Channel partners won’t have long to wait for details on AMD’s much-anticipated 5nm Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs, which will be based on the new Zen 4 architecture.
In a livestream event on AMD s YouTube channel, AMD chair and chief executive Lisa Su along with chief technical officer Mark Papermaster will provide details on the next-generation Zen 4 architecture for the upcoming Ryzen processors.
Additionally, AMD will disclose details of its new AM5 socket platform, which will also be used with the the latest Ryzen 7000 series processors.
The AM5 platform will support DDR5, the next-generation PC RAM standard, as well as PCIe5, a serial expansion bus standard for connecting a computer to one or more peripheral devices.
Ahead of AMD's announcement, memory vendor Kingston announced DDR5 FURY Renegade 5 products, with up to 6400 mega transactions per second performance, and CL32 latencies.
Anticipation for AMD’s latest offerings has been building for months.
Su teased the Ryzen 7000 launch at CES 2022 in January and later unveiled the new releases at Computex Taipei 2022 in May.
During her keynote address at Computex, she said the improvements to the Zen architecture will allow for more performance, more features and further capabilities for the company’s desktop PC products.
She pledged the new Zen 4 Core would deliver 15 per cent better performance over the previous-generation architecture and would make significant advancements in power management.
While AMD and rival Intel have both broken the 5 GHz speed barrier in laptops, the Ryzen 7000 series will be the first desktop chips to deliver that top-tier performance.
The AM5 platform will also support 6E Wi-Fi connectivity, up to 24 PCIe 5.0 lanes for storage and graphics, up to 14 SuperSpeed USB with 20 Gbps and Type-C connectors, up to 4 HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2 ports.