Ryzen 7000: Series production is said to have started

Series production of the Ryzen 7000 CPUs is said to have started. The market launch is expected in autumn.

Just a few days ago we reported a leak that is said to contain details about the upcoming Ryzen 7000 CPUs (Raphael) from AMD. The new chips based on Zen 4 are rumored to offer up to 16 cores and a TDP of up to 170 watts. AMD is said to have started series production of Ryzen 7000. The start of sales is planned for autumn. According to the renowned leaker

AMD has already started mass production. This is not unusual, even with the Ryzen 5000 there was about five months between the start of series production and the start of sales. With a bit of luck, the new chips could be on sale as early as summer.

Platform change and new features

AMD is planning a platform change for Ryzen 7000 aka Raphael. With AM5, a new socket on the mainboard would be required. In return, buyers get support for fast DDR5 RAM and PCI Express 5.0. AMD may also initially offer the option of running Ryzen 7000 CPUs with DDR4 RAM. This is how Intel did it. At the same time in the fall, AMD is also likely to launch its new graphics cards.

Zen 4 architecture and 5 nanometer process

Ryzen 7000 is said to be based on the Zen 4 architecture and to be manufactured at TSMC using the 5-nanometer process. The processors are expected to have up to 16 cores. Some of the cores should run at 5 GHz in the boost. Depending on the model, the TDP of the CPUs can be up to 170 watts. In principle, however, many chips with a TDP of 65 and 105 watts are also planned. Whether AMD also wants to give the Ryzen 7000 CPUs a V-Cache remains to be seen. A simple graphics unit with four compute units should also be installed.

Rumor: Ryzen 7000 CPUs with up to 16 cores at up to 170 watts

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