AMD formally introduced its Ryzen 7000 processors at Computex 2022. The chips are constructed on the brand new Zen 4 structure, which AMD says is as much as 31% sooner than the very best Intel processors in sure functions. Particulars are mild for now, however AMD says the brand new vary can be out there this fall.
We didn’t get any specs or mannequin names at Computex, however AMD nonetheless confirmed off its flagship 16-core chip rendering a picture in Blender 31% sooner than Intel’s Core i9-12900K. The corporate dipped its toes in gaming, as nicely, exhibiting a pre-production 16-core chip working Ghostwire Tokyo whereas boosting round 5.5GHz. That’s with out overclocking, as nicely.
Though AMD didn’t share specific specs, the corporate says Ryzen 7000 CPUs use a chiplet design that homes two Zen 4 chiplets, every with as much as eight Zen 4 cores. Meaning the flagship chip will include 16 cores, the identical quantity because the Ryzen 9 5950X. As an alternative of core depend, AMD is stressing clock pace because the defining spec of this subsequent era.
AMD CEO Lisa Su mentioned that Ryzen 7000 can be able to clock speeds “considerably” above 5GHz. We solely have the 5.5GHz pace in Ghostwire Tokyo to reference for now, however AMD has beforehand referenced the overclocking potential and clock pace limits of Ryzen 7000.
Along with clock pace, which AMD says is bolstered by a generational enchancment of 15% in directions per clock (IPC), Ryzen 7000 CPUs include double the quantity of L2 cache as Ryzen 5000. AMD didn’t point out if the brand new chips will assist 3D V-Cache because the Ryzen 7 5800X3D does, nevertheless.
A part of the rationale there are solely 16 cores is to make room for a devoted I/O die on the processor, which performs double obligation. First, it homes RDNA 2 graphics on Ryzen 7000 processors. Lastly, AMD’s Ryzen vary could have built-in graphics, and, primarily based on the built-in RDNA 2 efficiency in Ryzen 6000 cell CPUs, they need to be strong for gaming.
The I/O die additionally permits a slew of connectivity choices for the brand new AM5 platform. We’ve identified for some time that AMD is retiring its AM4 platform that launched with first-gen Ryzen, however this was our first official take a look at the upcoming socket. AM5 motherboards assist 24 lanes of PCIe 5.0, as much as 14 USB ports with 20Gbps speeds, and 4 unbiased show outputs (both HDMI 2.1 or DisplayPort 2), which is all enabled by the I/O die.
As well as, AM5 helps DDR5 to compete with Intel’s Alder Lake platform. As earlier rumors steered, nevertheless, AM5 motherboards solely use DDR5. It is a completely different strategy than Intel Alder Lake took, which helps each DDR5 and DDR4.
The AM5 socket takes another notes from Intel with an LGA socket, which places the pins on the motherboard as a substitute of on the CPU (as PGA sockets do). That cloud bloat the price of AM5 motherboards, as we’ve historically seen with Intel platforms.
A brand new socket means a brand new chipset, and AMD has some adjustments on that entrance, as nicely. Along with X670 and B650 chipsets, the corporate is launching the brand new X670E chipset. This chipset is constructed for excessive overclocking situations, in accordance with AMD, and comes with PCIe 5.0 assist throughout all storage and graphics slots.
The cheaper X670 and B650 choices nonetheless assist overclocking, however they restrict PCIe 5.0 entry. X670 helps a minimum of one PCIe 5.0 NVMe slot in addition to elective PCIe 5.0 graphics, whereas B650 cuts PCIe 5.0 graphics totally.
Ryzen 7000 is due out this fall, so hopefully, we’ll hear extra about specs, costs, and the discharge date within the coming months.