AMD announced the Zen 4 architecture-based Ryzen 7000 series processors and the new AM5 platform at the Computex Taipei online conference today. However, this time is not an official release, and the specific specifications of the processor and platform have not been announced. The official launch time is this fall.
The new generation of Ryzen 7000 processors use Zen 4 cores and are built using TSMC’s 5nm process. The newly built Zen 4 core has doubled the L2 cache, and the capacity has been increased from 512KB to 1MB in the previous three generations of Zen architecture. The single-threaded performance of the processor has been improved by more than 15%, and it has a boost clock of 5GHz+. In the live game display, the clock of the Ryzen 7000 processor is basically above 5GHz, and the highest can reach 5.5GHz. In addition, the Zen 4 architecture further improves AI performance. Although it is not stated, it is estimated that it supports the AVX-512 instruction set.
The new AM5 platform will use the LGA 1718 interface instead, and finally, no socket pins are needed, and the native power support is increased to 170W. This indicates that the Ryzen 7000 processor will have a higher TDP, the heat dissipation hole distance is compatible with the existing AM4 platform, and users do not need to replace the radiator when upgrading the platform.
The AM5 platform can provide 24 PCI-E 5.0 buses for graphics cards and NVMe SSDs. If there is nothing unexpected, these 24 are provided by the CPU, that is, a combination of 16+4+4 or 8+8+4+4, the total number of PCI-E buses on the platform has not been announced. It can provide up to 14 USB 3.2 Gen 2*2 ports, support WiFi 6E, and provide up to 4 HDMI 2.1 or DisplayPort 2 ports for video output.
The first batch of AM5 platforms includes X670E
, X670, and B650 motherboards. The top-of-the-line X670E (Extreme) offers the best overclocking capabilities and mandates the full PCI-E 5.0 bus. The X670 can provide the PCI-E 5.0 interface used by the graphics card and NVMe SSD, but this is not a mandatory requirement. The B650 motherboard does not support the PCI-E 5.0 interface of the graphics card but can choose to support the PCI-E 5.0 used by the SSD.
releases a new platform this fall, Phison, Micron, etc. will also bring their PCI-E 5.0 SSD solutions together. According to the data given by AMD, continuous reading will be 60% higher than the current PCI-E 4.0 SSD. It has been confirmed that more than 10 manufacturers will launch PCI-E 5.0 SSD at that time.
The X670E motherboards of the board manufacturers are actually ready and will come with the Ryzen 7000 series processors this fall, and they should also take this opportunity to showcase their AM5 motherboards during the Taipei Computer Show.