As expected, AMD today officially announced the AMD Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors for high-end PCs targeting gamers and content creators. These processors feature high-performance “Zen 4” cores, with up to 16 cores, 32 threads, boost clocks of up to 5.7GHz and up to 80MB of cache to deliver improved performance when compared to the last gen processors. Some other highlights include high-speed DDR5 memory support, PCIe 5.0 support, AMD EXPO one-touch memory overclocking, and hyper-efficient 5nm manufacturing.
Ryzen 7000 Series Desktop processors will be available from September 27, starting at an SEP of $299 USD. The following four processors will be available initially.
|Total Cache||PCIe®||TDP||SEP (USD)|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7950X||16C/32T||Up to 5.7 / 4.5 GHZ||80MB||Gen 5||170W||$699|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7900X||12C/24T||Up to 5.6 / 4.7 GHZ||76MB||Gen 5||170W||$549|
|AMD Ryzen 7 7700X||8C/16T||Up to 5.4 / 4.5 GHZ||40MB||Gen 5||105W||$399|
|AMD Ryzen 5 7600X||6C/12T||Up to 5.3 / 4.7 GHZ||38MB||Gen 5||105W||$299|
The flagship AMD Ryzen 7950X processor will deliver single-core performance improvement of up to +29%, up to 45% more compute for in POV Ray, up to 15% faster gaming performance in select titles, and up to 27% better performance-per-watt.
AMD also announced the new Socket AM5 platform that includes up to 24 PCIe 5.0 lanes. Also, AMD will support with platform through 2025 and beyond. The new Socket AM5 motherboard family features four new chipsets:
- AMD X670 Extreme: Bringing the most connectivity and extreme overclocking capabilities with PCIe 5.0 support for graphics and storage
- AMD X670: Supporting enthusiast overclocking with PCIe 5.0 support for storage and optional graphics support
- AMD B650E: Designed for performance users with PCIe 5.0 storage support and optional graphics support
- AMD B650: Designed for mainstream users with support for DDR5 memory and optional PCIe 5.0 support