AMD has formally confirmed the lately uncovered B2 stepping of its fashionable Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 CPUs would not “deliver performance or efficiency enhancements.” In order that kinda places paid to any hopes that these B2 chips could be the refreshed ‘XT’ variations.
It was solely yesterday that it regarded so promising, just like the B2 stepping would possibly herald some speedier increase clocks on a possible Ryzen 9 5950XT. However official AMD celebration poopers launched a full assertion right now by way of Benchmark.pl.
“As a part of our continued effort to develop our manufacturing and logistics capabilities,” reads the assertion, “AMD will regularly rollover AMD Ryzen 5000 Collection Desktop Processors to B2 Revision over the following six months. It doesn’t deliver performance or efficiency enhancements, and no BIOS replace is required.”
Properly, in keeping with Google Translate, that’s.
Whereas this implies we’re not getting any speedier Ryzen 5000 CPUs over the following six months, within the type of some XT refreshes, it does maybe trace that this up to date manufacturing stepping will ease a few of the struggles AMD has had getting its fine-ass CPUs out to the general public.
The much less fashionable chips, such because the Ryzen 7 5800X, have not actually been an issue to pay money for, however the excellent Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 5 5600X have been rather a lot harder to trace down. If these new B2 steppings genuinely do develop AMD’s manufacturing capabilities, then fingers crossed this implies we’ll see way more Zen 3 chips really in retail.
This does not, nonetheless, preclude the opportunity of there being XT variations of the Ryzen 5000 CPUs sooner or later. However with the potential Warhol 6nm sequence reportedly shelved it would not be out of the query to anticipate some slight revisions additional down the road. Although we could be trying in direction of the top of the 12 months if they’ll make their method out of the TSMC manufacturing amenities.
Regardless of the reality of any potential XT CPU sequence finally ends up being, something that helps increase the variety of AMD Zen 3 chips out within the wild is okay by us.