AMD Zen 5 CPUs: TSMC's 3nm Process

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Report from UDN suggests that AMD's Zen 5 CPUs will start production at TSMC in Q2, with mass production in Q3 2024. AMD & TSMC are preparing production facilities for Zen 5 CPUs based on 4nm & 3nm.

A report by Chinese technology media outlet UDN suggests that AMD's Zen 5 CPUs will begin production at TSMC's factories in the second quarter, followed by mass production in the third quarter of 2024. AMD and TSMC are preparing production facilities for the next-generation Zen 5 CPU' is based on 4nm and 3nm nodes, mass production is expected in the third quarter of 2024


The Zen 5 CPU architecture is going to play a big role for AMD in 2024, as it will be the driving force behind several CPU families, including Granite Ridge "Ryzen Desktop", Strix Point "Ryzen Mobile" and Turin "EPYC Server". The media also specifically points to the AMD Zen 5 "Nirvana" CPU core, which is the standard Zen 5 architecture design, while the "Prometheus" Zen 5C cores will target the dense compute segment in client and server chips. Interestingly, the Zen 5 "Nirvana" CCD is mentioned to be produced on TSMC's 3nm process node, although we know from previous reports that the Zen 5 will use the 4nm node, while the Zen 5C will be made using the 3nm process.


It is possible that UDN has confused the Zen 5C "Prometheus" core with the Zen 5 "Nirvana". It was only last month that AMD's Zen 5 "Granite Ridge" CPUs were rumored to have already entered the mass production phase, although the company hasn't revealed anything about its plans for next-generation desktop CPUs at major events like CES 2024. The only upcoming event we can think of for a reveal would be Computex 2024, which will be held in June, so that's still four months away.


Now, we cannot confirm the legitimacy of UDN's report, but they have a strong background based on their past industry histories and reports from their own insiders / industry analysts. Regardless, AMD's Zen 5 CPUs are something everyone in the tech community should be excited about as they herald the next chapter of Ryzen and EPYC CPUs with stronger performance, efficiency and brand new features. Expect more information in the coming months leading up to Computex 2024.

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