AMD Ryzen 7000 Series announced : 30% faster than Intel | Zen 4, AM5, DDR 5

Ryzen 7000 series are here with Zen 4. 15% better single threaded performance. But not all information disclosed.

AMD Ryzen 7000 Series announced 30% faster than Intel Zen 4, AM5, DDR 5

AMD Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors officially unveiled by Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD at AMD press note, Computex 2022. The new Ryzen 7000 have up to 16 cores Zen 4 (5 nm) architecture-based cores, DDR 5 RAM support. Moreover, the socket for CPU is now replaced with AM5, ending the run of long serving AM4 Socket.

The new Ryzen 7000 series desktop processor are powered by Zen 4 architecture which uses TSMC 5 nm optimized manufacturing process. The Ryzen 7000 will support up to 16 cores.

Quick Specs of Ryzen 7000 Series and comparison with 5000 and 3000 series

<strong>CPU Architecture</strong>
<strong>CPU Cores</strong>
<strong>GPU Architecture</strong>
<strong>Memory</strong>
<strong>Platform</strong>
<strong>CPU PCIe Lanes</strong>
<strong>Manufacturing Process</strong>
Ryzen 7000
(Raphael)
<strong>CPU Architecture</strong>
Zen 4
<strong>CPU Cores</strong>
Up To 16C / 32T
<strong>GPU Architecture</strong>
RDNA2
<strong>Memory</strong>
DDR5
<strong>Platform</strong>
AM5
<strong>CPU PCIe Lanes</strong>
24x PCIe 5.0
<strong>Manufacturing Process</strong>
CCD: TSMC N5
IOD: TSMC N6
Ryzen 5000
(Vermeer)
<strong>CPU Architecture</strong>
Zen 3
<strong>CPU Cores</strong>
Up To 16C / 32T
<strong>GPU Architecture</strong>
N/A
<strong>Memory</strong>
DDR4
<strong>Platform</strong>
AM4
<strong>CPU PCIe Lanes</strong>
24x PCIe 4.0
<strong>Manufacturing Process</strong>
CCD: TSMC N7
IOD: GloFo 12nm
Ryzen 3000
(Matisse)
<strong>CPU Architecture</strong>
Zen 2
<strong>CPU Cores</strong>
Up To 16C / 32T
<strong>GPU Architecture</strong>
N/A
<strong>Memory</strong>
DDR4
<strong>Platform</strong>
AM4
<strong>CPU PCIe Lanes</strong>
24x PCIe 4.0
<strong>Manufacturing Process</strong>
CCD: TSMC N7
IOD: GloFo 12nm

Talking more about Zen 4, AMD detailed that Zen 4 will have 1 MB of L2 cache per CPU core, which is double the amount of L2 cache of Zen 3. The L3 cache details were not revealed by AMD, they will be detailed later this year.

Additionally, there are improvements in clock speeds as well. The demo unit running as showcased by Dr. Lisa Su in the event was running above 5.5 GHz. This is a significant update compared to Ryzen 5000 series.

The combined improvements in Cache, frequency, and architecture (IPC) has led to AMD stating Ryzen 7000 series having more than 15% increase in single threaded performance.

In the same stage demo, the AMD Ryzen processor performing more than 30% faster than an Intel Core i9 12900K in a Blender multithreaded rendering workload.

AMD Ryzen 7000 Series zen 4 chipletsArchitecture and 6nm i_o die

With the Ryzen 7000 series, there is an all-new 6 nm I/O die introduction. The new I/O die houses AMD RDNA™ 2-based graphics engine, a new low-power architecture adopted from AMD Ryzen mobile processors, support for DDR5 and PCI Express® 5.0, and support for up to 4 displays.

Another important change is the CPU socket. With Ryzen 7000 desktop processor, the socket is AM5 replacing the AM4 socket. This new socket features a 1718-pin LGA design with support for up to 170W TDP processors, dual-channel DDR5 memory, and new SVI3 power (hybrid power mode).

AMD Ryzen 7000 Series AM5 mother boards
ASRock X670E Taichi | ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR X670E EXTREME | BIOSTAR X670E VALKYRIE | Gigabyte X670E AORUS XTREME | MSI MEG X670E ACE

AMD Socket AM5 supports 24 PCIe 5.0 lanes, the most in the industry. The AM5 as per AMD will support the next-generation and beyond class of storage and graphics cards.

The AM5 family features three levels of motherboards:

  • X670 Extreme: Bringing the most connectivity and extreme overclocking capabilities with PCIe 5.0 support for two graphics slots and one storage slot
  • X670: Supporting enthusiast overclocking with PCIe 5.0 support on one storage slot with graphics support optional
  • B650: Designed for performance users with PCIe 5.0 storage support

With launch of AM5 socket, we will also update our How to choose the right motherboard for your PC build in 2022 guide.

AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop Processors availability: Coming Fall 2022 (September)

The AMD 7000 series desktop will be available around September 2022 or some like to say Fall 2022.

Overall, AMD Ryzen 7000 seems like a great launch on many fronts, especially Power efficiency. But, there is still not of information to be known. Will just 15% IPC improvement be enough for AMD. Competition is already ramping up with Intel Raptor lake launch around the corner.