Everything you need to know about Ryzen 7000 and AM5 - Computex 2022 Edition

Zen 4 is coming, and here's what we currently know about it

Everything you need to know about Ryzen 7000 and AM5 - Computex 2022 Edition

What you need to know about AMD's Ryzen 7000 series CPUs

AMD gave us all a glimpse of their Ryzen 7000 series processors during their Computex 2022 keynote, giving us a brief look at the performance of their Zen 4 core architecture, while revealing a lot of new information about their new 600-series AM5 motherboard chipsets.

AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors will all launch of AMD's new AM5 platform, which uses an LGA1718 socket and acts as the company's new baseline for high-end desktop products. While AMD plans to support AM4 for years to come, AMD will be the home of AMD's new high-end product offerings, starting with Ryzen 7000 series products. 

The first motherboards to use AMD's AM5 CPU socket will utilise AMD's 600-series X670E, X670, and B650 series chipsets, all of which support PCIe 5.0 connectivity in one from or another.  

Everything you need to know about Ryzen 7000 and AM5 - Computex 2022 Edition

Zen 4 Performance & Features

Sadly, AMD has not revealed a lot of new information about the company's Zen 4/Ryzen 5000 series processors. However, AMD's latest reveals have confirmed a lot of previously leaked details about AMD's next-generation processors.

For starters, AMD has confirmed that their Zen 4 CPU cores will feature 2x as much L2 cache as their predecessors, giving each core 1MB of L2 cache. This larger cache will help to increase the throughput of AMD's Zen 4 CPU cores, though the benefits of this larger cache will be application-dependent.

AMD has also cited a 15+% single-threaded performance uplift for their Zen 4 CPU cores, a number that is reportedly comprised of both IPC increases and core clock speed increases. This data point compares a Ryzen 9 5950X and a 16-core Ryzen 7000 pre-production CPU using Cinebench R23's single-threaded performance test. This number should not be considered as representative of the IPC or performance increases offered by AMD's Zen 4 CPU cores in all applications.

With their Zen 4 CPU cores, AMD has also promised to deliver 5+ GHz maximum boost clock speeds, showcasing boost clock speed of over 5.5 GHz later in their presentation. AMD also confirmed that their Zen 4 CPU cores supported new instructions for AI acceleration. 

Everything you need to know about Ryzen 7000 and AM5 - Computex 2022 Edition

AMD's Zen 4 CPU cores will be the first to utilise TSMC's 5nm lithography technology. AMD's Zen 4/Ryzen 7000 series CPUs will utilise a HPC optimised version of TSMC's 5nm node, and AMD's Ryzen 7000 series CPUs will feature up to two Zen 4 CPU/core chiplets.

AMD's I/O die will transition to TSMC's 6nm lithography node with the Ryzen 7000 series, integrating an RDNA 2 graphics processor into the die, new "advanced low-power architecture" enhancements to the design, as well as support for DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 connectivity.

AMD's changes with their Ryzen 7000 series will give all new Ryzen CPUs support for integrated graphics, a move which should also add onboard video encoders/decoders to AMD's next-generation processors.

Everything you need to know about Ryzen 7000 and AM5 - Computex 2022 Edition

Socket AM5

At Computex, AMD confirmed that their new AM5 socket will be compatible with CPU coolers that support socket AM4, support PCIe 5.0 connectivity, and support DDR5 memory. AMD also added that their new AM5 socket would support CPUs with TDPs of up to 170 watts, which is significantly higher than what AM4 officially supported.

AMD plans to support AM5 long-term, much like AM4, and to do that AMD is supporting the relatively new DDR5 memory standard and adding support for PCIe 5.0 connectivity to their platform. That said, PCIe 5.0 support will be limited depending on the motherboard you purchase and its included chipset.

