AMD Officially Launches Ryzen 7000 Series Desktop Processors

Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) unveiled the Ryzen™ 7000 Series Desktop processor family, powered by the new “Zen 4” architecture, ushering in the next era of high performance for gamers, enthusiasts and content creators. With up to 16 cores, 32 threads and built on an optimized high-performance TSMC 5nm process node, the Ryzen 7000 series processors deliver dominant performance and industry-leading power efficiency. Compared to the previous generation, the AMD Ryzen 7950X processor enables a single-core performance improvement of up to +29%2up to 45% more computing power for content creators in POV Ray3up to 15% faster game performance in select titles4and up to 27% better performance per watt5. AMD’s most comprehensive desktop platform to date, the new Socket AM5 platform is designed for longevity with support through 2025.

“The AMD Ryzen 7000 Series delivers industry-leading gaming performance, extraordinary content creation power, and advanced scalability with the new AMD Socket AM5,” Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, Client business unit, AMD. “With the next generation of Ryzen 7000 Series Desktop processors, we are proud to deliver on our promise of leadership and continuous innovation to deliver the ultimate PC experience for gamers and creators alike.”

AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Desktop Processors

The AMD Ryzen 7000 series delivers another double-digit IPC uplift over “Zen 3”6, further strengthening a track record of innovation, execution and delivery of the award-winning “Zen” architecture. The world’s first high-performance x86 5nm CPU, the Ryzen 7000 series heralds the remarkable speed of the “Zen 4” architecture, taking gaming and content creation leadership to a new level.

At the top of the stack, the 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor offers up to 57% better performance when creating content in V-Ray Render compared to the competition7. Meanwhile, even the 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 7600X processor offers an average of 5% faster gaming performance for select titles than the competitor’s flagship gaming processor4.

The incredible performance gains are also accompanied by stunning advances in energy efficiency; AMD Ryzen 7950X processor is up to 47% more power efficient than the competition8. In addition to the core, the Ryzen 7000 Series processors feature an all-new 6nm I/O chip, enabling hardware-accelerated video encoding/decoding9, light graphics and multi-screen support. Across the CPU, a host of new power management technologies used by AMD’s ultra-efficient mobile processors make Ryzen 7000 Series Desktop processors run more efficiently than ever before.

Ryzen 7000 Series Desktop processors are expected to be available worldwide from leading retailers and retailers starting September 27, starting at a SEP of $299 USD.

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Basic Frequency:

Total cache PCIe® TDP Sept (USD)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16C/32T Up to 5.7 / 4.5GHz 80MB Gen 5 170W $699
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X 12C/24T Up to 5.6 / 4.7GHz 76MB Gen 5 170W $549
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8C/16T Up to 5.4 / 4.5GHz 40MB Gen 5 105W $399
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6C/12T Up to 5.3 / 4.7GHz 38MB Gen 5 105W $299

New AMD Socket AM5 Updates

With the introduction of the Ryzen 7000 Series Desktop processors, AMD also unveiled the new Socket AM5 platform, which offers advanced connectivity features such as dual-channel DDR5 memory. The AM5 platform also includes up to 24 PCIe® 5.0 lanes, making it AMD’s most comprehensive desktop platform to date. Support for new and evolving technologies such as PCIe® Gen 5 and DDR5 memory allows users to grow with their Socket AM5 solution, which AMD will support with a platform life through 2025 and beyond.

The new Socket AM5 motherboard family features four new chipsets, giving users the power and flexibility to choose the exact features they want. The four chipsets feature:

  • AMD X670 Extreme: Offers the most connectivity and extreme overclocking capabilities11 with PCIe 5.0 support for graphics and storage
  • AMD X670: Enthusiastic overclocking support with PCIe® 5.0 storage support and optional graphics support
  • AMD B650E: Designed for performance users with PCIe® 5.0 storage support and optional graphics support
  • AMD B650: Designed for regular users with support for DDR5 memory and optional PCIe® 5.0 support

New motherboards are available starting at SEP 125 USD, with the AMD X670 and X670E chipsets arriving in September and the AMD B650E and B650 chipsets in October.

AMD EXPO™ Technology

New for the Ryzen 7000 Series Desktop processors and optimized for AMD Socket AM5 motherboards, AMD EXPO™ technology provides users with advanced profile settings for overclocking DDR5 memory11. When optimized for high-performance gaming, consumers can expect up to 11% faster gaming performance with AMD EXPO technology in F1® 202212.

AMD EXPO technology is designed to achieve higher gaming performance with preconfigured overclocking profiles11 and is easy to implement. PC enthusiasts who want to understand the finer details of an AMD EXPO technology-enabled module can self-certification reports, clearly showing the complete timing table of the module, components, and system configuration used to finalize the memory specifications. AMD offers EXPO technology to its memory partners in the industry without any royalties or license fees.

AMD EXPO technology launches alongside AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors, with offerings from ADATA, Corsair, GeIL, G.SKILL and Kingston. More than 15 AMD EXPO technology-enabled memory kits will be available initially, with memory speeds up to DDR5-6400.

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