Highly anticipated: We knew that AMD’s Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 processors have been arriving quickly. Thanks to firm boss Dr. Lisa Su, that timeframe has been narrowed down: earlier than the top of September, with many reviews placing September 15 as the precise date.
During AMD’s second-quarter earnings name, CEO Su confirmed that the extremely anticipated Zen 4 CPUs and the AM5 motherboards are set to launch within the present quarter, ending on September 30.
“Looking forward, we’re on monitor to launch our all-new 5nm Ryzen 7000 desktop processors and AM5 platforms later this quarter with management efficiency in gaming and content material creation,” Su mentioned.
Several retailers report that AMD will announce its next-gen processors within the first week of September (or the top of August) earlier than launching them on September 15. The CPUs have been beforehand anticipated to reach someday within the fall, which is between September 22 and December 22, so it appears AMD might launch its chips barely sooner than initially deliberate. You would possibly keep in mind that the Zen 3-powered Ryzen 5000 CPUs have been introduced in October 2020 and launched the next month.
Pricing for the Ryzen 7000 processors stays a thriller. While it ought to be taken with a grain of salt, Paul from YouTube channel RedGamingTech (through NoteBookCheck) has given some figures, although even he admits these might change earlier than launch, particularly if Intel pulls out some pricing surprises with Raptor Lake.
- Ryzen 5 7600: $229
- Ryzen 5 7600X: $299
- Ryzen 7 7700X: $349
- Ryzen 7 7800X: $449
- Ryzen 9 7900X: $549
- Ryzen 9 7950X: $799
The September launch date strains up with earlier rumors of Zen 4 arriving that month. It was additionally claimed the Ryzen 7000 chips would replicate the Ryzen 5000 sequence and skip the Ryzen 7 7700X within the preliminary launch lineup.
AMD guarantees Zen 4 can have a formidable 35% efficiency enhance over Zen 3 and include much-improved clock speeds. The processor confirmed off at Computex, believed to be a prototype of the Ryzen 9 7950X, ran at 5.5 GHz on “most” threads when operating a Ghostwire Tokyo demo, and the corporate later confirmed the CPU was not overclocked. AMD additionally mentioned the 3D V-cache know-how used within the Ryzen 7 5800X3D could be a part of the brand new sequence.
Elsewhere, Su mentioned its RDNA 3 Navi 3x graphics playing cards and 5nm Epyc Genoa server chips are on monitor to launch later this yr.
As for AMD’s monetary outcomes, the corporate lived as much as expectations and introduced a superb quarter that noticed income hit $6.6 billion, up 70% year-over-year, whereas its non-GAAP internet revenue was $1.7 billion, up from $778 million a yr earlier. It’s a stark distinction to Intel, which introduced a 22% year-on-year income decline of $15.3 billion and a $454 million internet loss. As a end result, AMD had briefly develop into extra beneficial than Intel, however Chipzilla as soon as once more has the bigger market cap.
The most up-to-date Steam survey confirmed AMD taking its largest processor share up to now (33%). That determine might climb even greater as soon as Zen 4 arrives.