Back at CES 2022 earlier this year, AMD showed off a bunch of new products, such as the Ryzen 7 5800X3D gaming processor, Ryzen 6000 mobile processors and some new entry-level graphics cards too. But perhaps the most exciting—and the most vague—reveal during CES was the upcoming Ryzen 7000 desktop processors, with little hints at what was to come with no firm date.
Well, AMD has now given us an answer: 30 August. That’s when AMD CEO Dr Lisa Su and co will be on stage to show off their new Ryzen 7000 processors, based on the new Zen 4 architecture. This would be a pretty important lineup of chips for AMD, as it also brings with it a new CPU socket, AM5. It replaces the almighty AM4 socket that’s been around since September 2016, which for a CPU socket is plenty of years more than the competition. AM5 also means a switch to LGA-style sockets, which moves the pins onto the motherboard rather than on the back of the CPU itself.
On top of that, this new generation of processors also comes with support for PCIe Gen 5 and DDR5 memory, something that’s already available on desktop PCs with Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake processors. The chips themselves will be built on the 5nm process node, and is expected to have at least one processor that will boost past 5GHz. Oh, and if you’re wondering why AMD isn’t calling this generation Ryzen 6000, that’s because they decided to use it only for the mobile lineup launched early this year, though there will likely be Ryzen 7000 silicon meant for mobile too.
If you want to catch the reveal of AMD’s Zen 4 processors live, you’ll be able to do so by tuning in to the AMD YouTube channel on Tuesday, 30 Aug, 7am local time.