AMD’s Zen 5 Being Sampled: Ryzen 9000 CPUs incl. Mobile Chips Launch Later This Year

AMD is on track to launch its Zen 5 processors later this year, including desktop, mobile, and server variants of its next-gen core architecture. Speaking to analysts at the Q1 2024 earnings call, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su revealed that the next-gen Epyc Turin processors are being widely sampled. The chipmaker expects to grow its market share significantly across different segments with 30% more Turin platforms planned than Genoa (4th Gen Epyc). The Zen 5 Turin processors are on track for a launch in the year’s second half.

Looking ahead, we’re very excited about our next-gen Turin family of EPYC processors featuring our Gen 5 core. We’re widely sampling Turin, and the silicon is looking great. In the cloud, the significant performance and efficiency increases of Turin position us well to capture an even larger share of both first and third-party workloads. In addition, there are 30% more Turin platforms in development from our server partners, compared to fourth-gen EPYC platforms, increasing our enterprise and with new solutions optimized for additional workloads. Turin remains on track to launch later this year.

Dr. Lisa Su, AMD CEO

Strix Point, the mobile counterpart to Granite Rapids will also launch later this year, boasting advanced AI capabilities. The Ryzen 9000 processors (9040?) are expected to deliver significant performance and efficiency gains along with next-gen “AI experiences” on notebooks and laptops in thinner form factors. AMD expects a substantial increase in its client CPU share this year.

We will also take the next major step in our AI PC road map later this year with the launch of our next-generation Ryzen mobile processors code named Strix. Customer interest in Strix is very high based on the significant performance and energy efficiency uplifts we are delivering. Design win momentum for premium notebooks is outpacing prior generations as Strix enables next-generation AI experiences in laptops that are thinner, lighter and faster than ever before. We’re excited about the growth opportunities for the PC market. And based on the strength of our Ryzen CPU portfolio, we expect to grow revenue share this year.

Dr. Lisa Su, AMD CEO

The launch of the Ryzen 8000 processors last month marked the release of the first desktop AI CPUs, complemented by the Ryzen 8040 offerings on mobile. These chips feature the same NPU unit as the Ryzen 7040 processors but with higher clocks. These parts offer AI capabilities well ahead of Intel’s upcoming Arrow Lake family as the 7040 series did before Core Ultra (Meteor Lake).

Areej Syed

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