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AMD is delaying the launch of the Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPU to September 27, the same day that Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake is unveiled

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 pushed back its original launch plans for Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs and the AM5 platform from September 15th to late September. We just got confirmation from our sources that AMD will be releasing its next-gen CPUs for sale at the end of September.

AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs and AM5 platform pushed to September 27th, the same day as Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake is unveiled

Earlier this month we reported that AMD would host an event at the end of August where they would announce all the details like specs and pricing for their next-gen Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs and the corresponding AM5 platform. The company had also planned to open the sale just two weeks later, on September 15. But it looks like AMD has decided to halt sales a bit and position the real launch next Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs on 09/27

Intel is supposed to host it Innovation event. On September 27, the company will unveil 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. This may seem like AMD is very confident of launching its chips right when its competitor is announcing its next-gen parts. At the same time, Online retailers have started listing several AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs along with preliminary prices like this:

  • 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 would focus on that higher-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 messing up the clock speeds of their next-gen CPUs up to 5.7 GHz boost clock, 170W TDPs and 230W PPTs. 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 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.

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

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

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