AMD will launch a batch of new processors on April 20, including Ryzen 7 5800X3D and Ryzen 7 5700X, as well as some Zen 2 architecture products of Ryzen 4000. Of course, these new products are excessive products used to support the market before the arrival of the new Zen 4 architecture processor. The real focus, of course, is the launch of the Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 processor, code-named Raphael, in the second half of this year.
According to @Greymon55, AMD is preparing to start mass production of Zen 4 processors series processors as early as April or May. This means that there are only a few months left until the product launch if the Zen 4 processor still follows the release schedule of previous generations.
AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series Vermeer processors entered mass production in July 2020 and were officially launched in November of the same year, while the 3D V-Cache processors began production in November last year and will be officially launched next month.
Of course, since the previous processors were all based on the off-the-shelf AM4 platform, the new generation of Ryzen 7000 series processors will be upgraded to the AM5 platform. So the cycle from production to market may be longer than the previous 4 to 5 months but for sure, AMD may be ready to launch a new generation of processors early in the fourth quarter of this year, which will coincide with Intel’s 13th-generation Core processor Raptor Lake.
It is said that the TDP of the top 16-core 32-thread model of the Ryzen 7000 will reach 170W, and using TSMC’s 5nm process, it is also the first AMD processor with a boost clock that can run to 5GHz. The AM5 platform interface has changed from Socket to LGA, and the memory has also been upgraded from DDR4 to DDR5, supporting PCI-E 5.0. AMD will also integrate a set of RDNA2 architecture GPU in the processor this time. There will be up to 4 sets of CUs.