AMD Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5” Processors will be Faster than Intel 15th Gen Arrow Lake, Rumor Claims

AMD’s Ryzen 9000 processors may end up leapfrogging their Arrow Lake rivals, as multiple rumors point to Zen 5 being the superior core architecture. According to Kepler_L2 (AnandTech forums), the Zen 5 core will be over 40% faster than Zen 4 in the SPEC integer benchmark. Even if the Granite Ridge processors get a >40% uplift in purely integer-based workloads, it doesn’t automatically imply a 40% IPC gain. Workloads are often bound by memory, branch prediction, floating point, and other instructions.

Zen 4 X3D

The average IPC uplift for Zen 5 and the Ryzen 9000 processors will likely be in the 15-20% range, with 25% being the upper limit in favored workloads. Another tipster claims that Granite Ridge CPUs will be notably faster than Intel’s Arrow Lake, leaping well ahead of the 14th Gen Raptor Lake-R chips. Furthermore, the source claims that the Ryzen 9000 family will be miles ahead of Ryzen 7000 in the desktop and segments.

Strix Point mobile will be AMD’s first “true” hybrid core processor, featuring a mix of Zen 5 and Zen 5c cores. It is expected to completely level Intel’s Core Ultra “Meteor Lake” lineup in compute, AI, and gaming. Strix Halo, the monolithic variant will combine 16 Zen 5 cores with 40 RDNA 3.5 Compute units @ 3GHz.

Ryzen 8040

That’s a lot to unpack. All The Watts!! concludes their leak by claiming that Zen 5 will be on par with Apple‘s custom Arm architecture in size and IPC. The operating clocks are also expected to be higher than Zen 4.

Areej Syed

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