AMD Ryzen 7000 Series CPU Officially Announced To Hit Stores in September
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series CPU
The AMD Ryzen 7000 Series of CPUs have officially been announced. It’s using the new AM5 platform and features the new Zen 4 architecture, DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support for a huge performance increase over the previous generation Ryzen 5000 Series.
Starting off with the top of the line Ryzen 9 7950X, it’s a 16-core 32-threaded CPU with clock speed of 4.2GHz that can be boosted up to 5.7GHz. It has an 80MB total cache and a 170W TDP, which isn’t as power-hungry as we thought it would be. The retail price for it is set at USD $699, which is USD $100 less than the Ryzen 5950X 9 price at launch.
Next up is the Ryzen 9 7900X, which is a 12-core 24-threaded CPU with clock speed of 4.7GHz that can be boosted up to 5.6GHz. It has a 76MB total cache and the same 170W TDP. It follows the same launch price as the Ryzen 9 5900X, which is USD $549.
Then we have the 8-core 16-threaded Ryzen 7 7700X. This CPU has a clock speed of 4.5GHz that can be boosted up to 5.4GHz, and it comes with 40MB total cache and a lower 105W TDP. The retail price is set at USD $399, which is USD $50 lesser than the launch price of the Ryzen 7 5800X.
Last but not least, we have the more budget-oriented Ryzen 5 7600X with 6-cores and 12-threads. It has a clock speed of 4.7GHz that can be boosted to 5.3GHz, and comes with 38MB total cache and the same 105W TDP. It follows the same launch price as the Ryzen 5 5600X, which is USD $299.
The new CPU series is based on the Zen 4 architecture based on the 5nm TSMC process. AMD also claims up to 1.3x improvement in nT FP32 inferencing with AVX-512 and up to 2.5x improvement in nT inferencing with AVX-512 VNNI. In case you’re wondering, all of these CPUs will come with integrated Radeon Graphics featuring two graphics cores, 2200MHz graphics frequency, and 400MHz base frequency.
As far as efficiency is concerned, AMD mentioned about 62% lower power consumption for the same performance and 49% more performance for the same power when compared to the Ryzen 5000 Series. Furthermore, they claimed it to be 47% more efficient than Intel’s Alder Lake Series.
All of them will be using the new AM5 platform, featuring a new socket design with a 1718 pin LGA socket that can bring up to 230W of power to the CPU. It is compatible with coolers designed for AM4, so no worries there. There will be no coolers included in the box. The motherboard chipsets for this would be the X670 and B650, with each having an Extreme version with better connectivity features.
Do keep in mind that upgrading to this will be rather costly as the AMD Ryzen 7000 Series will not support DDR4 RAM. It will support DDR5 RAM as well as PCIe 5.0. The AM5 platform will also support the new EXPO technology, which is essentially their equivalent of Intel XMP for overclocking RAM. At default, it can support memory speeds of up to DDR5 5200MHz, with higher speeds being possible through EXPO.
The AMD Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs will be available for purchase starting 27th September 2022 with the X670 motherboards being available in the same month whereas the B650 motherboards being available in October 2022 instead. AMD promises to support AM5 through 2025 at least, so it will be around for a while. We will report on local pricing availability when information becomes available.
Pokdepinion: If you’re coming from AM4, you will need to buy a new motherboard and RAM to go along with the new CPU. If you’re taking a step up, at least now you have a practical reason to do so but at least it seems that a power supply upgrade isn’t necessary.