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AMD Moves Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPU to September 27, Same Day as Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake Launch

AMD Moves Ryzen 7000 "Zen 4" CPU Launch To 27th September, Same Day As Intel's 13th Gen Raptor Lake Unveil 1
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AMD appears to have moved its original September 15 launch plans for the Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPU and AM5 platform to late September. We’ve just received confirmation from our sources that AMD will release its next generation CPUs for sale in late September.

AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPU and AM5 Platform Pushed Back to September 27th, Same Day as Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake

Earlier this month we informed AMD would hold an event at the end of August where they will announce all the details such as the specifications and pricing of the next generation Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPU and the corresponding AM5 platform. The company also planned to open sales just two weeks later on September 15. But it seems that AMD has decided to hold off on sales for a while and place the real presentation next to it Intel’s 13th generation Raptor Lake CPUs on September 27.

Intel is expected to host it “Innovation” event On September 27, the company will present its latest desktop processors, codenamed Raptor Lake. The CPUs won’t be available until October, but AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs will be ready for the mass consumer market. It might seem like AMD is very confident in launching its chips when its competitor announces next-gen parts. At the same time, online retailers have started listing several AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs with introductory prices.:

  • Ryzen 9 7950X (16 Cores / 32 Threads)
  • Ryzen 9 7900X (12 Cores / 24 Threads)
  • Ryzen 7 7700X (8 cores / 16 threads)
  • Ryzen 5 7600X (6 cores / 12 threads)

AMD’s first wave of 600 series motherboards will be in the spotlight high-end X670E and X670 designs the B650E and B650 products in a few weeks (around October/November). The new CPUs will feature the new Zen 4 core architecture, which is expected to deliver up to 8% IPC, >15% ST (Single-Threaded) and >35% MT (Multi-Threaded) performance improvements compared to Zen 3 cores. .

In addition, AMD is going crazy with clock speeds on its next generation CPUs Boost clocks up to 5.7GHz, 170W TDP and 230W PPT. Moreover, it will be equipped with the latest technologies, like the platform itself PCIe Gen 5.0 slots, Gen 5.0 M.2 support, DDR5 memory support (EXPO)and a new SAS (Smart Access Storage) Firmware suite that runs on the DirectStorage API framework.

AMD Ryzen ‘Zen 4’ Desktop CPU Expected Features:

  • Up to 16 Zen 4 cores and 32 threads
  • More than 15% Performance Improvement in Single-Threaded Applications
  • New Zen 4 CPU Cores (IPC / Architecture Improvements)
  • New TSMC 5nm process node with 6nm IOD
  • 25% Performance Improvement per Watt vs Zen 3
  • >35% Overall Performance Improvement over Zen 3
  • 8-10% Instructions Per Hour (IPC) Improvement vs. Zen 3
  • Support on AM5 Platform with LGA1718 Socket
  • New X670E, X670, B650E, B650 motherboards
  • Dual Channel DDR5 Memory Support
  • Up to DDR5-5600 Native (JEDEC) Speeds
  • 28 PCIe lanes (Exclusive CPU)
  • 105-120W TDP (upper limit range ~170W)

Full details on AMD’s next-generation Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs and corresponding 600-series motherboards can be found here in our full overview of the next-generation family.

AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Desktop CPU ‘Initial’ Features:

CPU Name Architecture Process node Cores / Themes Base Clock (SC Max) Secret place TDP Price
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Zen 4 5 nm 16/32 ~5.5 GHz 80MB (64+16) 105-170W ~$700 USD
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Zen 4 5 nm 12/24 ~5.4 GHz 76MB (64+12) 105-170W ~600 USD
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X Zen 4 5 nm 8/16 ~5.3GHz 40MB (32+8) 65-125W ~$400 USD
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Zen 4 5 nm 8/16 ~5.3GHz 40MB (32+8) 65-125W ~$300 USD
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Zen 4 5 nm 6/12 ~5.2GHz 38MB (32+6) 65-125W ~$200 USD

Which AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs are you most interested in?

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