AMD Roadmap Explained: From 2023 to 2025 and Beyond

AMD Roadmap Explained From 2023 to 2025 and Beyond

AMD has made some significant changes in their nomenclature for laptop processors and they have transitioned into “true” next-generation with their Zen 4 (or Ryzen 7000 series) desktop processors.

It’s been a year since that and we have started getting leaks and information about the next-gen Ryzen 9000 series (Granite Ridge) processors. While the desktop side is quite easy to understand and straightforward, the laptop side of things can get very confusing, if you are not a complete nerd about these things.

To make it easier, we will explain the complete AMD roadmap for desktop processor and laptop processors.

AMD roadmap for desktop processors

For the desktop side of things, AMD has also launched the Zen 4 based Ryzen 7000 series, which is also called “Raphael”; and Zen 4 based Ryzen 8000G series, which is also called “Phoenix”.

Note: The Ryzen 8000G series are APUs that are integrated with slightly more powerful iGPUs.

While the Ryzen 7000 series was released in 2023 and the Ryzen 8000G series was launched in early 2024, we will soon see the launch of Zen 5, Ryzen 9000 series desktop processors.

  • 2023 – Ryzen 7000 series, Zen 4 (Raphael)
  • 2024 – Ryzen 8000G series, Zen 4 (Phoenix)
  • 2024 – Ryzen 9000 series, Zen 5 (Granite Ridge)*
  • 2025/2026 – Zen 6 (Medusa)*

* Not released yet

AMD is also planning to transition to the 3nm process for Zen 5c cores. While the Zen 5 cores will use a 4nm process, the Zen 5c will use a 3nm process. We might also see the release of the 3D V-cache version of the Ryzen 9000 series.

AMD has promised to support the current socket AM5 for a few years and we will most likely see the Zen 6 on the same socket. According to leaks, Zen 6 is codenamed ‘Medusa’ and will likely be the last generation for the AM5 platform.

Not a lot is known about the Zen 6 processors but leaks suggest that it will feature 2.5D chip interconnect and will use RDNA 5 for iGPU.

AMD roadmap for laptop processors

Things can get a little confusing on the laptop side of things with the change in their nomenclature. Well, it kind of makes it easier to understand the roadmap because the launch year is embedded in their nomenclature.

Further Reading: AMD’s new nomenclature explained

AMD launched Ryzen 7040 series under this new nomenclature in 2023. AMD also released Ryzen 7045 series along with other lineups with older Zen 2 and Zen 3 architectures.

  • 2023 – Ryzen 7040 series, Zen 4 (Phoenix)
  • 2023 – Ryzen 7045 series, Zen 4 (Dragon Range)
  • 2023 – Ryzen 7020 series, Zen 2 (Mendocino)
  • 2023 – Ryzen 7030 series, Zen 3 (Barcelo-R)
  • 2023 – Ryzen 7035 series, Zen 3+ (Rembrandt-R)
  • 2024 – Ryzen 8040 and Ryzen 8045 series, Zen 4 (Hawk Point)
  • 2024 – Ryzen 8050 series, Zen 5 (Strix Point)*
  • 2024 – Ryzen 8055 series, Zen 5 (Fire Range)*
  • 2025? – Strix Halo, Zen 5*
  • 2025? – Escher, Zen 5*
  • 2025? – Kraken Point, Zen5 + Zen5c*

* Not released yet

Source: Moore’s Law is Dead

Related Reading: Zen 5 “Strix Point” and “Fire Range” Mobile Processors Leaked in Shipping Manifest

Fire Range: Includes powerful options like a 16-core (55W TDP) processor and an 8-core (55W TDP) alternative. Successor to the Dragon Range lineup.

Strix Point: This series targets mainstream notebooks with Zen 5 cores, an RDNA 3+ iGPU, and a powerful XDNA 2 NPU. Proper successor to the Phoenix Point lineup.

Kraken Point: Successor to Hawk Point, it will use the newer Zen 5 cores and upgraded RDNA3.5 graphics. The AI accelerator will get a boost to XDNA2, but it will stay on the same 4nm process as Hawk Point.

Escher: This refresh will use 8 Zen 4 cores with RDNA3 graphics and the XDNA1 AI accelerator. Surprisingly, AMD’s older Rembrandt-R chips seem to continue as a budget-friendly option in 2025.

Strix Halo: The powerful Strix Halo APU could potentially fall under the Ryzen 8000 or Ryzen 9000 series, but it will most likely release in 2025, so it is more likely to be a Ryzen 9000.

Note: Some of the details are not officially revealed so things might change in the future.

Related Reading:
AMD Ryzen 8000 “Strix Point” APU Leaked
AMD Ryzen 9000 series desktop processors leaked in shipping manifesto
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS and Ryzen 5 8645HS benchmarks

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