AMD has presented the high-performance Ryzen 7000 processors based on the Zen 4 architecture, a new generation that starts from the same foundation as in Zen 3, but that also includes microarchitectural modifications to improve performance and consumption. In this sense, we must also highlight the advancements in efficiency that AMD has achieved, especially thanks to the addition to the 5nm core.
The new LGA1178 socket and AM5 platform will only work on motherboards with 600 series chipsets. This platform uses DDR5 memory and supports the new PCIe Gen5 standard, which is a significant evolutionary leap from the AM4 platform, which is limited to DDR4 and PCIe Gen4.
AMD will release the Ryzen 7000 on September 27, although on that date we will only see a handful of new models, all of them in the mid-range and high-end. If we want something cheaper, we will have to wait for the second wave of releases, which should include more processors and include non-“X” models as well as more basic versions at more reasonable prices.
AMD claims that the Ryzen 7000 improves the IPC by 13% compared to the Ryzen 5000, and can improve single-thread performance by 29% with its higher clock frequencies. The Ryzen 5 7600X will have 8 cores and 16 threads and will cost $399, the Ryzen 9 7900X, which will have 12 cores and 24 threads and will cost $699, and the Ryzen 9 7950X, which will have 16 cores and 32 threads and will cost $699.
The prices in Spain haven't been confirmed yet, but with the current economic situation, the strong dollar, and the taxes that will be imposed, it is clear that they will not be affordable.