AMD unleashes blazing fast Ryzen 7000 series CPUs

August 30, 2022
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I feel the need for speed! AMD today launched its highly anticipated Ryzen 7000 series of desktop processors based on its Zen 4 architecture. And these new CPUs are faster than we thought.

This new lineup has four SKUs in total for now, and they will be available on September 27.

The company took the wraps off its new series of processors at a special event, claiming higher than expected performance. At least, higher figures than what we were told at Computer in June. These new chips boast not only a higher IPC but a beefier single-threaded bump.

Here is the big launch:

Leading the charge is the 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen 9 7950X, which is followed by the 12-core, 24-thread Ryzen 9 7900X, and the 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 7700X, and finally the 6-core, 12-thread Ryzen 5 7600X.

They are priced at $699, $549, $399, and 299 respectively.

AMD Ryzen 7000 Launch

AMD says that the flagship 7950X is up to 57% faster than its predecessor, the 5950X in Chaos V-Ray. Meanwhile, compared to the Intel i9 12900K, the new chip is impressively 62% faster. That it does this while consuming 47% less power thanks to the 5 nm process is icing on the cake.

AMD Ryzen 7000 Launch

And contrary to earlier pricing rumors, the Ryzen 9 7950X hits store shelves at a full $100 below the original price of its immediate predecessor, the Zen 3 powered Ryzen 9 5950X.

AMD Ryzen 7000 Launch

The chip giant hypes these new chips as gaming power houses, thanks to a 13% IPC lift and high boost clocks that go all the way up to 5.7GHz. So much so that it touts even the Ryzen 5 7600X as offering better gaming performance than the Core i9 12900K.

AMD Ryzen 7000 Launch

That’s not to say, the new Ryzen 7000 series CPUs are slouch in high-performance computing workloads.

Thanks to support for AVX512 instruction set among other architectural enhancements, these new processors are extremely powerful in HPC workloads.

AMD Ryzen 7000 Launch

All in all, this new line of processors is a breath of fresh air for the hardware market that has been waiting for the new generation to launch. Intel is not too far off with its upcoming 13th generation lineup that will take to the skies as Raptor Lake.

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