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    AMD Ryzen 5000 B2 revision is all about manufacturing

    An AMD spokesperson says B2 has "no feature, function, or performance enhancements".
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    Re: AMD Ryzen 5000 B2 revision is all about manufacturing

    That's exactly what a company that didn't want to sell better processors would say!

    Seriously, though, even if there were minor performance improvements I suspect they'd keep quiet. They can sell every 5 series that they can build right now and the last thing they need is people refusing to buy the older stepping, combing through stock to find the newer one (and likely ordering and returning to multiple retailers who don't need the hassle) and then whinging when they find a 10MHz boost performance improvement. Or worse, find it's worse because whilst the new CPU performance bell curve shifts 20MHz to the right, it still overlaps the old one like crazy and a "higher performing" stepping could easily result in a newer CPU performing worse than an older one.

    Why bother with any of that when you can currently sell anything you can make and people's primary complaint is you can't make enough....

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 5000 B2 revision is all about manufacturing

    I'm probably being overly optimistic here but AMD didn't mention power consumption, so maybe there are minor improvements in this area. Like, 65W-- (as opposed to 14nm++).

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 5000 B2 revision is all about manufacturing

    More cpu availability is great except for the minor detail of not being able to get a (in my case nvidia) gpu to go with said cpu (easily or at rrp).

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 5000 B2 revision is all about manufacturing

    What they are saying is - we are improving our process to be able to make more, because market needs it. Probably production of 5950 is easier, faster, cheaper than 5900.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 5000 B2 revision is all about manufacturing

    Or it might be nothing to do with the consumer chips. This could be some fix that helps the server side or, possibly, something required for Zen3 Threadripper.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 5000 B2 revision is all about manufacturing

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Or it might be nothing to do with the consumer chips. This could be some fix that helps the server side or, possibly, something required for Zen3 Threadripper.
    Gut instinct is they're putting any routine process refinements into increasing yields and sod all else. They might have scheduled an XT type improvement in process but just went all out for yield. Very sensible given the market and their current insane lead over Intel.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 5000 B2 revision is all about manufacturing

    Now, if they can do that for their Radeons...
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    Re: AMD Ryzen 5000 B2 revision is all about manufacturing

    Current Zen3 CPUs are a B0 stepping,so a sudden jump to B2 hints at some major fixes.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 5000 B2 revision is all about manufacturing

    Dear B2, can you fix it for me...

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