The launch of the Ryzen 5000 XT under the “Vermeer” family shouldn’t surprise us since we have evidence of its existence since last January, but that’s not the only reason for it. AMD and TSMC have improved the latter’s 7nm node. This not only allowed more Navi 21 GPUs to be released to full specs, but also benefits the Ryzen 5000, which resulted in the launch of the XT versions.
AMD Ryzen 5000 XT, the most powerful Zen 3
B2 Stepping for Vermeer ?! 😮
100-000000059-60_50 / 34_Y
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
Thanks to “insider” Patrick Schur, we learned how Vermeer, the code name for the AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop, reached the revision B2. To make things more clear, Stepping or revisions are in processors the equivalent of editions of a book where small corrections are made. Let’s not forget for example that the Ryzen 5600, 5600X and 5600XT are the same chip and therefore come from the same wafer and that it is in the later tests that they are classified according to the clock speed they can reach.
AMD has therefore improved its chip-based Ryzen 5000 so that they can achieve higher clock speeds. Waiting to see if AMD clock speeds are final Ryzen 5950XT reportedly has a base speed of 3.4 GHz
The information of the Ryzen 5950XT is accompanied by that of the 5600XT,
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 processors based on Zen 4 until next year. The AMD Ryzen 5000 XT may be AMD’s temporary answer to Intel’s Generation 12.
At the moment AMD’s plans are muddled, on the one hand we have confirmation of processors like these AMD Ryzen 5950XT and 5600XT on the launch pad. On the other hand, there is information about Zen 3+, which we are sure will have the SoC of 2022 under the code name Rembrandt.