AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs with New Zen 4 Architecture Announced

AMD officially introduced its future Ryzen 7000 series desktop CPUs at the virtual Computex 2022 trade expo in Taiwan after announcing its Ryzen 6000 series processors and new GPUs earlier this year. 

These new processors are designed to compete with Intel’s latest 12th-Gen Core processors. Take a look at the information below.

Details about AMD Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs

AMD has officially unveiled its future Ryzen 7000 series desktop CPUs, touted to provide a 15% boost in single-thread performance over their predecessors. 

They’ll be produced using TSMC’s 5nm process, making them the first desktop-class CPUs to use it. Intel’s newest Alder Lake 12th-Gen CPUs are constructed on the 10nm node for comparison.

The CPUs can run at 5.5GHz and have twice as much L2 cache per core as the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which uses 3D V-Cache to enable high gaming performance on PCs. 

The move from the 7nm Zen 3 design to the 5nm N5 technology implies the core chiplets will use less power while offering greater frequencies.

Furthermore, AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series CPUs now have an RDNA 2-based graphics engine. The CPUs will come with a dedicated, high-performance graphics card to run AAA games, a nice change for gamers. 

The business demonstrated a pre-production sample of a Ryzen 7000 CPU that ran at 5.5GHz for the whole playtime of Ghostwire, a AAA game. The CPU outperformed Intel’s Core i9-12900K by 30 per cent in a Blender multi-threaded rendering challenge.

The Ryzen 7000 series CPUs will also support the most up-to-date memory and networking technologies, such as DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5.0 storage. 

According to AMD, the firm has also teamed with Phison to build next-generation PCIe 5.0 SSDs, which are 60 per cent quicker than PCIe 4.0 SSDs.

Platform Specifications for AMD’s Socket AM5

AMD has also unveiled a new range of motherboards based on the Ryzen 7000 series CPUs with up to 24 lanes of PCIe 5.0 storage to support the new processors. AMD’s Socket AM5 platform is available in three flavours: X670E (Extreme), X670, and B650.

The X650 Extreme will have PCIe 5.0 compatibility for all onboard devices, but the X670 will only have PCIe 5.0 support for the graphics card and storage. The B650, on the other hand, will only support PCIe 5.0 for storage.

OEMs like Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, Biostar, and Asrock have verified that AMD’s newest motherboard models will have Ryzen 7000 CPUs, PCIe Gen 5 compatibility, and dual-channel DDR5 RAM. PCIe 5.0 SSDs will be offered from Crucial, Phison, and Micron, among other companies. Although the business has not provided a specific launch date for its new items, it has said that they would be available this autumn.

Apart from this, AMD also unveiled new “Mendocino” CPUs for cheap and mid-tier laptops, which have Zen 2 cores and RDNA-2 architecture-based graphics. On cheap and mid-premium laptops, they are expected to provide the best battery life of up to 10 hours. 

OEM partners will be able to purchase them for $399 (Rs 30,947) to $699 (Rs 54,216) each. The new AMD Mendocino chips will be available in laptops in Q4 2022.

You can watch the full speech below to learn more about AMD’s forthcoming CPUs, motherboards, and other recent developments. 

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