AMD Ryzen 5 7600X and AMD Ryzen 7 7800X are coming in September

Posted by Stefan on 2022-06-20, Last updated:
After we published a performance assessment of the new AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor last week, the well-known AMD leaker Greymon55 has now posted more informations via Twitter. He predicts the first four models of the new Zen 4 desktop generation, which AMD would like to present at the end of 2022. There is also an alleged release date of September 15, 2022.

Since at the end of the year new CPUs from Apple (most likely M2 Pro, M2 Max and M2 Ultra) as well as the 13th generation of the Intel Core i series (Raptor Lake) e.g. in the form of the Intel Core i9-13900 are expected, eyes are now directed towards AMD, which (if the release date remains September 15, 2022 ) will most likely be the first. Apple will most likely introduce its new Apple M2 processors in October 2022.

Greymon55 already wants to know all release models

As with the presentation of the Zen 3 (Vermeer) desktop processors, which were presented in the 4th quarter of 2020, only 4 processor models are to start again. The small number of models is not surprising in regards of the ongoing supply bottlenecks. In addition to a Ryzen 5 and a Ryzen 7 model, two Ryzen 9 models are expected.

The new lineup in detail

AMD did not directly confirm the number of CPU cores in its presentation, but speaks of a 16-core 32-thread processor for the top model. In our opinion, this should be the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X. Greymon55 also confirmed this as a top model in its tweet.

The four release models are said to be as follows:

  • AMD Ryzen 5 7600X (6 cores, 12 threads)

  • AMD Ryzen 7 7800X (8 cores, 16 threads)

  • AMD Ryzen 9 7900X (12 cores, 24 threads)

  • AMD Ryzen 9 7950X (16 cores, 32 threads)

An increase in the number of cores directly for the release of the new Zen 4 processors is becoming increasingly unlikely with the commitment to the four models. Since the new AM5 socket now supports a TDP of up to 170 watts (AM4 supports a maximum of 105 watts), processors with more CPU cores should also be feasible on the new platform. Whether and when AMD will bring this is uncertain.

First of all, it has to be shown how fast the new Intel Core i processors are, which are supposed to have double the number of E cores. Intel is primarily aiming for an increased performance in multi-core applications, where AMD is currently still superior.

No increase in CPU cores with AMD Raphael on release day

It can be assumed that AMD already has models with a higher number of CPU cores in its test labs. These could then be published relatively quickly. But AMD will look to both Apple and Intel for this. The current competing products are not a threat in multi-core applications.

AMD could only be forced to release a Zen 4 processor with more than 16 CPU cores when Apple again doubles the number of cores of the currently largest processor M1 Ultra (20 cores) with the M2 generation. The AMD Threadripper series may also fall under the table or the series will then be continued on the socket AM5 platform.

AMD has already proven that it can scale the cores very well with its EPYC server processors and the high-end Threadripper models. The latter are intended for enthusiasts and offer up to 64 CPU cores in the form of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

AMD Raphael supports DDR5 and PCI Express 5

The 12th generation Intel Core i processors (Alder Lake S) had already introduced DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 to the mainstream at the end of last year. The AMD Zen 4 processors will now also bring the new standards to AMD computers. With DDR5, AMD is said to directly support the DDR5-5200 standard, Alder Lake officially only supports DDR5-4800 RAM.

However, the new 13th generation Intel Core i processors are already said to support DDR5-5600 memory. Both AMD and Intel should be able to achieve even higher clock frequencies for the main memory modules via overclocking.

After Zen 4 comes Zen 4 with 3D cache and Threadripper

More than 16 CPU cores are currently not interesting for gamers, since the graphics card is limited beforehand and current games usually only use 6 to 8 CPU cores. The new Ryzen processors with 3D cache should be much more interesting for the gaming sector. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D showed a few months ago how much the cache affects gaming performance. The increased cache usually does not have a major impact on performance in applications.

© AMD, 2022

By the way, the Threadripper series seems to be on hold at the moment because the demand doesn't seem to be high enough. Only the "Pro" models for commercial use have recently been updated. Nevertheless, AMD also lists the Zen4 Threadripper series in its newest presentation. It is not yet known whether this is only the Threadripper Pro models or whether the series will be refreshed again.

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