If you are in the market for a new processor, I would recommend holding your horses. AMD is reportedly set to unveil the AMD Ryzen 7000 series by the end of this month, or 29th August, to be exact. Meanwhile availability is set for 15th September. That’s just about 22 days until we finally see exact details, and a bit over a month till when we can buy them.
AMD Ryzen 7000 series 29th August launch, 15th September availability
AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 series is hugely hyped up for a few reasons. Firstly, it is going to be the first to use the new AMD AM5 platform. This platform is slated to support DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, but most importantly, it also marks AMD’s return to a LGA socket. After many bent CPU pins, AMD is finally going with a LGA socket, which will possibly result in bent mobo pins instead of CPU pins. Heh.
Aside from that, the AMD Ryzen 7000 series is slated to bring a huge IPC improvement. Prior generations of AMD Ryzen processors have already offered nice improvements with increasing memory bandwidth, so the jump to DDR5 should bring forth a nice bump as well. Then there’s the next-gen 5nm process node that AMD will be using, which should enable improved efficiency and performance, on top whatever architecture gains that AMD is able to muster.
As it stands, AMD is rumored to see performance bumps of up to 40%, which should put it at least on par with the upcoming 13th Gen Intel Core “Raptor Lake” processors. I am definitely looking forward to the launch. Hopefully these rumors come true!