AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors based on the Zen 4 architecture to be launched a lot sooner than earlier anticipated
So far, the only next-generation AMD parts we've got a glimpse of are the Ryzen 6000 series Zen 3+ processors, which are centred around their shiny new RDNA2 iGPU. The real upgrade is slated to arrive in the form of the Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series, confirmed by AMD head honcho Dr Lisa Su herself. Twitter leaker Greymon55 gives us a better idea about the tentative Ryzen 7000 Raphael series launch date.
Rumours from earlier suggested that the AMD Ryzen 7000 Raphael series of processors based on the Zen 4 architecture would launch in Q4, 2022. However, Greymon55 says that AMD could let some information about the processor slip at Computex 2022, scheduled between May 24 and May 27. The full announcement will happen in Q3, 2022, with sales shortly after, with one estimate prophesizing that the processors could hit shelves as early as July 2022. OEMs have already begun churning out AM5 motherboard samples, as well. AMD's decision to launch the Ryzen 7000 Raphael series of CPUs early has supposedly stemmed from Alder Lake's stellar success.
Zen 4's early arrival will undoubtedly receive a warm welcome, but it still leaves unanswered questions about when RDNA 3-based graphics cards will be out and about. Greymon55 says that it is hard to tell at this point, but we can expect it to drop around the same time as Nvidia unveils its Ada Lovelace/Hopper offerings, aka the RTX 4000 series. Historically, they have been end-of-the-year events, and there's no reason things will be any different this time around.