AMD has its eyes on Gamescom 2022 for the announcement of the Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” and AM5 platform

AMD has its eyes on Gamescom 2022 for the announcement of the Ryzen 7000 "Zen 4" and AM5 platform
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AMD has Approved that they will be attending Gamescom this year and it looks like the official announcement of Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” and AM5 will happen during the event.

AMD hints at Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPU and AM5 platform announcement at Gamescom 2022

We’ve already announced the dates when AMD will announce its Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” desktop CPU lineup and corresponding AM5 motherboard platform. According to the official NDA, AMD plans to announce the full details on August 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET, which closely aligns with the event itself, which is scheduled to take place between August 23 and 28.

Based on the information we have, it looks like AMD will be hosting a product announcement event later this month that will focus on the specs and pricing of its Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” series and will also allow motherboard makers to to announce the preliminary prices of their Ryzen 7000 boards. As for this event, it takes place on August 29th, but you won’t be able to buy Ryzen 7000 CPUs until two weeks later.

The embargo on reviews of the AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs and X670 motherboards will be lifted two weeks later on September 13th, followed by a full retail launch of the named products on September 15th. 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 ban: September 13, 2022 at 9am ET / 3pm CET / 9pm TW
  • Sell ​​Block: September 15, 2022 at 9am ET / 3pm CET / 9pm TW

Based on a previous leak from AMD itself, it looks like it will be offering four SKUs at launch, including:

  • AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
  • AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
  • AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

AMD Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” Desktop CPU “Preliminary” Specs:

CPU name Architecture process node cores / threads Core Clock (SC Max) cache TDP stories
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Zen 4 5nm 16/32 ~5.5GHz 80MB (64+16) 105-170W ~$700
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Zen 4 5nm 24.12 ~5.4GHz 76MB (64+12) 105-170W ~$600US
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X Zen 4 5nm 8/16 ~5.3GHz 40MB (32+8) 65-125W ~$400US
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Zen 4 5nm 8/16 ~5.3GHz 40MB (32+8) 65-125W ~$300US
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Zen 4 5nm 6/12 ~5.2GHz 38MB (32+6) 65-125W ~$200US

AMD’s first wave of 600-series motherboards focused on the high-end X670E and X670 designs, followed by B650E and B650 products a few weeks later (around October/November). The new CPUs feature a brand new Zen 4 core architecture, which is said to offer a performance increase of up to 8% IPC, >15% ST (single-threaded) and >35% MT (multi-threaded) over the Zen 3 cores. In addition, AMD is driving the clock speeds of their next-gen CPUs insane with frequency limits of up to 5.8 GHz, 170 W TDPs and 230 W PPT. Also, the platform itself is updated 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 running on top of the DirectStorage API framework.

AMD Ryzen ‘Zen 4’ Desktop CPU Expected Features:

  • Up to 16 Zen 4 cores and 32 threads
  • Over 15% performance increase in single-threaded apps
  • Brand New Zen 4 CPU Cores (IPC / Architectural Enhancements)
  • Brand new TSMC 5nm process node with 6nm IOD
  • 25% improvement in performance per watt over Zen 3
  • >35% improvement in overall performance compared to Zen 3
  • 8-10% improvement in instructions per clock (IPC) over 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 (CPU exclusive)
  • 105-120W TDPs (high end ~170W)

For full details on AMD’s next-gen Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs and their respective 600-series motherboards, check out our full next-gen family roundup here.

Comparison of generations of AMD mainstream desktop CPUs:

AMD CPU family code name processor process Processor cores/threads (max.) TDPs (max) platform platform chipset memory support PCIe support begin
Ryzen 1000 summit ridge 14nm (Zen1) 8/16 95W AT 4 300 series DDR4-2677 Generation 3.0 in 2017
Ryzen 2000 summit ridge 12nm (Zen+) 8/16 105W AT 4 400 series DDR4-2933 Generation 3.0 in 2018
Ryzen 3000 matisse 7nm (Zen2) 16/32 105W AT 4 500 series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2019
Ryzen 5000 vermeer 7nm (Zen 3) 16/32 105W AT 4 500 series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2020
Ryzen 5000 3D Warhol? 7 nm (Zen 3D) 8/16 105W AT 4 500 series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 in 2022
Ryzen 7000 raphael 5nm (Zen4) 16/32 170W AM5 600 series DDR5-5200/5600? Generation 5.0 in 2022
Ryzen 7000 3D raphael 5nm (Zen4) 16/32? 105-170W AM5 600 series DDR5-5200/5600? Generation 5.0 in 2023
Ryzen 8000 granite ridge 3nm (Zen5)? TBA TBA AM5 700 series? DDR5-5600+ Generation 5.0 2024-2025?

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

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