SOVLED! AMD releases its Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 desktop processors: Save the date September 27th for the official launch

AMD has finally announced the official launch date for the next generation of its Zen desktop processors. Publicly addressed by AMD’s CEO Dr. Lisa Su, the company opened up on some details about its all-new products that are going to launch in the market on September 27th. All this took place at a Livestream event, the big fact being that AMD conducted a live product premiere after many years. Su furnished information about the company’s motto while preparing its Ryzen 7000 series of processors.

Opening the event, Su claimed AMD’s vision and mission to create solutions to the most challenging problems. The company has managed to assume responsibility and affect almost all the different fields namely AI, automotive, PCs, high-performance computing, and a couple more. With a diverse scope of products, it’s a no-brainer that AMD is influencing billions of lives.

Su announced the company’s plan of delivering four architectures, namely Zen 4, RDNA 3, Zen 4C, and XDNA, which aim at providing gamers the best-in-class performance and features. The Zen 4C line deals mainly with cloud-native computing. The XDNA architecture, which is responsible for the next-gen adaptive SoC, is ready to put its best foot forward in the market in 2023, as announced by the CEO. 

The company is striving to create the best possible when it comes to processors and GPUs while maintaining leadership across the entire market of PCs. It envisions providing the audience with leading experiences with class-apart hardware and software combinations. AMD works hard to strengthen its OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) relationships by partnering with some of the best-in-class OEMs that help the company with its system designs and form factors. 

List of all New Upcoming Ryzen Zen 4 CPUs

Model Cores/Threads Boost/Base FrequencyTotal CachePCIe®TDPSEP (USD)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X16C/32TUp to 5.7 / 4.5 GHz80MB  Gen 5170W$699
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X12C/24TUp to 5.6 / 4.7 GHz76MBGen 5170W$549
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X8C/16TUp to 5.4 / 4.5 GHz40MBGen 5105W$399
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X6C/12TUp to 5.3 / 4.7 GHz38MBGen 5105W$299

The 4th generation of the company’s Zen architecture that features the Ryzen 7000 series of desktop processors focuses on pushing the envelope on creativity and innovation in the PC. The series highlights some ambitious goals set by  AMD. The company promises and aspires to make the Ryzen series the fastest set of CPUs for gamers and the most compute for content creators. Su announced the company’s idea of experimenting with a new processor core design by applying leadership energy efficiency and next-gen performance into one line of products. Ryzen is going to be the best in the industry desktop platform that will create a niche in the future. 

Speaking of the technical details, AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs are the first 5 nanometer processors while being the most power-efficient and performance-oriented. They work with the new AM5 platform which is known to support every latest memory and IO technology, namely PCIe 5 and DDR5. The company is proud to state that it has witnessed an increase in performance efficiency with the onset of its new launches. The Zen 4 line of products specifically focuses on leadership core performance consciously taken care of for faster content creation and gaming needs. AMD’s designers have thus performed exceedingly well to achieve the power and performance that the Ryzen 7000 series is all about. 

Interestingly, the company is said to have predicted an increase of about 8 to 10 percent in IPC for Zen 4 as compared to the Zen 3 pieces. As major news, it has managed to gain 13 percent more IPC for desktop programs and applications. Not only this, AMD has prioritized the clock speed with its new Ryzen series of CPUs. Talking about figures, the company has achieved an increase in frequency by 5.7 GHz in the Zen 4 Ryzen products. This is estimated to be 800 MHz greater than that achieved in the Ryzen 5000 series of CPUs. Ultimately, AMD boasts a total single-thread performance rise of 29 percent as compared to the Ryzen 5000 CPUs and appreciates the team who worked hard to achieve such praiseworthy numbers. 

Official AMD Premiere


The first product in the Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series of CPUs is the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, which the company claims to be the best for gamers and content creators. The processor is equipped with 16 cores and 32 threads. There is a frequency boost of up to 5.7 GHz and a cache (L2 + L3) of 80 MB. The TDP envelope of 180 W is worth mentioning.

On comparing the AMD Ryzen 5950X and the 7950X processors, it is estimated that the latter records a 15 percent uplift in performance across different games. This is majorly associated with the single thread performance gains. Talking about the worthiness of 7950X for content creators, it delivers more than roughly 40 per cent greater performance than 5950X owing to the AM5 platform and Zen 4 architecture. The company’s new product is thus the epitome of the best step ahead for content creators to reap the benefits of its creative possibilities. 

How will 7950X perform as compared to the competitors?

On comparing the AMD Ryzen 7950X with the Intel Core i9 12900K in terms of gaming performance, the former is more powerful and efficient across a huge number of games. For content creation, the Ryzen 7950X is said to deliver more compute performance by up to 62 per cent. The company’s CEO, Su then addresses the audience to watch a live content creation demo for Ryzen 7950X and Intel Core i9 12900K on stage.

The Ryzen product certainly proves to be 62 per cent stronger in terms of performance than its competition. This is a great plus for content creators since the image rendering time it takes is very less. It is also very power-efficient and has the potential to deliver such excellent performance with 47 per cent of better energy efficiency. These features make the Ryzen 7950X an inevitable choice for content creators and gaming enthusiasts. 