Everything you need to know about Ryzen 7000 and AM5 - Computex 2022 Edition

On AM5, up to 24 PCIe 5.0 lanes will be supported for storage and graphics, up to 14 20 Gbps USB Type-C connections will be supported, WIFI 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 will be supported, and up to 4 HDMI 2.1 or DisplayPort 2.0 ports will be available. Included ports will vary on a motherboard-by-motherboard basis. 

Everything you need to know about Ryzen 7000 and AM5 - Computex 2022 Edition

AMD revealed three 600-series motherboard chipsets at Computex, with X670E (or X670 Extreme) acting as AMD's highest-end offering. These motherboards will support "PCIe 5.0 Everywhere" and feature the highest levels of overclocking compatibility thanks to the higher-end VRM setups that will be available with these premium motherboards.

X670 will be AMD's enthusiast chipset, offering lower pricing than their X670E counterparts while still offering users PCIe 5.0 storage support, "enthusiast overclocking" and support for PCIe 5.0 in some instances.

B650 will be AMD's mainstream AM5 chipsets, offering users more mainstream pricing and PCIe 5.0 storage support. At this time, it is unknown if this chipset will support overclocking. That said, all of AMD's Ryzen BX50 series have supported overclocking since Ryzen first launched.

Everything you need to know about Ryzen 7000 and AM5 - Computex 2022 Edition

Manufacturers like ASRock, ASUS, BIOSTAR, Gigabyte, and MSI have already confirmed that they have created X670E series motherboards in preparation for AMD's Ryzen 7000 series CPU launch this year. Like AMD's Ryzen 7000 series CPUs, these motherboards will be launching this fall. 

Everything you need to know about Ryzen 7000 and AM5 - Computex 2022 Edition

At Computex, AMD showcased a pre-production Ryzen 7000 series CPU running with clock speeds of 5.3-5.5 GHz when playing Ghostwire Tokyo. This demo showcases the huge clock speed improvements offered by AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors.

With this being pre-production silicon, it is possible that AMD's flagship Ryzen 7000 series CPU models could boost to even higher speeds, though this remains unconfirmed. This is the first AMD Ryzen desktop processor to boost to 5GHz or higher, making this a demo huge achievement for AMD. 

Everything you need to know about Ryzen 7000 and AM5 - Computex 2022 Edition

To further showcase AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors, AMD pitted a 16-core Zen 4 processor against Intel's i9-12900K CPU. Here, AMD's CPU proved to be 31% faster than Intel's current-generation i9, showcasing huge performance benefits for AMD's next-generation CPU in that specific workload. 

Please note that AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X and Intel's i9-12900K processor already deliver similar performance levels in Blender, and that factor alone makes this benchmark result hugely significant for AMD's Ryzen 7000 series. In specific workloads, AMD's Zen 4 architecture may deliver huge performance increases over today's Ryzen 5000 series models, though we will have to wait for a direct comparison to draw any firm conclusions about Ryzen 7000.

Everything you need to know about Ryzen 7000 and AM5 - Computex 2022 Edition

We need to wait to learn more

AMD revealed a lot about their Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 processors at Computex, but so much remains unknown. AMD discussed clock speeds and performance increases in specific applications, but they did not discuss IPC increases across a plurality of workloads, or the power efficiency gains offered by 5nm and Zen 4. Beyond that, AMD has not discussed Ryzen 7000's gaming performance.

At this time, we cannot draw any firm conclusions about Zen 4. We can expect to hear AMD discuss Zen 4 in more detail over the coming weeks/months, especially as AMD's "Fall" 2022 release timeframe approaches. 

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Everything you need to know about Ryzen 7000 and AM5 - Computex 2022 Edition

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23-05-2022, 17:49:04

Dawelio
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AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors will all launch of AMD's new AM5 platform, which uses an LGA1718 socket and acts as the company's new baseline for high-end desktop products. While AMD plans to support AM4 for years to come, AMD will be the home of AMD's new high-end product offerings, starting with Ryzen 7000 series products.
Kinda funny that AMD will be the new home of AMD's new high-end product offerings Quote
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