AMD’s next-gen Ryzen 7000 processors are inching closer to launch, with mass production set to begin next month. As per Greymon55 (one of the most reputed sources on AMD hardware), all the necessary equipment and raw materials have been prepped by the packaging plants and mass production will commence in the next 30-40 days. It’s worth noting that the 5nm compute chiplets that are the primary component of AMD CPUs have already undergone mass production to allow the packaging step.
Just a couple of days back, we reported that AMD had manufactured early (engineering) samples of the next-gen Epyc Genoa server processors with Raphael (Ryzen 7000) yet to get the same treatment. This story is the answer to that particular report.
Mass production (or packaging) usually takes 4-6 months which means the Ryzen 7000 chips should be out and about by the last quarter of 2022. We’re looking at a September or October launch window, roughly two years after the release of the Ryzen 5000 processors.
AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors will adopt the AM5 platform which uses the LGA1718 socket, a drastic shift from the PGA socket the chipmaker has been leveraging over the past two decades. As the pins will be on the motherboard socket, there’ll be seeing fewer CPU RMAs and casualties. AM5 will support both DDR4 as well as DDR5, although it’s unclear whether AMD will actually enable it on the Raphael processors. PCIe Gen 5 support is also confirmed but once again, there’s a chance it might be removed from the client platform. Keep an eye out for more Ryzen 7000/Zen 4 news. As engineering samples are tested, we should start seeing more and more leaks.