The new generation of AMD Ryzen 7000 processors is expected for September 15 with no less than four models up for grabs. Intel’s 13th generation is scheduled for October, in theory.
AMD’s Ryzen 5000s have been on the market for a while now, with some success buoyed by excellent early performance. Since the end of 2021, Intel has however regained control with a faster 12th generation Alder Lake, at the cost of much higher consumption. AMD has so far only responded with its Ryzen 5800X 3D, which benefits from 3D V-cache stacking technology offering excellent in-game performance. But the Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” are eagerly awaited to bring real renewal. Good news, they should soon point the end of their transistors.
The Ryzen 7000 available from September
According to the leaks, the date of September 15 is fixed, but we did not know if it corresponded to a simple announcement or a real commercialization. The latest information circulating tends to lean towards the second option, good news which reveals a substantial availability from the launch. According to youtuber Moore’s Law is Dead, PC specialist, the Ryzen 7000s should even be sent to testers in the next few days, which would back it all up. Claims to take tweezers in the absence of an official statement from AMD.
According to Wccftech, four models will be released from the start: the Ryzen 7600X, 7700X, 7900X and 7950X. This new generation is important since it brings a new Zen 4 architecture engraved in 5 nm, with the key to an increase in the number of transistors per mm² – and of course higher performance -, but also support for DDR5 RAM and PCIe Gen 5.0.
The latest rumors evoke continuity with the Ryzen 5000 on the core side, with 6 cores for the 7600X, 8 for the 7700X, 12 for the 7900X and 16 for the 7950X. The latter would also see its thermal envelope increased to 170 W, a considerable increase compared to the 105 W of the Ryzen 5950X. Likewise, its operating frequencies will be significantly higher with at least 5.5 GHz expected, or even more if AMD has some surprises in store for us.
Intel behind schedule
At competitor Intel, we should see the first 13th generation Raptor Lake processors arrive in October. However, according to Moore’s Law is Dead, it may well be that the manufacturer will limit itself to official announcements, with little availability until the real arrival of the CPUs in the following months.
What is certain is that the Ryzen 7000 and the Raptor Lake will be neck and neck in terms of performance, even if it will not be the only determining factor in the success of either platform. Price will obviously be a key factor, but so will scalability: it will be easier with AMD’s all-new AM5 socket, although it should leave out DDR4 RAM, unlike Intel’s 13th Gen. While waiting for the official releases and our tests, we will keep you informed of the rumors that will appear about these many new features to come.