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

AMD's reportedly launching four Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series SKUs on day-1

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 reportedly launching four Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series SKUs on day-1  
Where will Ryzen 7000 deliver additional performance?

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. 

You can join the discussion on AMD's Zen 4/Ryzen 7000 launch models on the OC3D Forums.

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20-06-2022, 13:28:14

AlienALX
Becoming more and more like Intel every day.Quote

22-06-2022, 12:54:44

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Becoming more and more like Intel every day.
In fairness, the lack of non-X models until now hasn't deterred many from being able to enjoy the 5000 series processors. Most who were going to jump aboard have already done so and don't seem to regret it. The 5600 was $100 cheaper than the 5600X at retail prices, which is huge considering how close they are in performance, but the price difference now is only £10-15.

AMD likely only have a certain amount of silicon to use, and releasing everything at once is not likely a possibility. Yeah, we could say the usual, "greedy fat cats be greedy fat cats", but I think it's an over-generalisation and simplification. They are a business. They're not going to make decisions that will hurt themselves just to benefit consumers and not copy a much bigger company.

That said, they could have potentially released a 5600 non-X at $275. But could they have done that with the massive shortage of silicon we've had over the last two years?Quote
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