AMD has announced the new Ryzen 7000 CPUs

AMD unveiled its new generation of CPUs last August 29th, 2022: the Ryzen 7000 processors that are based on the new Zen 4 architecture and are made using the TSMC 5 nm FinFET lithography process.

AM5 Platform (Source AMD)
AM5 Platform (Source AMD)

These CPUs use a new socket (AM5) and the 5200 MT/s DDR5 RAM standard. They will therefore require a new motherboard as well as new memory modules. AMD has announced so far four CPUs that will become available on Septembre 27th, 2022:

The new Zen 4 CPUs have twice the amount of L2 cache per core compared to the previous generation (1 MB instead of 512 KB) and the new 5 nm lithography process allows them to reach higher frequencies. AMD claims a 13% IPC (instructions per clock) gain over the previous generation and a 29% single thread performance gain. These four CPUs are part of the new Raphael family and are equipped with a Radeon RDNA 2 integrated GPU with 2 Compute Units and therefore they will not require a discrete graphic card as long as you don’t use them to play modern video games.

AMD has also announced four new motherboard chipsets for the AM5 platform: B650, B650E, X670, X670E. They includes up to 24 PCIe 5.0 lanes for the latest high performance graphic cards and m.2 SSDs.

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