AMD’s remarkable rise in recent years means that it is now one of the world’s leading component manufacturers. Much of the growth has been led by its Ryzen processors, which have proven to be more than a match for Intel.
Like many component makers, AMD isn’t shy about announcing its long-term plans. Alongside the unveiling of the Ryzen 6000 series mobile processors earlier this year, the company confirmed that its successor was on the way and even revealed some key specs. Here’s everything we know about the Ryzen 7000 series right now.
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Release Date
During AMD’s presentation at CES in January 2022, the company confirmed that the Ryzen 7000 series was on the way. He even committed to an approximate release window: the second half of 2022. Later, at Computex 2022, he said the Ryzen 7000 series would go on sale sometime in the third quarter of 2022.
However, a recent DigiTimes article is more specific. It says the first new processors could start shipping in September 2022.
Judging from a recent official roadmap, it looks like the first batch of processors will go to enthusiast-level desktops, before thin-and-light laptops and extreme laptops are covered in 2023, including the official announcement is not yet likely before CES in January 2023. .
This extreme category will be known as the “Dragon Range” and will be a new entry in the Ryzen 6000 series. They will then likely feature in high-end gaming laptops launching throughout 2023.
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Price
Until now, there was no indication of the price of the Ryzen 7000 series. This is not surprising, since AMD usually only reveals prices during the launch event. However, the suggested price for the latest Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors gives an indication of what you will pay:
- Ryzen 9 5950X – $799
- Ryzen 9 5900X – $549
- Ryzen 7 5800X – $449
- Ryzen 5 5600X – $299
These prices represent a $50 increase over the Ryzen 4000 series. You might have to pay even more for the next-gen because it uses a new architecture and manufacturing process.
Laptop chips are also expected, although they are designed to be embedded in devices and are not available as standalone components. Therefore, the price will depend on other specifications, the brand in question and the retailer you are buying from.
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Specs and Features
Despite being a few months ahead of its scheduled launch, we already have some key details about the Ryzen 7000 series.
The first major source is AMD itself. During the Ryzen 6000 series showcase at CES 2022, the company confirmed that Ryzen 7000 series processors are in the works. We now know that they will use a 5nm process and launch the next Zen 4 architecture.
A short clip from the January 2022 presentation was posted on the official AMD Ryzen Twitter account. It highlights the performance you can expect when playing AAA games at 1080p, with all Zen 4 cores apparently running at 1080p at 5GHz:
See AMD Ryzen 7000 and Zen 4 in action with Halo Infinite! With gorgeous gameplay and high frame rates, AMD is excited to bring you the ultimate PC and gaming experiences. #AMD2022https://t.co/4GRGyPgedC pic.twitter.com/R6jEPOGxV6
— AMD Ryzen (@AMDRyzen)
January 4, 2022
Other key specifications mentioned by AMD are support for DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5.0. Both were suggested in an April 2021 article on Guru3D.com, which collected various sources reporting on the processors. Among the key takeaways is the move to the upcoming Zen 4 architecture, along with DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5.0.
AMD gave more details during its Computex 2022 keynote, including that an AM5-capable motherboard will be required to take advantage of the Ryzen 7000 series chips when they ship later this year.
The company also claims the chips will be capable of over 5GHz, with a Ghostwire: Tokyo demo showing a clock speed of 5.5GHz, matching that of Intel’s Core i9-12900KS.
The Zen 4 architecture the chips are based on will deliver a “more than 15%” improvement in single-threaded performance over Zen 3, but with the caveat that newer chips may need more power to provide this level of performance.
Inside the Ryzen 7000 chipset will be three chips; two 5nm Zen 4 CPU modules and a new 6nm I/O die with integrated RDNA 2 graphics, as well as DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 controllers and integrated power management. This means that each chip will have some form of graphics power, with a graphics card only needed for gaming or graphics work.
The roadmap that appears in the release dates section was first published by Videocardz. Reveals a new category of mobile processors, codenamed “Dragon Range”. AMD says it will offer “the most cores, threads and cache ever seen in a mobile gaming processor”, but will still be able to create high-end content and increase productivity.
Other “expected features” are menti oned in Wccftech’s article about a possible September release date. Some are things we already know, but the following have not been discussed here before:
- New AM5 platform and LGA1718 socket
- Dual channel DDR5 support
- 28 PCIe sleds
- TDP from 65-120W, up to 170W
WCCFtech has a strong track record of AMD news, and all of these features seem likely.
An earlier roadmap uploaded by Guru3D.com reveals more details about AMD’s upcoming projects:
The article also mentions that all Ryzen 7000 series processors will come with integrated graphics. This is probably Navi 2 on “Raphael” desktop chips, before “Phoenix” introduced the new RDNA 3 solution to the market.
Phoenix will supposedly be touted as the mobile solution that will eventually come to laptops, but it will also be available on desktop PCs. This is also where we expect the Ryzen 7000 G series to fit in, delivering a premium gaming experience on more affordable hardware.
In revealing the Ryzen 6000 series, AMD confirmed that its current processors will be exclusively for laptops and other mobile devices. The next generation of desktop processors will therefore be the Ryzen 7000 series, which the company has also revealed will use a new AM5 socket known as LGA 1718.
However, as Wccftech and other sources clarify, there is still a lot we don’t know about the Ryzen 7000 series at this point. The maximum number of cores, the maximum number of threads and the server it will use remain unclear.
As reported by Videocardz, a new Ryzen 7000 series processor has appeared in a since deleted MSI video. A tech sample of the Ryzen 9 7950X was shown off, a CPU we’ve never heard of from AMD before.
It has up to 16 cores and 32 threads, although there is also the option of an 8 core and 16 thread version. However, it remains to be seen if this processor will make its way to the Ryzen 7000 Series lineup later this year.
We’ll update this article when more information is revealed. Meanwhile, our guide to the Ryzen 6000 series tells you everything you need to know about AMD’s latest mobile processors.
Article adapted from an article published in English on our sister site TechAdvisor.