Earlier this week we heard a rumor that Ryzen 6000 processors The Zen 3+ -based will not come in 2021, and now there has been more speculation that AMD will instead rely on Ryzen 5000 XT processors to offer buyers new options later this year.
The original source for this we reported was YouTube leak RedGamingTech, but now a whole bunch of people seem to be in this case involved in the rumor auction, including the guy YouTuber Moore’s Law is dead, which brought up some other rumors on Twitter Wccftech who noticed all of this, including the following tweet from ExecutableFix.
I haven’t seen anything in Warhol. Only that roadmap mentions. Even Phoenix has already leaked from different places … You can draw your own conclusion from it 🧐April 27, 2021
The main content of all this latest rumor-spinning is that the Ryzen 6000 processors, codenamed ‘Warhol’, are based on Zen 3+ (a refinement to the current Zen 3 architecture Ryzen 5000 processors) have disappeared from AMD’s recent roadmap for 2021, and no one hears about them anymore – so the theory is that they have been canceled. Instead, the Ryzen 6000 is presumably now arriving in 2022 under the name Zen 4 chips.
Remember, it’s just a theory, and even a rumor factory emphasizes this, but what recent speculation does suggest an alternative, as rather than leaving a big hole in Team Red’s lineup by 2021, AMD plans to release 5,000 XT versions of current processors (which you no doubt remember , has been done in the past with XT chips Ryzen 3000 area).
Moore’s Law is dead also raises the possibility that, in fact, ‘Warhol’ can only refer to the next generation of APUs built on an improved version of Zen 3 (not Zen 3+), saying that several of his AMD sources are have said they have not heard of an update to Zen 3+ for Ryzen desktop processors.
There are somewhat different messages around the rumors of the Zen 3+, but the general gist is that it doesn’t seem likely that a Zen 3+ update in the form of the Ryzen 6000 will come this year, and we’ll get the Ryzen 5000 XT models instead – still an update, but less so.
Nevertheless, a previous rumor showed that However, the wins for the Zen 3+ were not huge (but still, of course, more than an XT update would).
Moore’s law is dead, we can still see that ‘Warhol’ is born in the form of a new APU, but he even sounds pretty skeptical about it, and as ExectuableFix points out in the tweet above, AMD ‘Phoenix’ – Ryzen 7000 APU 4) – has already been observed in other rumors and there are no signs of Warhol.