The war to be the king of processors is only not over but is about to see its new clash. AMD prepares its Ryzen 7000 to face Intel’s 12th generation, and it does so wanting to regain its crown as mid-range bosses, but without neglecting the high end.
With all the information that has been arriving, both from official sources and from third parties, it is normal to have lost a bit with everything that has to do with the red team’s commitment to processors. Do you want to have everything clear before embarking on your next hardware upgrade? Don’t worry, we will go over everything we know about the new Ryzen CPUs.
The Ryzen 7000 is not a single processor, but an entire line, so, depending on each CPU, you will find some benefits or others. AMD has already confirmed the specifications that we will have in 4 of its new processors. From the top of the range, the Ryzen 9 7950X, to the king of the mid-range, the Ryzen 5 7600X, we see great frequencies that are above expectations.
|CPUS||CORES/THREADS||BASE FREQUENCY||MAXIMUM FREQUENCY||CACHE||TDP||PRICE|
|AMD RYZEN 9 7950X||16/32||4.5GHz||5.7GHz||80MB (64+16)||170W||$699|
|AMD RYZEN 9 7900X||12/24||4.7GHz||5.6GHz||76MB (64+12)||170W||$549|
|AMD RYZEN 7 7700X||8/16||4.5GHz||5.4GHz||40MB (32+8)||105W||$399|
|AMD RYZEN 5 7600X||6/12||4.7GHz||5.3GHz||38MB (32+6)||105W||$299|
On the other hand, we also know that this will be the final goodbye to DDR4 RAM by AMD, which will only be able to use DDR5. As confirmed by manufacturers associated with the brand, AMD wants to take full advantage of the potential to overclock the RAM, extracting more performance from it for its processors.
Lastly, it also changes the socket that the processor will need to work on your motherboard. If you want to adopt this new technology, you will not only need to replace your RAM but also adopt the Zen 4 platform. Of course, AMD has already said that it will have longevity similar to that of Zen 3, seeking to support it even beyond the year 2025.
As confirmed officially and definitively by the red team, its new line of processors will arrive on September 27 of this year, making its debut in a month and ending a wait full of unknowns. According to rumours, this is the exact date on which Intel’s new bet would be presented, giving way to a very competitive market.
As for motherboards, these will be available at the same time as the new processors. We know that the X670 and X670 extreme motherboards will start at around $125, but we’ll also see plenty of options from manufacturers like Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI looking to create higher-end products for better overclocking and other features.