AMD Ryzen 7000 series 'Zen 4' CPUs are official: September 27 launch

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 series 'Zen 4' CPUs are official: new AM5 socket, DDR5 support, PCIe 5.0 support, and a fleet of new 5nm Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 CPUs.

Published Aug 29, 2022 6:42 PM CDT   |   Updated Thu, Sep 22 2022 2:02 AM CDT
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AMD has finally unveiled its next-gen Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors, with four new Zen 4 processors launching between $299 and $699.

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The huge release includes just 4 different SKUs at first with the introduction of the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X, followed by the Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, and Ryzen 5 7600X processors. AMD is building its new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" CPUs on TSMC's new 5nm process node, with a 13% IPC improvement that's delivered from higher CPU clock speeds and more power running through the Zen 4 chips.

AMD says that its new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" CPUs offer the 13% IPC uplift over its Ryzen 5000 series "Zen 3" CPUs, with up to 5.7GHz max frequency that delivers up to 29% more single-threaded performance. The new Zen 4 CPU cores have IPC and architectural improvements inside, with the brand new TSMC 5nm process node with a 6nm IOD.

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The new Zen 4 CPUs arrive on a fresh new AM5 socket, which is backward compatible with most AM4 coolers, it uses an LGA1718 socket. Alongside the new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors, AMD also launches its next-gen X670E, X670, B650E, and B650 motherboards.

AMD is stepping up and into the DDR5 memory ring with its new Zen 4 CPUs and 600-series chipsets, delivering not just DDR5 memory but also next-gen PCIe 5.0 support for next-gen graphics cards and SSDs of the future. Depending on the board, you'll have either PCIe 5.0 GPU or PCIe 5.0 SSD... or both, if you get an "Extreme" motherboard... that's what the "E" is for on the X670E and B650E.

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With X670E and B650E, AMD provides a higher-end future with support for both a PCIe 5.0-based graphics card, and a PCIe 5.0-based SSD. For most people, you don't need both... but if you're an enthusiast, that's not something you're going to buckle on. The mid-range B650E motherboards with a mid-range Ryzen 5 7600X processor and PCIe 5.0-based SSD will be awesome to see in the coming months and into 2023.

  • AMD Ryzen 9 7950X - $699 US
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7900X - $549 US
  • AMD Ryzen 7 7700X - $399 US
  • AMD Ryzen 5 7600X - $299 US
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AMD Ryzen 'Zen 4' Desktop CPU Features:

  • Up To 16 Zen 4 Cores and 32 Threads
  • +29% Performance Uplift In Single-Threaded Apps
  • Brand New Zen 4 CPU Cores (IPC / Architectural Improvements)
  • Brand New TSMC 5nm process node with 6nm IOD
  • 25% Performance Per Watt Improvement Vs Zen 3
  • >35% Overall Performance Improvement Vs Zen 3
  • ~13% Instructions Per Clock (IPC) Improvement Vs Zen 3
  • Support on AM5 Platform With LGA1718 Socket
  • New X670E, X670, B650E, B650 Motherboards
  • Dual-Channel DDR5 Memory Support
  • Up To DDR5-5600 Native (JEDEC) Speeds
  • 28 PCIe Lanes (CPU Exclusive)
  • 105-120W TDPs (Upper Bound Range ~170W)
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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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