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.
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:
- Ryzen 5 7600X with 6 Cores/12 Threads and a boost frequency up to 5.3 GHz.
- Ryzen 7 7700X with 8 Cores/16 Threads and a boost frequency up to 5.4 GHz.
- Ryzen 9 7900X with 12 Cores/24 Threads and a boost frequency up to 5.6 GHz.
- Ryzen 9 7950X with 16 Cores/32 Threads and a boost frequency up to 5.7 GHz.
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.The post AMD has announced the new Ryzen 7000 CPUs appeared first on EatYourBytes