Not being stuck on a 10nm+ process would certainly help in performance
AMD has officially announced the Ryzen 7000 series of processors for desktop PCs. These new processors are based on a Zen4 architecture, AM5 platform, and a 5nm TSMC process. The latter would help in cooling down the processor and lessen overheating, keeping performance in tip-top conditions.
There are four CPUs announced. Namely, the Ryzen 5-7600X, Ryzen 7-7700X, Ryzen 9-7900X, and the slightly more powerful Ryzen 9-7950X. Pretty simple and straightforward naming, unlike the blue team.
The main differences between all these processors are their power efficiency, cores, speed, and threads. For instance, the Ryzen 5-7600X features a hexacore CPU with 12 threads clocked at up to 5.3GHz and 4.7GHz, respectively.
These processors, if you’re updated with AMD’s releases, are very similar to that of the previous Ryzen 5000 series, albeit with more expensive price tags and a few modifications. Obviously, the most expensive being the Ryzen 9-7950X. A processor composed of 16 cores and 32 threads. Alone, this costs USD 699 (~Php 39.3K)
Despite their similarities, AMD claims that their is a significant boost in performance, especially in games. The company tested these new CPUs in four games. These include the most popular titles like DOTA 2, Tomb Raider, Borderlands 3, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive. At least for CS:GO, there is a 13% better performance output than the 5950X of last year’s. However, it’s better to wait for third-party reviewers so we can truly see its true performance.
The company has also tested its performance on rendering methods. For POV-Ray, there is a 45% performance improvement over its predecessor.
These processors are powered by AMD’s newest platform, the AM5. This socket platform can provide the CPU of up to 230W more power because it is based on a 1718-pin LGA socket connection which the company claims that it allows for an easier installation. It is compatible with AM4 coolers and supports DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5.0 storage. AMD is also highlighting longevity. According to the company, these new processors are supported until 2025. That’s 3 years after the launch and could possibly be supported even after that year has ended.
AMD is also dropping support for DDR4 RAM and that these newer processors would not come with a cooling fan. So get to buying that cooling system!
Finally, let’s discuss the Zen 4 architecture. This architecture is based on a power-efficient TSMC 5nm process. In comparison to the previous-gen Zen 3, this new architecture provides a 13% IPC performance increase, with 29% performance gain on a single thread. This provides clock speeds of up to 5.7GHz and 62% lower power consumption while also providing the same performance.
Speaking of efficiency, the Ryzen 7000 series provides 49% better performance while also consuming lower amounts of power versus its predecessor, the 5000 series. This is thanks to a more efficient processing technology that Intel somehow doesn’t want to leave alone.
These processors would be available for retail on September 27. Knowing high tax tariffs, these processors would probably sell for a higher price in the Philippines. In the US, it starts at USD 299 (~Php 16.8K) for the Ryzen 5 series.
Source: Advanced Micro Devices