AMD Rolls Out Linux Driver Updates for Zen 5 Ryzen 9000


    AMD’s Linux PMC Driver Receives Initial Support for Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5” Processors

    AMD has added preliminary support for the upcoming Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5” processors to its Linux PMC driver, a part of the SoC power management controller driver. Internally known as the Family 26 (1Ah) processors, the Zen 5 family has been attracting increased attention in recent months.

    The AMD SoC PMC driver manages the power management controller on Ryzen APUs, including Renoir, Cezanne, Rembrandt, and Phoenix, handling S2Idle transactions initiated by the platform firmware on the SMU. However, this support specifically caters to mobility and embedded processors, leaving desktop CPUs untouched.

    While AMD has not explicitly confirmed that Family 1Ah refers to Zen 5, industry experts at Phoronix are confident in their reporting. The six patches only affect two dozen lines of code and do not leak any unrevealed information about the Zen 5 family of processors.

    This development comes ahead of New Year’s, indicating that AMD is gearing up for the release of the Zen 5 processors. For more information on this news, readers can visit Phoronix.

    This initial support for the Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5” processors in the Linux PMC driver is a clear indication of AMD’s commitment to advancing its processor technology and offering enhanced performance for users. As the industry eagerly anticipates the release of the Zen 5 processors, this development is a significant step forward for AMD in the competitive processor market.

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