MSI indirectly via the Chinese social platform Weibo Approvedthat the official presentation of AMD Ryzen 7000 processors based on the Zen 4 architecture, as well as motherboards designed for it with socket AM5 processor socket, will take place on September 15th.
AMD itself had previously promised to introduce a new generation of desktop processors before the end of September. However, MSI has revealed the actual date for the first time.
Ryzen 7000 (Raphael) chips will replace the established Ryzen 5000 models. The release of the Ryzen 7000 will be one of the major firsts of this year. AMD has been supporting the current Socket AM4 platform for five years. The manufacturer annually updates it with new models of processors and chipsets for motherboards. However, the time has come for more drastic changes. Ryzen 7000 will not only receive the new Zen 4 architecture, but will also require the use of a new processor socket.
The Zen 4 architecture promises many benefits for the new Ryzen platform, including a 15 percent improvement in single-threaded performance and a 35 percent increase in overall operational performance, including multi-threaded. It is expected that the increase in IPC (the number of instructions executed per clock) in Zen 4 compared to Zen 3 will not be so significant – at the level of 8-10%. However, AMD wants to compensate for this by significantly increasing the maximum frequency of the new processors. If previous leaks are to be believed, the Ryzen 7000’s all-core frequency is around 5 GHz and peaks (multi-core) at up to 5.5 GHz.
Raphael processors get support for AVX-512 instructions for the first time for the Ryzen series. In addition, all models of the new series will be equipped with integrated graphics based on the RDNA 2 architecture.The company divided previous generations of Ryzen processors into conventional (CPU) and hybrid (APU). Only the latter featured integrated graphics, albeit at the cost of reducing the size of the L3 cache. The Ryzen 7000 models won’t have these sacrifices. The new generation of processors will receive both large cache memory and integrated graphics.
For the first time in five years Ryzen processors, a new generation of chips requires a new processor socket – socket AM5. It uses the LGA format and has 1718 pins. In other words, Ryzen 7000 will not be equipped with legs, but with contact pads, and the process of installing it on the motherboard will be similar to installing Intel processors. In addition, it should be noted that the current processor cooling systems designed for the current socket AM4 will be compatible with the new socket AM5. This has been confirmed by AMD itself.
New boards for Ryzen 7000 processors will be based on fresh chipsets. Low-end models are based on the B650 chipset, mid-range boards on the X670 chipset. And the flagship models get the X670E chipset, which consists of two B650 chips. One of the main features of the new AMD platform will be support for DDR5 memory, as well as a PCIe 5.0 interface for M.2 SSDs and discrete graphics cards.