AMD Teases 5nm Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

During its CES 2022 presentation AMD teased its next-generation Ryzen processors with renders of its upcoming 5nm Zen 4 chips that will come with Ryzen 7000 branding and a new radical design that will drop into the new AM5 LGA socket. The completely redesigned integrated heatspreader (IHS) has cutout along its edges to accommodate the unique SMD / capacitor layout.

AMD Ryzen 7000

AMD also demoed a Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” chip that was running Halo Infinite. They showed the chip hitting 5.0 GHz on all cores during the test. These new Ryzen 7000 chips will drop into a new AM5 socket which supports both PCI-Express 5.0 and DDR5. This puts the platform on par with Intel Alder Lake. Of course this is a big departure from the previous Pin Grid Array (PGA) AM4 sockets we have been used to. Now we have a Land Grid Array (LGA) AM5 socket with 1718 pins (LGA1718). Even though we have a new socket AMD says the socket will support AM4 coolers.

AMD AM5 Platform Raphael

AMD expects Ryzen 7000 series processors to ship in the second half of 2022.

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