AMD Sets Eyes on Gamescom 2022 for Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” and AM5 Platform Announcement

AMD has confirmed that they will be attending Gamescom this year and it looks like we will finally get the official announcement of the Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” & AM5 during the event.

AMD Hints at Announcing Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPU and AM5 Platform at Gamescom 2022

We previously revealed the dates when AMD will announce its Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” line of desktop processors and the respective AM5 motherboard platform. According to the official NDA, AMD plans to announce all the details on August 29 at 8:00 PM ET, which closely matches the event itself which will be held between August 23-28.

Based on the information we have, it looks like AMD will be hosting a product announcement event later this month, which will focus on specs and pricing for its Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” line and also allow motherboard manufacturers to reveal preliminary prices for their boards. As for this event, it will take place on August 29, but you won’t be able to buy Ryzen 7000 processors until two weeks later.

The embargo on reviews of AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop processors and X670 motherboards will be lifted two weeks later on September 13, followed by a full retail launch of said products on September 15. To summarize the dates:

  • Product Announcement: August 29, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. ET / August 30, 2022 at 2:00 a.m. CET / 8:00 a.m. TW
  • Press embargo: September 13, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET / 3 p.m. CET / 9 p.m. TW
  • Sales Embargo: September 15, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET / 3 p.m. CET / 9 p.m. TW

Based on a previous leak from AMD themselves, it looks like there will be four SKUs offered initially, which would include:

  • AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
  • AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
  • AMD Ryzen5 7600X

AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Desktop Processor “Preliminary” Specs:

Processor name Architecture Process node Cores / Threads Central Clock (SC Max) Hidden PDT Price
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Zen 4 5nm 16/32 ~5.5GHz 80 MB (64+16) 105-170W ~US$700
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Zen 4 5nm 12/24 ~5.4GHz 76 MB (64+12) 105-170W ~US$600
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X Zen 4 5nm 8/16 ~5.3GHz 40 MB (32+8) 65-125W ~US$400
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Zen 4 5nm 8/16 ~5.3GHz 40 MB (32+8) 65-125W ~US$300
AMD Ryzen5 7600X Zen 4 5nm 6/12 ~5.2GHz 38 MB (32+6) 65-125W ~US$200

AMD’s first wave of 600-series motherboards would focus on the high-end X670E and X670 designs, followed by the B650E and B650 products a few weeks later (around October/November). The new processors will feature an all-new Zen 4 core architecture which is expected to deliver up to 8% IPC, >15% ST (single-threaded) and >35% MT (multi-threaded) in terms of improved performance over Zen 3 cores. Additionally, AMD is going crazy with the clock speeds of its next-gen processors with frequency limits of up to 5.8 GHz, 170 W TDPs, and 230 W PPTs. form itself will be equipped with the latest technologies such as PCIe Gen 5.0 slots, Gen 5.0 M.2 support, DDR5 memory support (EXPO) and a new SAS (Smart Access Storage) firmware suite which runs on the DirectStorage API. frame.

AMD Ryzen ‘Zen 4’ Desktop Processor Expected Features:

  • Up to 16 Zen 4 cores and 32 threads
  • Over 15% performance improvement in single-threaded applications
  • New Zen 4 processor cores (IPC / architectural improvements)
  • Brand New TSMC 5nm Process Node with 6nm IOD
  • 25% performance-per-watt improvement over Zen 3
  • > 35% overall performance improvement over Zen 3
  • 8-10% improvement in instructions per clock (IPC) over Zen 3
  • Supported on AM5 platform with LGA1718 socket
  • New X670E, X670, B650E, B650 motherboards
  • Dual channel DDR5 memory support
  • Up to native DDR5-5600 (JEDEC) speeds
  • 28 PCIe lanes (CPU exclusive)
  • TDP 105-120W (upper limit range ~170W)

You can find all the details on AMD’s next-gen Ryzen 7000 desktop processors and respective 600-series motherboards in our comprehensive next-gen family roundup here.

Comparison of AMD Mainstream Desktop processor generations:

AMD processor family Code name Process Processor Processors Cores/Threads (Max) TDP (Max) Platform Chipset Platform Memory support PCIe support Launch
Ryzen 1000 summit ridge 14nm (Zen 1) 8/16 95W AM4 300 series DDR4-2677 Generation 3.0 2017
Ryzen 2000 Pinnacle Ridge 12nm (Zen+) 8/16 105W AM4 400 series DDR4-2933 Generation 3.0 2018
Ryzen 3000 Matisse 7nm (Zen 2) 16/32 105W AM4 500 Series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2019
Ryzen 5000 Vermeer 7nm (Zen 3) 16/32 105W AM4 500 Series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2020
Ryzen 5000 3D Warhol? 7nm (Zen 3D) 8/16 105W AM4 500 Series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 Raphael 5nm (Zen 4) 16/32 170W AM5 600 series DDR5-5200/5600? Generation 5.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 3D Raphael 5nm (Zen 4) 16/32? 105-170W AM5 600 series DDR5-5200/5600? Generation 5.0 2023
Ryzen 8000 granite ridge 3nm (Zen 5)? To be determined To be determined AM5 700 series? DDR5-5600+ Generation 5.0 2024-2025?

Which AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop processors are you most interested in?

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