The launch of the Ryzen 5000 XT under the “Vermeer” family should not surprise us since we have evidence of its existence since last January, but it is not the only reason for that. AMD together with TSMC have improved the 7 nm node of the latter. Which has not only allowed for a larger number of Navi 21 GPU units to be released to full specification, but also benefits the Ryzen 5000, resulting in the launch of the XT versions.
AMD Ryzen 5000 XT, the most powerful Zen 3
B2 Stepping for Vermeer ?! 😮
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3.4 GHz (up to 5 GHz)
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3.7 GHz (up to 4.6 GHz)
– Patrick Schur (@patrickschur_) May 17, 2021
Through the “insider” Patrick Schur we learned how Vermeer, the code name for the AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop, has reached the revision B2. To make things clearer, the Stepping or revisions are in the processors the equivalent of the editions of a book where small corrections are made. Let’s not forget that for example the Ryzen 5600, 5600X and 5600XT are the same chip and therefore come from the same wafer and it is in the subsequent tests where they are classified according to the clock speed they can reach.
So AMD has improved its Ryzen 5000, based on chiplets, so that they can achieve higher clock speeds. Waiting to see if the AMD clock speeds are final Ryzen 5950XT would have a base speed of 3.4 GHz, which is the same base speed as the 5950X, but with the ability to reach 5 GHz Boost speed.
The information of the Ryzen 5950XT is accompanied by that of the 5600XT, where the base clock speed remains the same, 3.7 GHz and the Boost speed is also maintained at 4.6 GHz. Which makes us think that the AMD Ryzen 5600XT CPU would have the advantage of being better prepared for overclocking than the Ryzen 5600X. Of course, we cannot forget that we could be before versions prior to its manufacture and therefore receive some final touches that slightly increase the clock speed.
An answer to the Intel Alder Lake?
The launch of the Intel Alder Lake-S at the end of the year should have a logical response from AMD, since we do not expect the departure of CPUs based on Zen 4 until next year. The AMD Ryzen 5000 XT may be AMD’s temporary answer to Intel’s Gen 12.
At the moment AMD’s plans are confusing, on the one hand we have the confirmation of CPUs like these AMD Ryzen 5950XT and 5600XT on the launch pad. On the other hand there is information about Zen 3+, of which we are sure that the SoC of 2022 under the code name Rembrandt.