The architecture roadmap for AMD’s Zen roadmap was established by AMD. Next came the roadmaps for specific product categories. Threadripper is still alive. AMD spoke only about the product’s success in recent years during the presentation for the Pro model.
Ryzen Threadripper (Pro) 7000 is coming
The 2023 release of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7700 is planned with Zen 4 cores. It is unknown what changes will occur to the desktop and workstation CPUs. Genoa’s LGA 6069 socket, which offers a 12-channel memory interface with plenty of I/O, is the best option. In the past, the memory interface was cut in half for desktop thread rippers. However, AMD decided to abandon this approach with Threadripper Pro models. Most recently, the Threadripper Pro 5000 presented nearly Epyc processors in a new version. The first generation of desktop models did not include a high-end model. It is not clear if this will change.
AMD desktop roadmap with Zen 4 & Zen 5 The presentation also only mentioned the workstation market. It is likely that this presentation was limited to the workstation market. We will need to watch and wait to see how it develops, and what Intel does.
Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” Follows “Granite Ridge”
Also, the desktop roadmap confirmed that Granite Ridge was the successor to AMD Raphael (aka Ryzen7000) and will be the first to be released by the company in 2024. A 3D V-Cache variant will be available later, and it will appear on the global Zen road map.
Zen 4c and 5c with production advantages?
Additional information about the manufacturing stages can be found in the roadmap. It remains with the TSMC N5, as only Zen 4 cores are utilized in the desktop. There is no Zen 4c in the cloud CPU Bergamo. Zen 4c, on the other hand, should be dependent on the 4nm production TSMCN4. Zen 4c’s goal to fit more cores into a smaller space and achieve maximum efficiency is logically why these products are the best choice for node changes. This should be the case for Zen 5 and Zen 5c. Zen 5c is normal in TSMCN4, Zen 5c already in TSMCN3.