 4500, and Ryzen 3 4100 are coming out soon, as AMD’s production facilities prepare to begin production of new Ryzen storage units.
So far, these chips have only appeared in rumors, but TechMovers is the first official retailer to announce that these chips are real products. We have sent a message to the company for more evidence regarding the existence of these CPUs and are awaiting a response. Unfortunately, we have not received any response yet, so take the news with caution.
A few days ago, reports of the new low-end Ryzen 5000 models surfaced on Twitter. The rumor arose from a post by Tweet embed Allegedly, AMD will release the Ryzen 7 5700X, Ryzen 5 5600, and Ryzen 5 5500 in March.
Aside from the core and thread count for each SKU, the leaker did not share any detailed specifications. However, the 5700X is said to come with eight cores and 16 threads, the Ryzen 5 5600 with six cores and 12 threads, and the Ryzen 5 5500 with six cores and six threads.
If these details are correct, these specific model numbers and their respectable base configurations share a very similar pattern to their Zen 2 counterparts – 3700X, 3600 and 3500. If AMD shares that same pattern with the Ryzen 5000, we can expect all three chipsets to feature a 65W TDP. And the clock speed is lower than the Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 5 5600X. The Ryzen 5 5500 can also feature clock speeds lower than the 5600, but the main difference is the lack of threads.
Pricing remains a mystery, but it’s not hard to conclude that all three chips will be cheaper than their higher-end brethren.
New Rinders-X Ryzen 4000 CPUs
Perhaps most surprising was the introduction of the Ryzen 5 4500 and Ryzen 3 4100. These Zen 2 chipsets are an odd sight, given that AMD’s more advanced Ryzen 5000 CPUs are starting to show their age, and the company has Zen 4 models on its long-term roadmap near. (Not to mention the Ryzen 4000 APUs).
The rumors about the updated Ryzen 4000 series started and ended with one Chiphell forum that we covered back in early December last year. Rumors indicated that AMD was planning to restart Zen 2 with a new lineup codenamed Rinders-X. These will be all-new, budget-friendly CPUs that lack any integrated graphics.
We don’t know anything about Renoir-X other than that it is based on the older Zen 2 architecture. For starters, Vanilla Renewer was the codename for AMD’s Ryzen 3000-series CPUs and APUs running on Zen 2.
At best, we appreciate that the X’s moniker indicates that AMD is using some sort of updated “Zen 2+” architecture, perhaps with higher clock speeds in mind. This would give the Ryzen 3 4100 and Ryzen 5 4500 some performance advantages over the Ryzen 3 3100/3300X and Ryzen 5 3500/3500X.
However, the Ryzen 4000 branding is an odd choice since AMD uses that name to represent OEM-exclusive Zen 2 parts that feature integrated Vega graphics. Since the Renoir-X is rumored to lack any integrated graphics engine, why AMD put these chips under the Ryzen 4000 umbrella remains a mystery. But, it would be the only option for AMD, considering there is no numbering gap between 4000 and 5000. The Ryzen 3000 brand will be quite old, considering that these chips feature the more advanced Zen 2 architecture.
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