Is AMD working on new Ryzen 5000 processors?

Is AMD working on new Ryzen 5000 processors?

A few months ago, several rumors were circulating regarding a mysterious overhaul, known as the B2, of AMD's Ryzen 5000 series processors. Apparently, according to Twitter posts by well-known leakers @momomo_us and @ planet3dnow, those chips appear to be ready to go, as some major motherboard manufacturers, such as MSI, ASUS, and ASRock, have added their compatibility in the CPU support lists of multiple AM4 socket based products. The new revision improves neither performance nor functionality, but is optimized to increase AMD's production and logistics capabilities. This means that the company is now able to make more Zen 3 chips on B2, compared to the current B0 revision.

ASRock B2

- 188 号(@momomo_us) October 7, 2021

Thankfully, there are no additional requirements to support the new B2 revision; therefore, it's a simple plug-and-play solution if you already own a motherboard and BIOS that already support Ryzen 5000. All the motherboard manufacturers are doing is adding the new revision to the supported and unsupported CPU lists. new firmware versions need to be released. However, the arrival of the Ryzen 5000 B2 processors is a welcome change, as AMD will be able to produce more units and, as a result, we should see prices go down, to the benefit of consumers.

Credit: AMD The recent release of the new Microsoft operating system, Windows 11, has certainly captured the interest of both users and the IT world in general. However, if you have an AMD CPU and care about performance, you should be patient a little longer. In fact, at the moment a couple of bugs can decrease performance by up to 15%, especially in the gaming field. For more details about it, we suggest you to read our previous dedicated article.