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AMD’s Zen 3 CPU refresh is about expanded manufacturing not performance

AMD's supply issue is harming its best chance of gaining market share

AMD has officially confirmed the recently uncovered B2 stepping of its popular Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 CPUs doesn’t “bring functionality or performance improvements.” So that kinda puts paid to any hopes that these B2 chips might be the refreshed ‘XT’ versions.

It was only yesterday that it looked so promising, like the B2 stepping might herald some speedier boost clocks on a potential Ryzen 9 5950XT. But official AMD party poopers released a full statement today via Benchmark.pl.

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