AMD confirms Ryzen 7000 processors with Zen 4 cores and Radeon RX 7000 GPUs based on its RDNA 3 architecture will arrive later this year
Dr Lisa Su has indicated that both the Ryzen 7000 and Radeon RX 7000 series will launch this year, two years on from the Ryzen 5000 and Radeon RX 6000 series. Announced during AMD's Q4 2021 results earnings call, AMD had already hinted at both product releases previously, such as at CES 2022.
Currently, few details are known about the Radeon RX 7000 series, although AMD is expected to utilise TSMC's 5 nm and 6 nm nodes. According to VideoCardz, AMD plans to release three Radeon RX 7000 GPUs, the Navi 31, Navi 32 and Navi 33, which it will use in the RX 7900 XT, RX 7700 XT and RX 7600 XT, respectively. Purportedly, all but Navi 33 will be Multi-Chip Module (MCM) GPUs, while Navi 31 is tipped to offer up to 2.5x the performance of Navi 21.
Separately, the Ryzen 7000 series should be a significant upgrade over AMD's current product stack. As AMD has discussed previously, it will base Ryzen 7000 processors on Zen 4 cores, which TSMC will fabricate on 5 nm nodes. Currently, AMD utilises 7 nm nodes for its Ryzen processors, so the switch to 5 nm should yield noticeable efficiency and performance gains.
The Ryzen 7000 series promises to bring DDR5 and PCIe support too, matching Intel's Alder Lake platform. However, Ryzen 7000 processors will only be compatible with Socket AM5, requiring people to purchase new motherboards. Unfortunately, Su did not provide any specific launch windows:
Turning to 2022. Demand for our product is very strong, and we look forward to another year of significant growth and share gains as we ramp our current products and launch our next wave of Zen 4 CPUs and RDNA 3 GPUs. We have also made significant investments to secure the capacity needed to support our growth in 2022 and beyond.