AMD Ryzen 8000 Series Release Date, Specifications, Price, and Benchmarks

Find out how AMD Ryzen 8000 series fares against other CPUs. Here is everything we know about AMD Ryzen 8000 release date and specifications.

The graphics card market is currently not in its best state with record-high pricing. On the other hand, the CPU market might be in its healthiest state thanks to the very competitive approach from AMD and Intel.

All five Ryzen generations have offered great value for customers, and Intel’s 12th (Alder Lake) and 13th (Raptor Lake) Gen CPUs have also been highly competitive.

In 2022, choosing a CPU was more complicated than ever because both Ryzen 7000 and Raptor Lake offered great value and remarkable performance. However, Intel did have a slight price advantage because of the DDR4 support.

But what about AMD’s Ryzen 8000 Series or Zen 5? How will it fare against previous generations and Intel’s next-gen CPUs, Meteor Lake?

Well, we will try our best to give you the answer to these questions through various sources, leaks, and rumors.

Let’s get into it!

Updates +

  • January 12, 2023: Small update on the release date.

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Release Date

AMD Ryzen 8000 series Roadmap
Source: Anandtech

Without more information from AMD, it’s almost impossible to know precisely when the new series of CPUs will drop.

But, based on AMD’s roadmap, the two-year gap between Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 7000 Series, and the fact that AMD just released several new CPUs at CES 2023, it’s likely that the Ryzen 8000 Series will release in 2024.

Specifications

The only confirmed information right now regarding Zen 5 is that it will be on an “Advanced Node.” Our guess is that AMD will use TSMC’s 3nm process node. The 5nm node brought substantial performance gains over Ryzen 5000’s 7nm node, so we expect great things from Zen 5.

With Ryzen 7000, AMD announced the AM5 socket and claimed support until 2025. In other words, Ryzen 8000 CPUs will use the AM5 platform and will probably work with last-gen motherboards (A620, B650, and X670).

Furthermore, there are rumors that AMD’s future architecture may be similar to Intel’s big.LITTLE/hybrid CPUs, that is, split the CPU into performance and efficiency cores.

That will help AMD cram many more cores into a processor while keeping the power draw low.

AMD Ryzen 8000 series Info
Source: AMD Financial Analyst Day 2022

According to AMD, this new microarchitecture will (naturally) bring better performance and efficiency. They’ll also implement AI and Machine Learning optimizations, which could mean further performance improvements in the future.

Ryzen 8000 CPUs will likely come with 3D V-Cache for even more gaming performance. Although,  we are not sure whether AMD will add 3D stacked cache to all CPUs or a select few, as they did with Ryzen 7000.

Price

AMD Ryzen 7000 Series

We’re still far from launch day to know the official pricing for the Ryzen 8000 Series, but we imagine that AMD will stay close to the prices of Ryzen 7000 processors.

Although we should note that the initial pricing of Ryzen 7000 CPUs wasn’t exactly satisfactory. Intel’s Raptor Lake processors sometimes offered better performance while costing less.

Here are our price estimates:

  • Ryzen 5 8600X – $279
  • Ryzen 7 8700X – $349
  • Ryzen 9 8900X – $549
  • Ryzen 9 8950X – $699

If AMD decides to launch regular and X3D variants, the CPUs with 3D V-Cache should cost more. Here’s what we think the price will look like:

  • Ryzen 7 8800X3D – $509
  • Ryzen 9 8900X3D – $649
  • Ryzen 9 8950X3D – $799

For now, that is all we can share regarding AMD’s next-generation processors. But, as we find more information throughout 2023 and 2024, we’ll make sure to update this article accordingly!

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