AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPU release is approaching, nearly nine months after its launch at CES. company The unveiling ceremony will be officially broadcasted live 7 p.m. ET on Monday, August 29, along with more details on the AM5 processor socket and 600-series chipset. Expect to hear more specific news about performance, as well as pricing and availability, for the first of many supposed to be Zen 4-based processors.
AMD has released a steady drip of details about the new CPUs since January, and numerous leaks and rumors have filled in some other knowledge gaps. Let’s briefly summarize what we know (and what we think we know).
CPUs are faster, same number of cores
Compared to the roughly two-year-old Ryzen 5000 processor and Zen 3 architecture, AMD says we can expect At least 15 percent improvement in single-chain performance, thanks to both an increase in clock speed and an 8-10 percent increase in instructions per hour (IPC). The company also promises performance improvements per watt, thanks in part to its new 5nm manufacturing process (Zen 3 CPUs are 7nm parts).
For multi-core performance, Zen 4 CPUs will benefit from increased clocks and IPC, but also from the new AM5 CPU socket. Increased energy use limitswhich will allow CPUs with a lot of cores to draw more power (and therefore, run faster) for longer.
There’s one thing that won’t get better with Zen 4 and Ryzen 7000, according to Leaked rumors and retail listings, is the total number of CPU cores. AMD is allegedly planning to introduce the six-core Ryzen 5 7600X, the eight-core Ryzen 7 7700X, the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X, and the 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X. All of these core numbers are compatible with their Ryzen 5000 predecessors. Unlike Intel, Apple, and most Android chip makers, AMD doesn’t offer a set of smaller cores to increase the overall core count.
The “X” suffixes also indicate that these parts are high-performance and more expensive, reflecting the way AMD launched the Ryzen 5000 family. Zen 3 only gradually Made its way down to under $200 and non-X CPUs, and I would expect the Zen 4 to be the same, although perhaps for different reasons.
With the Ryzen 5000, AMD was dealing with a range of conditions caused (or exacerbated by the pandemic): crowded supply chains, global chip shortages, and historically high demand for PCs. By contrast, most businesses next door to PCs and PCs expect collapse in demand Over the next two years, a lot of them are I already see it on their balance sheets. If the Ryzen 7000 remains expensive, it will be in part because of all a program It is more expensive in a way that initially deters budget-focused buyers, which leads us to the next section.
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