During their 2022 product premiere, AMD showcased their next-generation Ryzen 7000 desktop processor.
Ryzen 7000 (Zen 4): AMD tests prototype with Halo Infinite.
AMD held a conference at CES where they announced the Ryzen 6000 series for notebooks while leaving time for a few other announcements as well.
The red team confirmed the arrival of a new generation of Zen 4-based desktop processors, which will be the Ryzen 7000 series. These new chips require a new AM5 socket, which also changes the design to LGA. This change is significant because the pins are now on the socket rather than on the processor, a design similar to Intel processors.
A prototype of the Ryzen 7000 series, which had 4 cores, was tested by AMD with the video game Halo Infinite. The CPU was paired with a motherboard of unknown origin and about 32 GB of DDR5 memory running at 4800 MHz.
The processor, which will belong to the “Raphael” architecture (Zen 4), ran at a speed of 5 GHz across all cores. Apparently, AMD has managed to reach the 5 GHz speed for the first time on the desktop with the Ryzen 7000 series. Higher single-core clock rates are to be expected, so we could see chips from this series running at 5.2 or 5.3 GHz on a single core.
The video game Halo Infinite ran at 1080p and high settings, although we don’t know any more details about the frame rate. It is worth noting that the game did not run on an integrated GPU, but on Nvidia’s RTX 3080.
The Ryzen 7000 series and AM5 motherboards are scheduled for launch in the second half of 2022.