AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors have been reportedly rescheduled for a launch in the third quarter of 2022. This tip came from @greymon55, one of the most reliable sources on AMD’s next-gen Ryzen|Radeon lineups. Based on the Zen 4 microarchitecture and fabbed on TSMC’s 5nm (N5) EUV process node, these CPUs were originally slated for a late (Q4) 2022 launch.
Increased competition from Intel, and better than expected supply of TSMC’s 5nm wafers are the two likely factors driving this change. The announcement should now come during Computex 2022 in May-June. It’s worth noting that AMD also plans to launch the Ryzen 7 5800X3D featuring 3D stacked V-cache sometime between then and now. The additional L3 cache should provide a 10-15% performance boost in games without pushing the power envelop or the latency.
Intel’s client roadmap is also getting more and more aggressive. After the launch of the 12th Gen Alder Lake processors late last year, the chipmaker plans to launch the 13th Gen Raptor Lake-S processors later this year. Raptor Lake is expected to make minor architectural improvements to the Golden Cove core, and double the number of Gracemont cores.
AMD, to keep up with this, plans to launch the 3nm Zen 5 core architecture in 2023. These chips will be called the Ryzen 8000 or 9000 processors and likely feature a hybrid core design in one form of another.