After much anticipation over recent months, the cat’s finally out of the bag: AMD has revealed the Ryzen 7000, the latest and greatest in the company’s stable of chipsets. It will be crafted using a 5nm manufacturing process in its Zen 4 architecture, which will be a first in the PC landscape. This is a definite step up over previous Zen iterations which employed higher 7 and 14nm processes.
What is generating all the hype though? Well, it’s all about efficiency. In the simplest terms possible, lower nm means that less power will be needed to fuel the transistors. It leads to better power consumption overall and could even result in a greater ratio between processing power to electricity consumed.
5nm was previously already seen on mobile processors but this will be a first when it comes to PC usage. In their Computex showing seen here on YouTube, they’ve let the world know that the Ryzen 7000 chips can attain a speed of 5.5 GHz and up. That is overwhelming speed and could be the future of processors if thermals are found to be manageable. Improvements to the L2 and L3 caches are targets as well. Up to 16 Zen 4 cores can be outfitted onto the Ryzen 7000 family of chipsets. With this all in mind, improvements of at least 15% from the previous generation and 31% over Intel’s 12th-generation counterparts are expected.
A new 6nm I/O die will now be included on EVERY AMD Ryzen 7000 chip, which means that all of these will have some semblance of integrated graphics. We’ll be able to have enterprise systems without the need for discrete graphics cards. While efficiency is the name of the game, the AMD Ryzen 7000 is still rated at a higher TDP than its popular predecessor, the Ryzen 5000. This could possibly mean that the performance difference is so monumental that the increase in power draw is completely overshadowed in its wake.
Last but not the least, the AMD Zen 4 architecture will now accept PCIe 5.0 for those high-speed devices connected to the motherboard. What are your thoughts on the AMD Ryzen 7000? Let us know in the comments!