AMD Introduces Ryzen 7000 Desktop Processor With New AM5 Platform

At its product premiere earlier today, AMD announced a ton of Ryzen and Radeon products for laptops and desktops. All of the new processors launched over the next few months are based on Zen 3 or the new Zen 3+ cores, but AMD ended with a teaser for Zen 4 as previously reported. AMD introduced an unspecified Ryzen 7000 processor with an all-new design.

The new processor uses a new LGA (land grid array) socket design and appears to have pins on all sides visible from the top of the processor. This will be the first time that AMD has switched to an LGA-type socket, having used PGA for the last generations of Ryzen.

It also means these new processors won’t work with existing motherboards, but that’s to be expected at this point. So far, all Zen cores have been designed for the AM4 platform, which debuted in 2017. It’s already a long time to support the same platform, so it’s no surprise to see AMD switch to a new design now. Ryzen 7000 processors will launch alongside the new AM5 platform in the second half of the year.

While AMD hasn’t shared a ton of details on the new Ryzen 7000 processors, we do know that they will be based on a 5nm process, making it the smallest architecture available for a desktop processor at home. ‘actual hour. They will also support DDR5 RAM and PCIe Gen 5, as you would expect for a new platform.

As a first glimpse at the power of these processors, AMD showed a video of Halo Infinite’s multiplayer running on the new processors. According to Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, the game was running at 1080p, and it seemed to perform just fine. While it wasn’t entirely clear during the presentation, the game likely ran on the CPU’s built-in graphics, which makes the demo impressive considering Halo Infinite is quite a demanding game. Su also mentioned that all processor cores are running at 5 GHz, speeds that are currently not available on AMD’s desktop processors without overclocking.

It will take a little longer for these new processors to be available, but in the meantime AMD today launched the new Ryzen 7 5800X3D, a high-end processor with 3D V-cache technology that promises significantly increased performance. This processor will be launched this spring.

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