AMD Moves Ryzen 7000 "Zen 4" CPU Launch To 27th September, Same Day As Intel's 13th Gen Raptor Lake Unveil 1

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

AMD appears to have moved its original September 15 launch plans for the Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs and the AM5 platform to the end of September. We have just received confirmation from our sources that AMD will release its next generation CPUs in late September for sales.

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

Earlier this month, we reported that AMD would be hosting an event at the end of August where they will announce all the details, such as the specifications and pricing of their next-generation Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs and the respective AM5 platform. The company had also planned to open sales just two weeks later, on September 15. But it looks like AMD has decided to hold back on sales a bit and position the actual launch alongside Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs on September 27.

Intel is expected to host its “Innovation” event on September 27, where the company will showcase its latest desktop processors codenamed Raptor Lake. CPUs won’t be available until October; however, AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs will be ready for the mass market. This may seem like AMD is very confident in releasing its chips just as its competitor is announcing its next-gen parts. At the same time, online retailers have started listing various AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs along with preliminary prices such as:

  • 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)

The first wave of AMD 600 series motherboards would focus on the high-end X670E and X670 designs followed by the B650E and B650 products a few weeks later (around October/November). The new CPUs will feature a new Zen 4 core architecture that is expected to deliver up to 8% IPC, >15% ST (single-threaded), and >35% MT (multi-threaded) performance improvement over to the Zen 3 kernels.

Also, AMD is going crazy with the clock speeds of its next generation CPUs with boost clocks of up to 5.7 GHz, TDP of 170 W and PPT of 230 W. Also, the platform itself will be equipped with the latest technologies, such as PCIe Gen 5.0 slots, Gen 5.0 M.2 support, DDR5 (EXPO) memory support, and a new Smart Access Storage (SAS) firmware suite that runs on the DirectStorage API. structure.

AMD Ryzen ‘Zen 4’ Desktop CPU Expected Features:

  • Up to 16 Zen 4 cores and 32 threads
  • Performance increase of more than 15% in single threaded applications
  • New Zen 4 CPU cores (IPC/architectural improvements)
  • New TSMC 5nm process node with 6nm IOD
  • 25% performance improvement per watt vs. Zen 3
  • >35% overall performance improvement vs. Zen 3
  • 8-10% instruction per clock (IPC) improvement vs. Zen 3
  • AM5 platform support with LGA1718 socket
  • New motherboards X670E, X670, B650E, B650
  • Dual channel DDR5 memory support
  • Up to native DDR5-5600 speeds (JEDEC)
  • 28 PCIe lanes (exclusive of CPU)
  • 105-120 W TDP (upper limit range ~170 W)

Full details on AMD’s next-gen Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs and respective 600-series motherboards can be found in our full next-gen family roundup here.

AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Desktop CPU Preliminary Specifications:

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

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