AMD was able to make a substantial increase in the number of cores and threads right from the start of its gamble. However, AMD appears to have reached its limit in terms of performance.
According to reports, the Ryzen 8000 built on the Zen 5 architecture will continue to have a maximum of 16 cores and 32 threads.
The new Ryzen 8000 will continue to use the current Ryzen 7000's core, according to all indications. This means that we will still see two CCDs with eight cores each in high-end models, now based on the Zen 5 architecture rather than the current Zen 4. It is also very probable that AMD will continue to exploit the remaining components inside the processor, such as the 6nm I/O die.
Despite maintaining the number of cores and threads, AMD is aiming for faster DDR5 RAM. Consequently, more cache memory is expected in the next generation of Ryzen processors.
Yes, backwards compatibility will be provided, but these processors will have to wait until they reach the market. The current Ryzen 7000 and 7000X3D will likely endure around two years on the market.