AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su is expected to unveil the company’s next-gen Ryzen 7000 CPUs on Monday during the Computex 2022 Keynote. Based on the Zen 4 core architecture and TSMC’s 5nm process, these chips will hit retail sometime in the second half of 2022. Much like the 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake processors, next-gen memory and I/O features will be supported, including DDR5, PCIe Gen 5, and RAMP (Ryzen Accelerated Memory Profile). Furthermore, they’ll also come with integrated RDNA 2 graphics, a first for mainstream Ryzen desktop CPUs.
There’s not a whole lot known about the Ryzen 7000 processors. We know that the IPC uplift will be similar to the previous generation, somewhere in the 15-20% region. Pair that with high boost clocks (5GHz), and you’ll easily yield single-threaded performance gains of 30-40%. Multi-threaded performance is set to take a backseat though, with the top-end Ryzen 9 7950X “still” maxing out at 16 cores and 32 threads. In comparison, Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors are going to feature 24 cores (8P+16E). This is unlikely to affect gaming performance as most titles don’t utilize the efficiency cores.