AMD launches Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors with ‘Zen 4’ architecture

AMD recently revealed its long-awaited Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors that are powered by the new "Zen 4" architecture.

AMD recently revealed its long-awaited Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors that are powered by the new “Zen 4” architecture which promises even better performance for gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators.

The desktop processors feature up to 16 cores, 32 threads, and are built on TSMC 5nm process nodes. In terms of performance, users can expect up to 29% better single-core performance and up to 15% faster gaming performance in select titles with the top-of-the-line Ryzen 7950X (that’s compared to a previous generation processor).

To give you a better idea, the now current-gen consoles feature SoCs that are built on AMD Zen 2 — that’s two generations behind the current Zen 4 architecture. This means Ryzen 7000 series processors should boast much better gaming performance than even today’s powerful consoles.

Along with the new Ryzen lineup, AMD also introduces the new Socket AM5 platform which is designed for longevity with support through 2025.

“The AMD Ryzen 7000 Series brings leadership gaming performance, extraordinary power for content creation, and advanced scalability with the new AMD Socket AM5,” Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, Client business unit, AMD. “With the next generation Ryzen 7000 Series Desktop processors, we are proud to uphold our promise of leadership and continuous innovation, delivering the ultimate PC experience for gamers and creators alike.”

Here is the rundown of the new Ryzen 7000 CPUs:

ModelCores/ThreadsBoost10 /

Base Frequency

Total CachePCIe®TDPSEP (USD)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X16C/32TUp to 5.7 / 4.5 GHZ80MBGen 5170W$699
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X12C/24TUp to 5.6 / 4.7 GHZ76MBGen 5170W$549
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X8C/16TUp to 5.4 / 4.5 GHZ40MBGen 5105W$399
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X6C/12TUp to 5.3 / 4.7 GHZ38MBGen 5105W$299

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su shows new Ryzen Chip

Meanwhile, the Socket AM5 motherboard family features four new chipsets, including:

  • AMD X670 Extreme: Bringing the most connectivity and extreme overclocking capabilities with PCIe 5.0 support for graphics and storage
  • AMD X670: Supporting enthusiast overclocking with PCIe 5.0 support for storage and optional graphics support
  • AMD B650E: Designed for performance users with PCIe 5.0 storage support and optional graphics support
  • AMD B650: Designed for mainstream users with support for DDR5 memory and optional PCIe 5.0 support

Pricing and availability of the new AMD chips and chipsets in the Philippines will be announced soon.