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Back in January, at CES 2022, AMD announced the Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors, but the company promised to tell details about the new products before the end of the year. Well, that moment has come. Last night, AMD introduced four processors of the Ryzen 7000 line at once, which will go on sale on September 27 at prices ranging from $299 to $699.
Let’s start with some key points. AMD says that it was originally planned to increase IPC (instructions per clock) by 8-10% compared to the Zen 3 architecture, but in the end, engineers managed to achieve an increase of 13%. Also, according to the company, the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X provides 57% faster content creation performance compared to the Intel Core i9-12900K.
“The AMD Ryzen 7000 lineup offers superior gaming performance, incredible content creation power, and greater scalability with the new AMD Socket AM5,” said Saeed Moshkelani, Senior Vice President and General Manager, AMD Customer Business. “With the release of the next generation Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors, we are proud to affirm our promise to lead the way and continually innovate to deliver the ultimate PC performance for gamers and creatives alike.”
Of course, AMD also compared the Ryzen 9 7950X to the previous generation flagship Ryzen 9 5950X, and the results are quite impressive. DOTA 2 had a 32% performance boost, Shadow of the Tome Raider had a 35% performance boost, Borderlands 3 had a 6% boost, and CS:GO had a 13% performance boost.
In the Geekbench 5.4 benchmark, the results are as follows:
AMD even claimed that, on average, the Ryzen 5 7600X delivers 5% better gaming performance compared to the Core i9-12900K.
Now about the characteristics. The Ryzen 9 7950X processor has 16 cores with 32 threads, a clock speed of up to 5.7 GHz, a total cache of 80 MB (L2 is doubled), and a TDP of 170 watts. Yes, this TDP has grown quite significantly, but AMD also promises a significant performance boost.
TSMC’s 5nm process reduces die area (core + L2) to 3.84mm2. For comparison, the chip area on the Intel 7 (Alder Lake) process technology is 7.46 mm2. AMD promises that the performance per watt of new products is 1.47 times better than Intel. Recall that it is Intel that intends to become the industry leader in this indicator by 2025.
|Model||Cores/Threads||Clock frequency (base/boost)||Cache size||PCIe||TDP|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7950X||16/32||4.5GHz / 5.7GHz||80 MB||PCIe 5.0||170 W|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7900X||12/24||4.7GHz / 5.6GHz||76 MB||PCIe 5.0||170 W|
|AMD Ryzen 7 7700X||8/16||4.5GHz / 5.4GHz||40 MB||PCIe 5.0||105 W|
|AMD Ryzen 5 7600X||6/12||4.7GHz / 5.3GHz||38 MB||PCIe 5.0||105 W|
The Ryzen 7000 line of processors support DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, as does the current generation of chips from Intel. Moreover, AMD has announced AMD Extended Profiles for Overclocking (EXPO) technology, which makes overclocking RAM much easier. ADATA, Corsair, Kingston and other companies are already preparing their products to support this technology. In the near future, more than 15 sets of DDR5 memory modules with EXPO support and a frequency of up to 6400 MHz will appear on the market.
AMD remains true to its socket approach and ensures that AM5 will be used until at least 2025. Recall that AM4 has been around for over 5 years and supports five different CPU architectures.
AM5 is an LGA type socket with 1718 pins and a maximum power of 230W. For the new generation of processors, AMD has prepared four chipsets at once: X670, X670 Extreme, B650 and B650 Extreme. All chipsets support PCIe 5.0 drives, and the Extreme versions also support PCIe 5.0 graphics accelerators.
So, the processors of the Ryzen 7000 line will go on sale on September 27, 2022. Recommended prices for new items are as follows:
AMD also confirmed that processors with 3D V-Cache technology will appear before the end of the year, but the company is not yet ready to give an exact date.