AMD has announced its next generation of processors, the Ryzen 7000 series chips, which will be the first desktop processor running 5 nanometer (nm) cores. During her Computex keynote presentation today, AMD CEO Lisu Su, confirmed that Ryzen 7000 series chips will launch this fall.
According to the details, the AMD Ryzen 7000 series chips will feature dual 5nm Zen 4 cores, as well as redesigned 6nm I/O core, which will include RDNA2 graphics, DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 controllers along with a low-power architecture. Meanwhile, the company’s high-end “Dragon Range” Ryzen 7000 laptop chips are expected to launch in 2023.
However, AMD has not revealed much details about the Ryzen 7000 series yet. The company says it will offer a 15 percent performance jump in Cinebench’s single-threated benchmark compared to the Ryzen 5950X, but did not mention any information about multi-threaded performance.
Furthermore, we can expect 1MB of L2 cache per core, as well as maximum boost speeds beyond 5Ghz and better hardware acceleration for AI tasks. AMD will also be debuting its AM5 socket motherboards alongside its new flagship processor, which will be based on 1718-pin LGA socket, but it will support AM4 coolers, which is a big deal for users who have invested a lot in their cooling setup.
The new motherboards will also offer up to 24 channels of PCIe 5.0 split across storage and graphics, up to 14 USB SuperSpeed ports running at 20 Gbps, and up to 4 HDMI 2.1 DisplayPort 2 ports.
Moreover, these motherboards will come in different variants, including the B650 for mainstream systems, X650 for enthusiast who want PCIe 5.0 storage and graphics, as well as X650 Extreme for the most demanding users.
These new processors will put AMD in the performance lead for another generation as Intel still won’t have 7nm desktop chips until next year. However, Intel’s hybrid process for its 12th generation chips was something unexpected and it will be interesting to see how it plans to tackle AMD in the future.
It is expected that AMD will reveal more information about the Ryzen 7000 series chips and the AM5 platform in the coming months.
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