AMD Zen 4 CPUs will be available later this year and are expected to give Intel Alder Lake gaming PCs a fight for their money. We’ve even heard reports concerning the plans of team red. Take speculations with a grain of salt until AMD debuts its Zen-3-based Ryzen 5000 successor, but Ryzen 7000 CPUs will fight with Intel Raptor Lake for the title of best gaming CPU in the second half of 2022.
When the Zen 4 CPUs are introduced, AMD’s Ryzen CPUs will finally support PCIe Gen5 and DDR5 gaming RAM. This brings the company’s processors in line with Intel’s, which has supported both technologies since Alder Lake’s introduction in 2021.
Team red’s chips, however, could outperform team blue’s thanks to a combination of 3D V-Cache and a 5nm manufacturing process. As a result, Ryzen Zen 4 CPUs would be a wonderful fit for the best graphics cards, such as AMD’s RDNA 3 components or Nvidia’s RTX 4000 GPU family.
During AMD’s Computex 2022 press conference, CEO Dr. Lisa Su disclosed the AMD Ryzen Zen 4’s release date. Although there are already numerous speculations claiming to have narrowed down when we’ll see the chips on store shelves, we should have a more definite launch date in the following months.
Zen 4 CPUs will be introduced in September, almost two years after Ryzen 5000 processors were released in October 2020, according to the newest reports.
There’s not much info about how much AMD Ryzen Zen 4 processors will cost, and no actual leaks or rumors have surfaced on the subject
Due to recent increases in the cost of fab fabrication, we may see Zen 4 CPUs with higher MSRPs than their Zen 3 counterparts. Team Red may be forced to adopt a more consumer-friendly price approach as a result of competition from 13th Gen Intel Core CPUs (Raptor Lake).
AMD has picked TSMC’s 5nm manufacturing technique for its Ryzen Zen 4 CPUs, which may offer some efficiency and performance benefits over the 7nm Zen 3 chips. Zen 4 could use 6nm I/O dies, according to WCCFTech, giving it a 25% increase in IPC (instructions per clock) over the current generation.
These chips will be PCIe 5 compatible, making them ideal for the best gaming SSDs. The Zen 4 will also be the first AMD processor to support DDR5 RAM, perhaps allowing it to outperform Intel’s Alder Lake. “Speeds that you might think couldn’t be achievable with this overclocking spec,” says AMD Memory Enabling Manager Joseph Tao, without going into detail.
Despite the migration to the AM5 socket, AMD promises that most AM4 coolers will function with Ryzen 7000 series CPUs and future chips that use the new standard.
According to AMD Ryzen Zen 4 CPU testing, they might provide a 25% increase in IPC and a 40% boost in overall performance over Zen 3. It was probably not far off the mark when AMD’s first-generation Ryzen CPUs saw a 52 percent IPC improvement over the previous Excavator processors, but we’re still a long way from exact benchmarks.