AMD Ryzen 7000 processors officially launch Fall 2022, top-end CPU 30% faster than 12900K

Written by Chad Norton on Mon, May 23, 2022 11:28 AM
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Computex is currently underway and AMD’s keynote just finished. As expected, the company announced their new series of processors were still on track to launch later this year, and even gave us a tease of the performance capabilities for the new Zen 4 architecture present in the Ryzen 7000 processors.

According to AMD, the Ryzen 7000 series of CPUs will still be officially launching in Fall 2022. Not many details about the next-gen processors are known yet, though AMD has revealed that the Zen 4 architecture promises a 15% or greater performance uplift over Zen 3 (Ryzen 5000 series).

AMD Ryzen 7000 specs and performance

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Once again, the top-end CPUs of the Ryzen 7000 series will feature a maximum of 16 cores. AMD even demoed the performance of one of their upcoming 16-core 32-thread Ryzen 7000 CPUs (likely one of the top-end models in the series) against Intel’s 16-core 24-thread Core i9-12900K, and beat it by up to 31% in a Blender test.

Plus, Zen 4 will come with double the capacity of L2 cache compared to Zen 3, and of course an increase in IPC (instructions per clock). Additionally, that same mysterious 16-core CPU was seen running GhostWire: Tokyo with some crazy fast clock speeds between 5.3GHz and 5.5GHz.

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We designed Zen 4 to run significantly faster than our previous generation,” said AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su, “and that increase in frequency can translate into a smoother gaming experience. And while this is just one example we're really excited for gamers to get their hands on our Ryzen 7000 series.

Some other exciting news for AMD fans comes in the form of integrated graphics. Traditionally, AMD has only offered their APUs with iGPUs, with most of their CPUs released without any built-in graphics capabilities. However, that will soon change as every Ryzen 7000 chip will include some form of integrated graphics.

AMD AM5 socket 600-series motherboards

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And of course, a new generation of processors means a new generation of motherboards will be needed. The new Ryzen 7000 series will sport the AM5 socket, and AMD announced 3 new board options for their new generation of CPUs: the X670 Extreme, X670, and B650 motherboards.

Each board has the typical prices and features you’d expect from the AMD platform, with the top-end X670 Extreme boards offering the most features and highest price points, and the X670 providing a good middle ground, and the B650 going for the more budget-friendly range. Unfortunately, however, the 600-series mobos will not support DDR4 RAM, so you’ll be forced to fork out for the new DDR5 memory kits.

X670 Extreme

  • "Extreme" overclocking support
  • PCIe 5.0 everywhere

X670

  • "Enthusiast" overclocking support
  • PCIe 5.0 Storage and Graphics

B650

  • "Mainstream price points"
  • PCIe 5.0 Storage only

Watch full AMD Computex 2022 keynote:

What do you think? Are you excited for the Ryzen 7000 series? How do you feel about the alleged performance improvements/uplifts? Are they better or worse than you expected? How do you feel about each CPU coming with integrated graphics? And how do you feel about the new motherboards only supporting DDR5 RAM? Let us know!

What do you think of the proposed performance gains for the Ryzen 7000 series?

Will you be upgrading your CPU this year?

Which AM5 motherboard are you more interested in?

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01:03 Jun-08-2022

The 12900K will be too old by the time 7000 Launches.. If the Bottom-end CPU was 30% faster than the 12900K, now that'd be something!

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07:55 May-26-2022

I am hoping to get a really power packed ryzen 7800X ? ah depends on the rest of the components and the cooling options provided with it, I am tempted to get a off the shelf AIO liquid cooler but lets see if there is a decent enough difference in performance.


also i heard rumors which were that the GPU included on the cpu would be near the level of RTX 3060M the lower tier version any truth to the matter? i am really hoping to build out my system my maxing out my spend on the system minus the GPU i would like to buy one a year later or so. last time i was caught up in the Crypto boom of 2017 where the rx580 was costing as much as a GTX1080 and i was super lucky cause literally 2 weeks later (maybe less) the GTX prices sky rocketed. So while i was lucky i was kinda force to lower my system spend and get a still out of my budget GPU. right now i dont know how long my current GPU might last (plus its out of warranty) so i am really hoping the GPU onboard is decent enough to help me hold out for some time. and honestly speaking a RTX 3060M level GPU even if its the lower perfomance tier version its still a damn decent GPU that can help me wait it out a year maybe 2 till i can save up for something massive again.

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08:14 May-28-2022

nah it is just for media stuff and just to have for troubleshoot porpuses it will not be for games for sure atleast from leakers suggested it will only be around 2 CU igpu

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13:36 May-25-2022

very misslieading article over here 30% faster in belnder doesnt make it 30% faster overall in that blender benchmark 12900k is also slower compared to 5950x by 22%

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14:00 May-25-2022

Zen4 seems to be Zen3 with AVX512 and an iGPU on "5"nm

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05:36 May-26-2022

don't forget the higher clocks, higher IPC, and larger l2.

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22:56 May-26-2022

I think all the "IPC" gain will be from the increased L2 cache and the higher frequency is from the "5"nm node compared to the "7"nm node.


AMD is trying to maximize yield and profits it seems.

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13:08 May-24-2022

I'll get this within the year. Just have to stack this one alongside the 8350, 2700x, 3800x, and 5800x.

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22:57 May-26-2022

Almost a complete stack. Just one 1800x missing. XD

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05:11 May-28-2022

I will actually get a picture of these four together this weekend before I head out on the road again.

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12:03 May-24-2022

thats a big assumption from one blender benchmark :D we will se real performance soon enough I guess.

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11:53 May-24-2022

Meanwhile I'm still on 1st gen

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12:45 May-24-2022

1st gen still plays games with 60fps+ as long as it's a 4 core/8 thread or higher, so I don't see a problem,

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13:09 May-25-2022

I mean it does still depend on the game but yeah most do without issue

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20:03 May-26-2022

I got a huge boost going from 1700x to 2700x, got an even bigger boost going from my 2700x to my 5800x, and all on the same GPU as well.

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19:52 May-23-2022

Time approaches when I'll have to finally retire the 5960X. Perhaps these will be a nice uplift :)

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16:40 May-23-2022

Since i just spent 650 bucks for my 5950x i think i will upgrade in 2026-2027, might have to change the whole PC by then

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16:18 May-23-2022

I think ill stick with my 5800x, if not 5800x3d, gpu upgrade is more important then CPU upgrade at this point. Vega 64 is getting a bit old now.

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12:53 May-23-2022

Seems like as of right now I am the only one who chose 'Okay' for the first question.


How can I choose Great or Good when we don't have pricing? Pricing has been absurd as of late and value proposition will depend on pricing as much as performance.


Companies these days are looking to hike prices with every new release instead of once every few generations. Pricing needs to make sense.

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15:27 May-23-2022

Pricing always makes sense, it's just not always good for the consumer.


There is no way that the Ryzen 7000 series will be cheap, nor their motherboards, neither is DDR5 right now cheap.


And it's been 5+ years since 6 core/12 thread became the mainstream, 4 core was mainstream for 6 years(2010-2016), in some ways we've stagnated. At least single core performance is improving at a decent rate.


I'n quite excited about the iGPUs though. Give me a 16-24CU 2.5-3.0Ghz RDNA2 GPU, I want a small PC. XD

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20:06 May-26-2022

X470 boards, like my CH7wifi was around 300$ or so, the x570 equivalent is around 500$. Huge boost for not much difference. I don't expect x670 boards to be cheap, at all.

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