The company’s CEO also spoke about the siblings of Zen 4 Ryzen 9 7950X and their technical features. The first one is the Ryzen 9 7900X with 12 cores, 24 threads, and a 76 MB cache. The clock speed is up to 5.6 GHz and the TDP is claimed to be 170 W. The AMD Ryzen 7 7700X is next up in line with 8 cores, 16 threads, and a cache of 40 MB. The TDP for 7700X is 105 W and the maximum clock speed is 5.4 GHz. The fourth product in the Ryzen 7000 line of processors is Ryzen 5 7600x which has 6 cores, 12 threads, and a cache that is estimated to be 38 MB. The TDP is 105 W and the CPU has a maximum clock speed of 5.3 GHz. 

Besides, it has been found that all four processors in the new Ryzen 7000 series fare better than the Intel Core i9 12900K in single thread performance in Geekbench. The Ryzen series is thus the best for high-speed gaming purposes. The CEO also demonstrated live gameplay between the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X and the Intel Core i9 12900K. The former certainly proved to deliver constant speed while giving greater frames per second than its competition. The company claims its Ryzen 5 7600X to be 11 per cent better in terms of performance and speed than the Intel product, which explains the price factor of AMD. Ryzen 5 7600X also gives 5 per cent faster gaming performance than its market competitors. 

The CTO and EVP of technology and engineering at AMD, Mark Papermaster took over the stage to discuss the company’s system designs. He explains the vision of the Zen 4 architecture to provide gaming enthusiasts and content creators with the highest speed and performance possible. The Zen 4 line of CPUs has met expectations as promised, especially delivering the 5 nm feature perfectly. AMD has thus continued its traditional journey of launching the fastest and hardcore processors in the market.

What are the major improvements with Zen 4?

There have been some major improvements in the Zen 4 processors as compared to the Zen 3 architecture. The Zen 4 line of CPUs reports a 13 per cent core IPC (Instruction Per Clock) uplift for desktop applications and the introduction of a new front end design. The front end and the branch prediction aspects contribute a lot to the IPC gain. Moreover, the execution engine contributes significantly to the high IPC for Zen 4 architecture. The company has strived to incorporate AVX-512 and a 5 nm process technology with AI acceleration. Although Zen 3 was a range of exceptionally fast processors, the aim of creating the all-new Zen 4 CPUs was to decode the idea of feeding instructions even faster into the machines. 

The successful application of the AVX-512 into processors resulted in 1.3 times faster 32-bit inferencing for the Ryzen 5000 series. Furthermore, the company added extensions such as the VNNI to the AVX-512 to witness an increase of 2.5 times in Int8 inferencing. AMD offers a leading edge process technology with 5 nm in its  Ryzen 7000 series processors. The 4th generation FinFET technology is worth mentioning in the company’s new range of CPUs.

AMD has proved to be successful in combining power and efficiency by using smaller, faster, and low-powered transistors. It thus has optimized the product to achieve higher performance and efficiency. The enhanced metal stack has resulted in greater frequency and high density routing capabilities. Moreover, AMD stands for maintaining strong partnerships with TSMC and design automation vendors. The company has committed to achieving the greatest performance and leadership efficiency while giving importance to sustainability. 

AMD is saying a lot about the power optimizations

The excellent power optimization and prioritization of sustainable use of power has been the attention seeker for a major portion of the audience. Higher performance and speed while keeping the TDP lower speaks of AMD’s target to maintain power efficiency. The company believes in the constant delivery of leadership processors and uses the best-in-class technology to achieve its targets. The Zen 4 architecture records incredible improvements in density, power, speed, and performance. AMD’s stands with the endless vision and mission to serve as the trusted partner for its customers and work with relentless creativity and innovation. Mark Papermaster has also announced that the company’s new generation of designs is in the pipeline.  

The targeted audience with Zen 4

The application of Zen 4 architecture in the AMD Ryzen 7000  series of desktop processors is evidence to show that it is possible to achieve class-apart performance while using just a fraction of the standard power that competitors consume during production. David McAfee, CVP, and GM, desktop PC, took over the dias to speak about the AM5 platform. He first reflected on the features of the AM4 platform such as 4 process nodes, 5 CPU architectures, more than 500 motherboards, and more than 125 processors. He addressed the audience opening up about the capabilities of the all-new AM5 platform. There is easier installation and AMD has increased the socket power delivery to 230 W.  The application of DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 has been successful in further improving longevity and performance growth. AM5 also works with AM4 coolers and provides a smooth platform transition and compatibility. 

There is a huge variety of chip sets available to serve the needs of every customer. The AM5 platform has two choices of motherboards, namely, the X series which will launch in September, and the B series which will enter the market in October. AMD supports the EXPO technology, which expands to Extended Profiles for Overclocking. It results in faster gaming performance even at a resolution of 1080p. With best-in-class applications like PCIe, AM5, and Zen 4 architecture, AMD has maintained its legacy of serving as a platform that grows with its customers.