AMD Teases RDNA3, Reveals Ryzen 7000 CPU Price and Release Date

AMD revealed price, performance, some release dates and more about its upcoming RDNA 3 graphics cards and Ryzen 7000 series processors in action. Live broadcast “Together we invite you” on Monday.

Four CPUs with the new desktop processing architecture Zen 4 (codename “Raphael”) will be released on September 27, 2022. The flagship Ryzen 9 7950X chip costs $699 at launch and features 16 cores, 32 threads and a 5.7 boost clock. gigahertz.

A round-up of pricing, specs, and release date for the upcoming Ryzen 7000 series.
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The other three processors are the Ryzen 9 7900X (12 cores, 24 threads, 5.6 GHz) for $549, the Ryzen 7 7700X (8 cores, 16 threads, 5.3 GHz) for $399 and the budget Ryzen 5 7600X (6 cores, 12 threads and 5.3 GHz for $299 During the presentation, AMD claimed that Zen4 processors will have a 13 percent IPC increase over the previous generation Zen 3 (the Ryzen 5000 series ) have, up from 8-10 percent over the alleged increase in development teased at Computex 2022.

Other claims include up to a 29 percent increase in single-threaded performance, but take those predictions with a pinch of salt until they’re released and made available for external measurements. Some of the estimated increases are vague, such as a 6 to 35 percent increase in performance in games when comparing the new Ryzen 9 7950X to its predecessor, the Ryzen 9 5950X.

Expected improvements you can expect by upgrading from equivalent Zen3 processors.
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In terms of how long-time market competitor Intel fits in, AMD compared its latest performance to that of the Intel i9-12900K in the V-Ray benchmark, where the Zen 4 processor showed up to 47 percent better performance per watt and potential 57 percent improvement. Percent in RayTrac. Just remember that this is one standard among many, and AMD’s concern is to make this introduction attractive to consumers looking to upgrade their desktop PCs. We will get a more precise picture of the performance comparison when neutral benchmark tests can be carried out.

Scroll to compare the Ryzen 7000 to the 11th Gen Intel i9 processor.

As always, take standard slides from presentations with some proofreading to allow for third-party testing and review.
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While he’s absent from the show, AMD’s website confirms that all four Ryzen 7000 memory units will have integrated Radeon RDNA 2 graphics. Each Raphael CPU has two graphics cores, each with 64 streaming processors and a boost clock of up to 2.2 GHz. Before anyone gets excited about the gaming prowess, you probably won’t want to forego a full-fledged desktop graphics card in favor of this compact alternative, as the onboard GPU is only enough for tasks like basic content creation and display output.

There are a few key things from the show to keep in mind if you be Planning to upgrade or build a new PC soon. First, this generation of AMD processors will use the AM5 socket platform, which means you need to upgrade the motherboard. Prices for AM5 motherboards start at $125 and will be supported until at least 2025, which aligns nicely with the expected 2024 launch of the Zen 5.

That doesn’t mean AM4 is over. “We anticipate that AM4 and AM5 will coexist for some time,” Lisa Su said during the show. “You should expect us to build the entire AM5 stack as we did with AM4, but the build will take time and we want to make sure the cost items are correct as always.” she Do That means you’ll also need to plan for upgrading your system memory as AM5 takes over DDR5 RAM and drops DDR4 support.

The processors weren’t the only announcement as we also got a glimpse of the next generation of Radeon graphics cards. The AMD Radeon RX 7000 series will be based on a 5nm processing node and the flagship model is said to have a Navi 31 GPU with 12,288 Stream processors and up to 24GB of GDDR6 memory, although this is still speculative information. AMD’s generous information about its new processors didn’t extend to upcoming graphics cards.

Lisa Sue teasing the RDA4 GPU on stage.

A sneak peek at the RDNA4 graphics card, which looks similar to AMD’s Enterprise Edition GPUs.
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AMD CEO Lisa Sue reiterated previous claims that the new GPU architecture will deliver a 50 percent increase in performance per watt over RDNA 2, and during the presentation confirmed that at least one Radeon 7000 device is running and testing, noting that that his performance looks “absolutely gorgeous”. . ”

The design looks identical to the previous generation flagship cards, with an all-black color scheme and RGB lighting similar to the Radeon RX 6950XT. The next-gen model shown during the presentation was not named, nor was the power connector shown, although the triple-fan design and card thickness suggest it would be a high-end model.

Other expected features include advanced chipset encapsulation, redesigned compute units, improved graphics pipeline, and next-gen AMD Infinity Cache. The next generation of AMD Radeon graphics cards are also slated to launch by the end of the year, although no specific launch date has been announced.

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