AMD's reportedly launching four Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series SKUs on day-1
Don't expect to see AMD's budget-oriented Zen 4 models at launch
Published: 20th June 2022 | Source: @greymon55 |
AMD's reportedly preparing four Ryzen 7000 series CPU SKUs for launch day
It looks like AMD's planning to launch four Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 CPU models, at least according to the AMD Leaker @greymon55. This Ryzen 7000 series CPU lineup will mirror AMD's Ryzen 5000 series, with AMD releasing four high-end CPU models on day-1 that target the high-end desktop market. AMD's older AM4 CPU models will cater to the budget-end of the PC market after Zen 5/AM5's launch, with more affordable Zen 4 CPU models arriving later.
AMD's reportedly planning to release their Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7800X and Ryzen 5 7600X on day-1. These CPUs will likely feature CPU core counts of sixteen cores, twelve cores, eight cores, and six cores respectively, assuming that AMD Ryzen 7000 series will retain the same core counts as their Ryzen 5000 series counterparts.
Sadly, this means that AMD's Ryzen 7000 series will launch without a Ryzen 7 7700X model, a more affordable 8-core alternative to AMD's Ryzen 7 7800X. This makes sense, as this is exactly what AMD did with the Ryzen 5000 series, with AMD choosing to release their more affordable 8-core CPU at a later date when AMD needed to launch more affordable CPU models to counter Intel.
AMD's Ryzen 7000 series CPUs will not offer consumers higher core or thread counts. This means that AMD will not be delivering more performance this generation by simply offering more cores. Instead, AMD will be delivering more performance through IPC increases and higher core clock speeds.
At Computex, AMD has already showcased a Ryzen 7000 series CPU that offered users an all-core CPU clock speed of over 5GHz, and a single-core boost speed of above 5.5GHz. Beyond that, AMD has also promised 8-10% increased IPC with their new Zen 4 CPU cores.
Higher clock speeds allows AMD to complete more clock cycles (and therefore work) per second, and higher instructions per clock (IPC), will allow AMD to complete more work per clock cycle. More work per clock cycle and more clock cycles per second means that AMD's Zen 4 processors will be delivering a lot more performance than today's Zen 3 based Ryzen processors. That said, it remains to be seen how much additional performance AMD can deliver in critical workloads.