The Ryzen 7000 could arrive earlier than expected to deal with Intel Raptor Lake-S

The launch of the Ryzen 7000 processors, based on the Zen 4 architecture, was initially scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year, but new information suggests that AMD would have accelerated its plans in order to arrive a little before. If this is confirmed, the launch of these new processors would take place in the third quarter of the year.

The information makes a lot of sense, really, especially since that early release of the Ryzen 7000 in the third quarter of 2022 would allow AMDto arrive just in time to compete with Raptor Lake-S, the next generation of high-performance desktop processors from the chip giant. As many of our readers will remember, Raptor Lake-S will keep the P-core (high-performance) and E-core (high-efficiency) design, and also the 10nm node, as it will be a tock on Alder Lake. -S, that is, it will bring performance improvements.

Although we do not yet have a specific date, the source of this information has dared to affirm that the launch will take place before September 22, which means that the Ryzen 7000 could arrive between the first and second week of that month. It is important to remember that the Ryzen 5000, which was an overwhelming success, hit the market in November 2020, which means that they have been on the market for a while, and that by the time the Ryzen 7000 launches, they will be very close to being released. two years of life.

Ryzen 7000 and Zen 4 architecture: 5nm, higher performance and new platform

Ryzen 7000

The Zen 4 architecture is going to mark an important leap for AMD, and for the high-performance microprocessor sector. The Sunnyvale giant confirmed that it will maintain the chiplet as the basis for the development of its Ryzen 7000 processors, but these will bring very marked changes at the microarchitecture level that will allow an increase in the IPC (instructions by clock cycle), and will be manufactured under the TSMC 5nm process, which should result in a significant improvement in terms of efficiency.

The Ryzen 7000 will also be accompanied by a new platform that will be an important update of the veteran AM4. The new AM5 motherboards will use a new LGA-type socket (gold plated contact array), which will mean the abandonment of the PGA socket (pin grid array) that had been using up to the Ryzen 5000, inclusive. Compatibility with DDR5 memory, and support for the PCIE Gen5 standard, are other of the most important innovations that this new platform will introduce.

If AMD repeats the strategy we saw with the current generation, the AM5 platform should have a useful life of at least four generations of processors, although keep in mind that this is not confirmed, and that it is a simple estimate that I have done looking at the useful life that the AM4 platform has had (it has been compatible with the Ryzen 1000, Ryzen 2000, Ryzen 3000 and Ryzen 5000). I do not want to end without reminding you that, in theory, all Ryzen 7000 will come with an integrated GPU based on the RDNA2 architecture, a very important novelty since previous generations did not have an integrated GPU (except for serial APUs). G).