As promised, AMD announced new details on the upcoming Ryzen 7000 series processors based on the Zen 4 architecture at CES 2022, which is expected in the second half of 2022.
The manufacturer confirmed that the new processors will be manufactured in a 5nm process technology and will be equipped with a very unusual heatspreader cover, as you can see in the picture below.
The next Ryzen generation will support the latest DDR5 RAM standard and the PCIe 5.0 interface. AMD also showed a demo in which Halo Infinite (39:53 in the video below) was played on a system with an engineering sample of the Ryzen 7000 processor based on Zen 4. High frame rates were noted, but no specific figures were given. It was also said that all cores on the chip ran at 5 GHz.
The manufacturer also confirmed that future Ryzen processors will use the new LGA Socket AM5 processor, which has 1718 contacts. In other words, the new processors will not have contact legs but contact pads, and the process of installing them on a motherboard will be similar to Intel chips.
The company also determined that current processor coolers designed for the current AM4 socket will be compatible with the new AM5 socket.