KEY POINTS

  • The AMD 2021 roadmap was leaked online a few weeks ago
  • It mentioned the AMD Ryzen 6000 CPUs
  • Now they are no longer in the company's 2021 roadmap

A new report has claimed that AMD is not releasing the Ryzen 6000 CPU series this year and instead would depend on Ryzen 5000 XT processors to offer consumers new choices this year. 

Multiple industry watchers and insiders now believe that AMD would not release the highly anticipated Ryzen 6000 CPUs this year. YouTuber RedGamingTech first mentioned this piece of information on April 26. Now a lot of insiders share the same sentiment, including YouTuber Moore's Law Is Dead.

The report from the tech site Wccftech cited Twitter user ExecutableFix, who said that the AMD Ryzen 6000 Warhol series has not yet appeared anywhere aside from the leaked company roadmap. "I've not seen anything on Warhol. Only that roadmap has mentioned it. Even Phoenix has already been leaked from different places. ... You can draw your own conclusion based on that," the user said. 

AMD Ryzen AMD is set to launch the Ryzen 5000 CPU series on November 5, 2020. Photo: steamXO/flickr

Another industry insider claimed that AMD had canceled Warhol processors, but it is preparing to release a refresh based on Zen 3 core architecture. The said chip is reportedly the AMD Ryzen 5000 XT, which would feature the 7nm process node. All these insiders believe that the Ryzen 6000 CPUs codenamed "Warhol," which is based on Zen 3+, has been canceled following its disappearance from the company's leaked roadmap. 

The general belief is that the Ryzen 6000 chips would come out in 2022 as Zen 4 CPUs. Wccftech seemingly believes these claims. "It is likely that given the current CPU shortages and TSMC's inability to keep up with 7nm demand, AMD decided to skip Warhol CPUs and now focus its efforts on the next-generation AM5 platform featuring the Zen 4 based 5nm Raphael Ryzen CPUs," it said in a report. 

For the rumored refreshed AMD Ryzen 5000 XT, consumers could expect a boost in clock speeds. However, any IPC upgrades might not become available since they would be based on Zen 3 cores. 

It is worth noting, however, that these are just speculations. There is still a big possibility that AMD would announce the Ryzen 6000 CPUs since, in the past, it announced the Ryzen 3000 Refresh just days before its official launch. Fans should therefore temper their expectations and take this latest claim with a pinch of salt.