May 18, 2022

AMD’s Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs Going Into Mass Production Later This Month: Expected Launch Late August-September

The next generation of AMD Ryzen 7000 processors will enter mass production by the end of the month. Based on the Zen 4 core architecture, these chips will be fabricated on TSMC’s 5nm node. The computing chips have already been mass-produced in Taiwan, while packaging is expected to begin in China in the coming weeks. The mass production of Epyc Genoa server processors is already underway.

the Ryzen 7000 processors codenamed “Raphael” will be the first 5nm chips to hit the PC market Later this year. Although the official roadmap puts the launch towards the end of the year, we could see a launch as early as August or September. This can be seen as a response to Intel’s new 12th Gen Alder Lake processors and upcoming 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors.

AMD will be at a bit of a disadvantage in multithreaded workloads this time around, as Intel plans to launch its next-gen Raptor Lake processors with up to 24 cores/32 threads (16E+8P). Team Red decided to stick with 16 cores at the top end for another generation. Ironically, single-threaded and gaming performance will be the main strengths of Ryzen 700 processors, segments where Intel chips have traditionally excelled. The core Raptor Cove architecture that powers Intel’s 13th Gen offerings is likely going to get some sort of refresh, so IPC (and single-threaded performance) won’t see a drastic change.