AMD used Computex 2022 to reveal AMD Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors using the Zen 4 architecture and capable of operating at over 5 GHz.
The Ryzen 7000 series chips use an all-new Zen 4 architecture based on an optimized 5nm process and include support for AMD RDNA 2, DDR5, and PCIe 5.0 graphics. AMD has doubled the L2 cache to 1MB per core, increased single-threaded performance by more than 15%, and extended the available instruction set to support chips used for AI workloads.
During the presentation, AMD had a Ryzen 7000 chip running at 5.5GHz and used a multi-threaded Blender rendering workload to show that it’s 30% faster than a Core i9-12900K. Certainly Intel sits up and takes notice.
The other key factor in the future success of the Ryzen 7000 series is the new AM5 socket, featuring a 1718-pin LGA design capable of supporting CPUs with a TDP of up to 170W, and offering DDR5 memory. dual-channel and a new SV13 power infrastructure. AMD also slotted 24 PCIe 5.0 lanes into the AM5 platform, including support for up to 14 USB 3.0 ports of various types, four HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2 ports, and Wi-Fi 6E.
Three levels of AM5 motherboards will be offered bearing the names B650, X670 and X670 Extreme. B650 is the standard motherboard supporting PCIe 5.0 storage. The X670 is aimed at avid overclockers with PCIe 5.0 storage and support for optional graphics cards. Finally, the X670 Extreme motherboards promise to have the most connectivity options, “extreme overclocking capabilities” and support for two graphics card slots and two PCIe 5.0 storage slots.
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AMD is plans to launch(Opens in a new window) Ryzen 7000 desktop processors in the fall and already have AM5 motherboards confirmed by ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI. Hopefully supply chains allow for a good amount of stock at launch.
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