It wasn’t really late in the summer before someone started speculating about when the big PC makers would bring their next tech scream. Yesterday it was Nvidia that was blown away, while today the speculation is about AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 series processors, which will feature the new “Zen 4” architecture and be built on a 5nm production process.
To get some facts first: Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, has confirmed that the launch of the Ryzen 7000 will happen this quarter, sometime between now and September 30th. This surfaced at a recent meeting where AMD reviewed results from the second quarter, and naturally there is also some talk of upcoming launches.
But just when this was going to happen, Sue didn’t want to move on. At this point, we should put on the rumor hat and point out Wccf . Technology Which claims to have sources choose the following important dates:
- Ryzen 7000 series launch/announcement: August 29
- Deadline to block the press: September 13
- Sale start: September 15th
For most people, September 15th is the magical date – from this day on you should be able to run to the store and take one of your new wizards home with you.
But already a couple of days ago, you will be able to look at the various tests where the new processors had to compete with other models of both competing AMD and Intel.
AMD has in no way confirmed this – as far as we know, these dates are only reported by anonymous sources from Wccf tech.
There is also talk that AMD will open the ball with only four processors. This is again based on rumors and leaks, but based on how AMD tends to do it, it seems to be believable:
- Ryzen 9 7950X with 16 cores / 32 threads
- Ryzen 9 7900X with 12 cores / 24 threads
- Ryzen 7 7700X 8 cores / 16 threads
- Ryzen 5 7600X with 6 cores / 12 threads
These treatments will eventually follow several models that will likely fit your portfolio better if you have other priorities or a tight budget.
But jumping on the new Ryzen 7000 series — which will also require buying a new motherboard and DDR5 memory — isn’t for you. Then it might be a good idea to update your old AMD setup, for example with a Ryzen 7 5800X3D.
One of the reasons you have to buy a new motherboard if you want a Ryzen 7000 processor is because AMD is switching to a new socket – that is, a new physical connection between the CPU and the motherboard.
The new socket is called AM5. Facilitates better performance and future improvements. In addition, the new AM5 platform gets support for new technologies such as DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. This is necessary to compete with Intel, which has already taken this leap with its processors.
More information about the new generation of AMD can be found here:
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