AMD’s upcoming desktop processors will be under the Ryzen 5000 series. The manufacturer confirms this in an announcement of a live stream, which will take place on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. Dutch time. In it, AMD presents its first Zen 3 CPUs.
The Ryzen 5000 processors comprise the fourth generation of Ryzen processors for desktops and succeed the current Ryzen 3000 models. AMD will probably skip the 4000 series because they already exist for laptops and because this number is already used in the Ryzen 4000G series of APUs.
That AMD would use the Ryzen 5000 naming convention for its new processors has long been suggested in rumors, but it is the first time that AMD has now clarified this itself. The processors that AMD will announce on Thursday evening are based on the Zen 3 architecture and, like the CPUs, based on Zen 2, are made at 7nm.
AMD calls Thursday night’s presentation Where Gaming Begins. That indicates that AMD will emphasize the performance of the Zen 3 processors in games. AMD CEO Lisa Su will announce the processors. The presentation can be followed live on YouTube.