Computex 2022 | AMD Ryzen 7000 series to offer 2x L2 cache over Zen 3, 5 GHz max boost, and up to 15% gains in single-core
Article updated with official launch info
Edit: AMD has now confirmed that the 170 W metric actually denotes socket power or PPT and not the CPU TDP. This theoretically puts the maximum AM5 TDP at 125 W.
We've just seen speculated clock speeds of the upcoming Ryzen 7000 "Raphael" APUs from AMD. Now, AMD has made the Ryzen 7000 series official alongside the Socket AM5 platform. AMD did not delve into detailed specifications or available SKUs during the keynote but did offer some new information.
Ryzen 7000 is based on TSMC 5 nm and includes a new I/O die fabbed in 6 nm. By now, it is pretty much known that Ryzen 7000 will combine Zen 4 cores along with an integrated RDNA 2 GPU. The Zen 4 CPUs also support DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen 5. After years of Socket AM4, we finally transition to the new Socket AM5 with an LGA1718 pin layout that supports up to a 170 W PPT (package power tracking) and is compatible with existing AM4 coolers.
Zen 4 offers large L2 caches of 1 MB per core — 2x that of Zen 3's. A 15% gain in single-thread performance and 5 GHz+ boost clocks are indicated. According to the fine print, this was ascertained by comparing a pre-production 16-core Ryzen 7000 processor with a Ryzen 9 5950X in the Cinbench R23 1T test. It is worth remembering that AMD has demonstrated a Ryzen 7000 CPU running at 5 GHz on all cores during CES 2022. Also highlighted are new instructions for AI acceleration.
The top-end 16-core Ryzen 7000 package is comprised of two 5 nm Zen 4 chiplets and an I/O die. There does not seem to be space for a third chiplet. Therefore, rumors of a 24-core SKU for mainstream desktop are incorrect.
The AM5 platform offers up to 24 PCIe Gen 5 lanes storage and graphics, up to 14 USB 20 Gbps ports, Wi-Fi 6E, and up to a total of four HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2 ports. AMD also confirmed that there will be three chipsets supporting the platform at launch: X670E, X670, and B650. Board partners including ASRock, Asus, BioStar, Gigabyte, and MSI have all put out their flagship X670E offerings.
The AMD Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors along with AM5 platform motherboards are slated to arrive this Fall.
AMD Computex 2022 Keynote