AMD officially launches their new Zen 4 Processors

Presented by Chair and CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, AMD today announces it's latest products the Zen 4 processors with 4 new architectures over 12 products.

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AMD named the 4 architectures products as follow:

Zen 4
  • Raphael
  • Genoa
  • Phoenix
  • Navi3
  • Bergamo
  • Next-gen Adaptive SoC


Highlighting the announcement is the latest AMD Ryzen™ 7000 series processors. The new Zen 4 processor offers a 5nm size offering more performance for gaming. Using the latest AM5 socket the next-generation processor will be able to support DDR5 memory and PCIe® 5.0. 

Comparing to the Ryzen™ 5000 series, the Ryzen™ 7000 series boosts +13% more IPC uplift, up to 5.7Ghz Max frequency and +29% Total Single Thread Performance.

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On their website, AMD shows the comparison of the latest AMD Ryzen™ 5 7600X vs. AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600X.

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Dr. Lisa Su also showcased 4 new Ryzen™ processors under the 7000 series family.

A product launch will not be complete without a comparison versus their competitor. Dr. Lisa Su also showed the performance gain of the latest AMD Ryzen™ 9 7950X vs. Intel Core™ i9-12900K on both Gaming and Creator performance.

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AMD Ryzen™ 7950X shows higher gain on both gaming and creator performance on selected software vs. the competing brand. Dr. Lisa Su emphasize the tremendous performance gain of the latest AMD Ryzen™ processor.

 AMD Ryzen™ 7950X also outshined the competing brand at energy efficiency on V-Ray® Benchmark 5 as it is 47% better.

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CPV and GM David McAfee on the other hand showed the latest AMD AM5 platform that will house the AMD Ryzen™ 7000 series processors.

AMD AM5 Socket is an LGA socket with 1718 pins, offering support on the latest DDR5 memory, PCIe® 5.0 for performance growth and a whooping up to 230W socket power delivery. David also mentioned that the latest socket will work with the AM4 coolers to ease platform transition.

With the launch of the next-gen processors, David announced the availability of the AMD AM5 motherboards. The flagship AM5 X670E and X670 to be available this coming September 2022 and the AM5 B650E and B650 on October 2022.

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Davin McAfee also showed one of the features for AM5 motherboards, the AMD EXPO™ Technology or EXtended Profiles for Overclocking. AMD EXPO enables one-click DD5 overclocking for Ryzen AM5 builds. It offers 11% enhanced gaming performance at 1080p, low-latency DDR5 down to ~63ns and are compatible with over 15 kits at launch with launch speeds up to DDR5-6400 from different brands.

Motherboards for AMD AM5 platform will be available with price starts at $125 USD and support planned through 2025+


And the announcement that all of us are waiting for, the availability and price of the latest AMD Ryzen™ 7000 series processors.

Ryzen™ 9 7950X = $699 USD
Ryzen™ 9 7900X = $549 USD
Ryzen™ 7 7700X = $399 USD
Ryzen™ 5 7600X = $299 USD

Will be available worldwide on September 27, 2022.

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Dr. Lisa Su, caps off the presentation with teasing the next-generation Radeon Graphics cards with RDNA3 architecture. AMD announced it will deliver 50% more performance per watt versus the current Radeon GPUs.

She also shown the world's public demo of Lies of P, a highly anticipated title from NeoWiz running at 4k and ultra high settings on a combination of the AMD Ryzen 7950X and AMD Radeon RX GPU with RDNA3 architecture pre production setup.

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