AMD Ryzen 7000 release date has been moved. AMD appears to have moved its original September 15th launch plans for the Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPU and AM5 platform in late September. Very recently, we’ve gotten confirmation from trusted sources that AMD will release its next-generation CPUs for sale at the end of September.
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Earlier this month, it was reported that AMD is going to hold an event at the end of August where they will announce all the details such as specifications and pricing for their next-generation Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs and the corresponding AM5 platform. The company also planned to start sales just two weeks later, on September 15. But it looks like AMD has decided to hold back the sales a bit, placing the actual launch alongside Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors on September 27th.
Intel is expected to hold an “Innovation” event on September 27, where the company will showcase its latest desktop processors, codenamed Raptor Lake. The CPUs won’t be available until October, however, AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs will be ready for the mass consumer market. It might seem that AMD is very confident that they will launch their chips just as their competitor is announcing their next-generation parts. At the same time, online retailers started listing several AMD Ryzen 7000 processors along with preliminary prices such as:
- Ryzen 9 7950X (16 Core / 32 Thread)
- Ryzen 9 7900X (12 Core / 24 Thread)
- Ryzen 7 7700X (8 Core / 16 Thread)
- Ryzen 5 7600X (6 Core / 12 Thread)
If you’re wondering about the full list of Zen 4 features, you can view them below:
- Up To 16 Zen 4 Cores and 32 Threads
- Over 15% Performance Uplift In Single-Threaded Apps
- Brand New Zen 4 CPU Cores (IPC / Architectural Improvements)
- Brand New TSMC 5nm process node with 6nm IOD
- 25% Performance Per Watt Improvement Vs Zen 3
- >35% Overall Performance Improvement Vs Zen 3
- 8-10% Instructions Per Clock (IPC) Improvement Vs Zen 3
- Support on AM5 Platform With LGA1718 Socket
- New X670E, X670, B650E, B650 Motherboards
- Dual-Channel DDR5 Memory Support
- Up To DDR5-5600 Native (JEDEC) Speeds
- 28 PCIe Lanes (CPU Exclusive)
- 105-120W TDPs (Upper Bound Range ~170W)
Additionally, AMD is upping the clock on its next-gen CPUs with up to 5.7GHz, 170W TDP, and 230W PPT. In addition, the platform itself will be equipped with the latest technologies such as PCIe Gen 5.0 slots, Gen 5.0 M.2 support, DDR5 memory support (EXPO), and a new set of SAS (Smart Access Storage) firmware that runs on the DirectStorage API framework.