AMD Ryzen 7000 series of processors to be announced on August 29
Over the past few weeks, plenty of rumours attempted to predict the release date for AMD's upcoming Zen 4 Raphael series of processors. The overwhelming consensus among insiders is that they could hit shelves sometime in September. However, AMD plans to announce them on August 29 at 7 PM Eastern Time.
The Ryzen 7000 series launch will be live-streamed on AMD's official YouTube channel, spearheaded by the company's CEO Dr Lisa Su, who will talk in-depth about the Zen 4 architecture and AM5 socket, which marks the return of LGA (Land Grid Array) socket on AMD processors.
OEMs could also take the opportunity to talk more about the next-generation B650 and X670 motherboards for AM5 processors, although some of the higher-end SKUs have already been revealed. AMD could even drop subtle hints about the RDNA3-powered Radeon RX 7000 series of graphics cards. However, they might not be formally announced until later in the year.
Unlike Intel's 13th-generation of Raptor Lake processors, the Ryzen 7000 series still is surrounded by a shroud of mystery. Rumour has it that Raphael will cost more or less the same as Vermeer (Ryzen 5000) while offering nearly the same core configurations. As far as performance is concerned, single-core clock speeds on some SKUs are slated to hit the 5.7 GHz mark, indicating that Zen 4 could truly give Raptor Lake a run for its money.