Insider leaks from AMD confirm details about the new Ryzen 9000 series desktop CPUs. 

Known as Granite Ridge, these CPUs follow the design of the 7000 series. 

They likely have one or two "Eldora" CCDs, with eight Zen 5 CPU cores and 1 MB L2 cache each. 

The size of the L3 cache is still uncertain. 

Made with TSMC's 4nm process, Granite Ridge CPUs have similar clock speeds to the current generation. 

Predictions suggest a double-digit performance boost, matching previous forecasts of 10-15% IPC gains. 

This puts the new CPUs on par with Ryzen 7000X3D processors in speed, even without 3D cache.

The CPUs keep the same I/O die as Zen 4 CPUs but have a change in DDR5 memory support. 

The likely release window for Zen 5-based Granite Ridge CPUs is between April and June, 

If the speculated launch dates are correct, AMD could dominate the next-gen desktop processor market until Intel catches up. 

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