Sales will begin in the second half of 2022.
The presentation of the Ryzen 7000 took place as part of the Computex 2022 event. AMD spoke not only about the new CPUs and Zen 4 architecture, but also about the motherboards they need on the AM5 socket instead of AM4.
- Ryzen 7000 will be the first 5nm desktop CPU lineup, and all AM5 motherboards will support DDR5 memory modules and the PCIe 5.0 interface standard by default.
- CPUs of the Ryzen 7000 line for the first time for AMD will regularly reach 5 GHz and higher. For example, as part of the presentation, the company showed the operation of the CPU with a frequency of 5.5 GHz by launching Ghostwire: Tokyo.
- AMD promises that the single-threaded performance gain in Zen 4 compared to Zen 3 will be “more than 15%”. Power consumption will also become higher – AM5 motherboards will be able to supply CPUs up to 170 watts, but what the minimum required will be is unknown.
- A graphics core with RDNA 2 will be integrated into all Ryzen 7000 CPUs. Whether versions without it will appear is unknown.
- Required for Ryzen 7000, the new AM5 motherboards come standard with at least one PCIe 5.0 NVMe slot for SSDs – even the more affordable B650.
- Unlike an SSD slot, PCIe 5.0 for a video card is not guaranteed and depends on the model of the AM5 motherboard – for example, it will definitely not be in the already mentioned B650.
AMD didn’t talk about individual CPUs and prices for AM5 motherboards. Details will only appear during the summer, with the release of the Ryzen 7000 taking place in the fall of 2022.