We can expect to see AMD’s new AM5 socket desktop processor the Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” by this September. AMD will be gearing up to sell off there current stock desktop CPUs. AMD has the 4000 series and 5000 series to get rid of during the back-to-school sale season. Making way for the new Ryzen 7000 series this September.
AMD planned to release the Zen 4 based Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs Sometime around September 15. This was previously reported. Now Digitimes is hopping on the bandwagon. With reports that they expect AMD to launch sometime in mid-September. Digitimes is reporting motherboard makers are launching in this time frame to support AM 5 socket.
The Ryzen 7000 series codenamed “Raphael” will not only be supporting the new AM5 socket and is the second generation to be using this socket after the AMD 6000 series. It will also be powered by the all-new Zen 4 architecture. The support for new technologies doesn’t stop there as it will also include DDR5 memory and the new PCIe 5.0 interface. The CPU die is made using TSMC’s N5 technology. It is reported that there might not be much room for CPU overclocking but the new N5 process will help enable high clock speeds and larger caches from the get-go.
With TSMC’s new N5 technology adding higher clock speeds, and larger caches. We can expect to see a pretty decent performance increase and may make it to the top of the list for best gaming CPUs currently on the market. As of right now, they aren’t going to be rushing to release since they will be moving over to a new socket platform and don’t want to drastically reduce the total number of sales for the Ryzen 5009 series.
Trying to Launch before Intel
AMD will most likely not launch the full product line of the Ryzen 7000 series. AMD will still have a Ryzen 4000 and 5000 series on the market. This launch will most likely try to get ahead of Intel which will be launching their 13th generation “Raptor Lake” CPUs by the end of the year. AMD will most likely want to get a little head start on their latest and greatest before a major competitor comes in.
AMD typically doesn’t preannounce product releases months in advance. So we shouldn’t expect to hear much information coming from AMD in the immediate future. Hopefully, by the begging of September, we will hear some more concrete information regarding the Ryzen 7000 series.