AMD used Computex 2022 to reveal its Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors, which use the Zen 4 architecture and are capable of running at over 5GHz.

The Ryzen 7000 series chips use an all-new Zen 4 architecture based on an optimized 5nm process and include support for AMD RDNA 2 graphics, DDR5, and PCIe 5.0. AMD doubled the L2 cache to 1MB per core, increased single-threaded performance by more than 15%, and expanded the available instruction set to support the chips being used for AI workloads.

During the presentation, AMD had a Ryzen 7000 chip running at 5.5GHz and used a Blender multi-threaded rendering workload to show that it's 30% faster than an Core i9-12900K.

The other key factor in the future success of the Ryzen 7000 series is the new AM5 socket, featuring a 1,718-pin LGA design capable of supporting processors with up to a 170W TDP, and offering dual-channel DDR5 memory, and a new SV13 power infrastructure. AMD also squeezed 24 PCIe 5.0 lanes into the AM5 platform, included support for up to 14 USB 3.0 ports of varying types, four HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2 ports, and Wi-Fi 6E.

Three levels of AM5 motherboards will be offered carrying the names B650, X670, and X670 Extreme. B650 is the standard motherboard with support for PCIe 5.0 storage. X670 is aimed at enthusiast overclockers with PCIe 5.0 storage and optional graphics card support. Finally, the X670 Extreme motherboards promise to have the most connectivity options, "extreme overclocking capabilities," and support for two graphics card slots plus two PCIe 5.0 storage slots.

AMD is planning to launch Ryzen 7000 desktop processors in the fall and already has AM5 motherboards confirmed from ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI.

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