According to new reports, AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Zen 3’ Desktop CPUs and the AM5 platform will be released much sooner than planned. AMD has officially announced that the AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs based on its brand new 5nm Zen 4 core architecture and the corresponding AM5 platform will be released in the second half of 2022, but it appears that Greymon55 has learned that the launch will happen much sooner in Q3 2022.
The AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs could be fully presented as early as Computex 2022, which takes place in May 2022, according to a leaker and insider. Now, considering AMD’s official 2H 2022 declaration, which means a July 2022 debut at the earliest, this seems a touch premature. What could happen is that we get more information and specifics at Computex, but AMD discloses a more concrete launch date in its presentation, indicating that the Ryzen 7000 series will be available for purchase in July or August 2022.
Aside from AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs, the leaker claims that AM5 motherboards will be ready for production soon, with early prototypes set to ship this month. AMD’s AM5 platform has several new features as well as a new LGA 1718 socket that will enable AMD’s upcoming Zen 4 processors. This also means that AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor will only last a few months before being replaced with a superior Zen 4-based choice.
AMD Ryzen ‘Zen 4’ Desktop CPU Expected Features:
- Brand New Zen 4 CPU Cores (IPC / Architectural Improvements)
- Brand New TSMC 5nm process node with 6nm IOD
- Support on AM5 Platform With LGA1718 Socket
- Dual-Channel DDR5 Memory Support
- AMD RAMP (Ryzen Accelerated Memory Profile) Support
- 28 PCIe Lanes (CPU Exclusive)
- 105-120W TDPs (Upper Bound Range ~170W)
The Raphael Ryzen Desktop CPUs are also likely to include RDNA 2 onboard graphics, implying that, like Intel’s mainstream desktop range, AMD’s mainstream desktop lineup will offer GPU graphics. The number of GPU cores on the upcoming chips is expected to range between 2-4, according to speculations (128-256 cores). This will be less than the RDNA 2 CU count found on AMD’s next Ryzen 6000 APUs ‘Rembrandt,’ but it will be enough to keep Intel’s Iris Xe iGPUs at bay.