AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 8000 CPUs have been spotted in the latest “PMF” driver package which hints at a launch soon.
AMD Ryzen 8000 CPUs Are Now Being Supported In Latest Drivers, Launch Expected At CES 2024
The latest driver was spotted at station drivers by HXL (@9550pro) and is part of the 5.11.02.217 release which is not yet listed over at AMD’s official driver webpage. The official version is still the 5.08.02.027 release but the major update in the upcoming release is the “AMD PMF-8000 Series” driver package which confirms the Ryzen 8000 CPU family. The AMD PMF “Platform Management Framework” driver optimizes the overall performance and efficiency of the systems. This package gets updated to the newer 188.8.131.52 release which is much newer than the existing 184.108.40.206 release for Ryzen 7040 APUs.
The main question that follows is which specific AMD Ryzen 8000 CPUs are these drivers built for? As you can tell, the driver encompasses both desktop & mobile CPUs and platforms. We also know that AMD Ryzen 8000 branding will be used by several CPU families including the Ryzen Strix Point “Ryzen 8050”, Hawk Point “Ryzen 8040”, Phoenix Point “Ryzen 8000G”, Granite Ridge “Ryzen 8000”.
There are some reports that AMD might end up using Ryzen 9000 branding for its desktop lineup since the skipped Ryzen 4000 in favor of the Ryzen 5000 (Zen 3) Ryzen 6000 in favor of the Ryzen 7000 (Zen 4) while the Ryzen 2000 CPU series was no major architectural upgrade but rather a soft refresh of the Zen 1 core on a enhanced process node. So that theory might become true. It is likely that this Ryzen 8000 CPU could be the upcoming APUs since those are expected first than the Zen 5 families.
AMD’s Ryzen 8000G APUs have also appeared in a leak which revealed four SKUs and this might be early preparation work for them. AMD’s motherboard partners are also rushing to offer the latest AGESA Firmware support for the upcoming Ryzen 8000G “Phoenix” APUs. All in all, we can expect more details and support landing in the coming months.
AMD Desktop CPU/APU Generations Comparison:
|Processor Architecture||Processor Process||Cores / Threads (Max)||Platform||Memory Support||TDPs||Launch|
|AMD Ryzen 1000||Zen 1 “Summit Ridge”||14nm||8/16 (1900X)||AM4 (300-Series)||DDR4-2667||65W-95W||2017|
|AMD Ryzen 2000||Zen+ “Pinnacle Ridge”||12nm||8/16 (2700X)||AM4 (400-Series)||DDR4-2933||65W-95W||2018|
|AMD Ryzen 2000G||Zen 1 “Summit Ridge”||14nm||4/8 (2400G)||AM4 (400-Series)||DDR4-2933||65W||2018|
|AMD Ryzen 3000||Zen 2 “Matisse”||7nm||16/32 (3950X)||AM4 (500-Series)||DDR4-3200||65-95W||2019|
|AMD Ryzen 3000G||Zen+ “Picasso”||7nm||4/8 (3400G)||AM4 (500-Series)||DDR4-2933||65W||2019|
|AMD Ryzen 4000||Zen 2 “Renoir”||7nm||6/12 (4500)||AM4 (500-Series)||DDR4-3200||65W||2022|
|AMD Ryzen 4000G||Zen 2 “Renoir”||7nm||8/16 (4700G)||AM4 (500-Series)||DDR4-3200||65W||2020|
|AMD Ryzen 5000||Zen 3 “Vermeer”||7nm||16/32 (5950X)||AM4 (500-Series)||DDR4-3200||65-95W||2020|
|AMD Ryzen 5000G||Zen 3 “Cezanne”||7nm||8/16 (5700G)||AM4 (500-Series)||DDR4-3200||65W||2021|
|AMD Ryzen 7000||Zen 4 “Raphael”||5nm||16/32 (7950X)||AM5 (600-Series)||DDR5-5200||65-170W||2022|
|AMD Ryzen 8000G (Rumor)||Zen 4 “Phoenix”||5nm||8/16 (8700G)||AM5 (600-Series)||DDR5-5200||65-126W||2023-2024|
|AMD Ryzen 8000 (Rumor)||Zen 5 “Granite Ridge”||3nm||16/32||AM5 (700-Series)||DDR5-6000||65-170W||2024|
News Source: Station-Drivers