AMD has officially unveiled the 7000 series of PC processors. They will go on sale this fall.

AMD at Computex 2022introduced a new generation of Ryzen 7000 desktop processors. The key features were the 5nm process technology, Zen 4 architecture, RDNA2 integrated graphics and the new AM5 processor socket.

Ryzen 7000 processors will offer up to 16 Zen 4 coresand will have twice the amount of second-level cache compared to their predecessors on Zen 2 and Zen 3 - 1 MB per core. Another important detail of the new chips will be a significant increase in clock frequency. AMD indicates that the frequency in auto overclocking mode will be higher than 5 GHz.

AMD noted that the new processors will provide15%+ single thread performance gain (vs. Ryzen 9 5950X in Cinebench R23). Acceleration will provide an increased cache, increased frequency and architectural improvements, which should bring an increase in the number of executable instructions per clock.

Ryzen 7000 processors, like their predecessors,consists of three crystals. Two of them are made according to the TSMC 5nm process technology and contain processor cores with the Zen 4 architecture. The third is a die with I / O interfaces, which, unlike a similar die in the CPU of previous generations, is made according to the 6nm process technology instead of 12nm.

But the much more important difference of the new IO chipis that it has a built-in graphics processor. So every AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop processor will be able to offer at least basic integrated graphics. Another important feature of the new chip is the support for new standards. We are talking about support for DDR5 memory, as well as the PCI Express 5.0 bus.

The new chips are designed for the new Socket AM5.The new connector is needed to provide support for DDR5 and PCIe 5.0. Note that with the new processor socket, AMD has finally moved away from the unloved PGA connection with legs on the CPU, and switched to LGA execution - the legs are in the socket itself, and on the CPU there are only contact pads, like Intel has for many years. Chips with TDP up to 170 W are supported, while maintaining compatibility with coolers for Socket AM4.

AMD has not yet introduced individual models of Ryzen 7000 processors, nor has it specified a release date. It was only noted that the new generation of Ryzen will debut this fall.