AMD Shares New Details About Ryzen 7000 and Socket AM5 Platform

As part of Computex 2022, AMD held a big presentation, which was primarily dedicated to the upcoming desktop processors of the Ryzen 7000 line based on the Zen 4 architecture and the new Socket AM5 platform.

AMD Ryzen 7000

The desktop processors of the Ryzen 7000 line were announced at CES 2022 earlier this year, but at that time AMD was not ready to share details about the new products. A full-fledged presentation of processors, of course, will take place closer to the start of sales, but the event at Computex 2022 made it possible to understand in general terms what AMD has prepared this time.

So, the processors of the Ryzen 7000 line will be based on the latest Zen 4 architecture and will be manufactured using a 5nm process technology. AMD claims up to a 15% performance boost in single-core mode. Also at the event, the company showed off an engineering sample of a 16-core processor that outperforms the Intel Core i9-12900K by 31% in a multi-threaded Blender workload. By the way, during games, the processor can work stably at a clock frequency of 5.5 GHz.

It is stated that the Ryzen 7000 processors will be equipped with integrated graphics based on the RDNA 2 architecture, which will allow you to connect up to 4 monitors and will probably be powerful enough even to run some eSports games. New features include a new 6nm I/O die chip and double the L2 cache. Of course, support for DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 is present.

Socket AM5

Along with the Ryzen 7000, a new Socket AM5 platform with 1718 pins is introduced. As expected, AMD switched to the LGA package type instead of the PGA, which means that the contact “legs” on the processor are a thing of the past. However, AMD says that existing AM4 coolers will be compatible with the new AM5 platform.

Socket AM5 supports up to 24 PCIe 5.0 lanes, enough for 14 SuperSpeed ​​USB ports up to 20Gbps, dual-channel DDR5 memory, and the new SVI3 power system. The platform can work with processors with RDP up to 170W.

Following the company announced three new chipsets for motherboards: B650, X670 and X670 Extreme. All models support connecting PCIe 5.0 SSDs, but there are nuances with video cards. The junior B650 chipset will only allow PCIe 4.0 graphics cards, which is to be expected, as it will be used in entry-level and mid-range motherboards. In turn, the X670 will allow you to connect one video card via the PCIe 5.0 interface, and the X670 Extreme will support two PCIe 5.0 video cards at once. In addition, the X670 Extreme will provide a bit more overclocking options.

AMD also added that PCIe 5.0 SSDs will soon be available on the market and will deliver 60% faster data transfer rates than PCIe 4.0.

APU Mendocino

And finally, AMD has introduced a new line of APUs called “Mendocino”, which are designed for laptops in the price segment from $399 to $599. The novelties are built on the basis of the Zen 2 architecture and include integrated RDNA 2 graphics. The older processor of the line will receive 4 cores and 8 threads. Declared support for LPDDR5 memory. The processors will become available in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Also in the coming months, AMD will talk about SmartAcess Storage technology, which is based on Microsoft DirectX and Smart Access Memory and is designed to reduce game loading times.

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