AMD Ryzen 7000 and X670 CPU Platform Launches Mid Q3, Intel Raptor Lake and Z790 Platform Late Q3, Rumored

AMD Ryzen 7000 and Intel Raptor Lake processors will face off in the second half of this year on all-new platforms. Intel and AMD have both confirmed a 2H 2022 launch for their respective platforms and also provided details on what to expect, but new information is coming in from Enthusiastic citizen on both platforms.

AMD Ryzen 7000 on X670 and Intel Raptor Lake on Z790 platforms are all ready for battle in Q3 2022

The AMD Ryzen 7000 family will be powered by the latest Zen 4 core architecture and will be supported on the X670 platform. Meanwhile, Intel’s Raptor Lake family will be powered by the new Raptor Cove cores and will be supported on the Z790 platform at launch. Each family has their own interesting information that has been leaked and you can see the rest of the details in the article below.

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AMD Ryzen 7000 and X670 CPU Platform – Expected Announcement at Computex, Launch Mid Q3 2022

Rumor has it that AMD may announce its family of 5nm Ryzen 7000 processors powered by Zen 4 as soon as Computex 2022, which is the end of May. The 600-series AM5 platform will also accompany the processors although the actual launch isn’t expected until the middle of Q3. So it will be a similar launch cycle to Ryzen 5000 with a much earlier announcement but retail availability in 2-3 months. weather. Based on this, the launch can be expected in August and this matches the rumors that mass production begins this quarter.

AMD Ryzen ‘Zen 4’ Desktop Processor Expected Features:

  • New Zen 4 processor cores (IPC / architectural improvements)
  • Brand New TSMC 5nm Process Node with 6nm IOD
  • Supported on AM5 platform with LGA1718 socket
  • Dual channel DDR5 memory support
  • 28 PCIe lanes (CPU exclusive)
  • TDP 105-120W (upper limit range ~170W)

Initial AMD Ryzen 7000 processors will not feature 3D V-Cache and will be supported on the AM5 platform which supports DDR5 memory. X670 motherboards will be introduced first, but the B650 line is expected to appear in late Q3 or mid-Q4 2022. Note that a B650 motherboard leaked yesterday, meaning board makers are already evaluating their next-gen mainstream designs.

Comparison of AMD Mainstream Desktop processor generations:

AMD processor family Code name Process Processor Processors Cores/Threads (Max) PDT Platform Chipset Platform Memory support PCIe support To throw
Ryzen 1000 summit ridge 14nm (Zen 1) 8/16 95W AM4 300 series DDR4-2677 Generation 3.0 2017
Ryzen 2000 Pinnacle Ridge 12nm (Zen+) 8/16 105W AM4 400 series DDR4-2933 Generation 3.0 2018
Ryzen 3000 Matisse 7nm (Zen 2) 16/32 105W AM4 500 Series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2019
Ryzen 5000 Vermeer 7nm (Zen 3) 16/32 105W AM4 500 Series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2020
Ryzen 5000 3D Warhol? 7nm (Zen 3D) 8/16 105W AM4 500 Series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 Raphael 5nm (Zen 4) 16/32? 105-170W AM5 600 series DDR5-4800 Generation 5.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 3D Raphael 5nm (Zen 4) 16/32? 105-170W AM5 600 series DDR5-4800 Generation 5.0 2023
Ryzen 8000 granite ridge 3nm (Zen 5)? To be determined To be determined AM5 700 series? DDR5-5000? Generation 5.0 2023

Intel Raptor Lake and Z790 CPU Platform – Launching Late Q3 2022 to Tackle AMD’s Latest Zen 4 Family

Intel‘s answer would come in the form of 13th Gen Raptor Lake central processors. The range is said to offer a huge boost in gaming performance thanks to increased L2 and L3 cache sizes.

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Expected Features of 13th Generation Intel Raptor Lake Desktop Processors:

  • Up to 24 cores and 32 threads
  • New Raptor Cove processor cores (Higher P-Core IPC)
  • Based on 10nm ESF ‘Intel 7’ process node
  • Supported on existing LGA 1700 motherboards
  • DDR5-5600 dual channel memory support
  • 20 PCIe Gen 5 lanes
  • Improved overclocking functions
  • 125W PL1 TDP (flagship references)

It is also said that multi-core performance will reach high double digits as processors will contain twice as many E-Cores. Although multi-threaded performance is comparable to AMD’s Zen 4, some workloads may be lacking as the single-ring bus interconnect will be pushed to its limit. The problem would be similar to Intel’s Alder Lake implementation where when the E-Cores are enabled, the ringing frequency cannot exceed the maximum clocks of the Atom Cores. What effect this will have on Raptor Lake remains to be seen.

As for the platform, Intel will support DDR5 and DDR4 memory and Raptor Lake processors will be compatible on 600 and 700 series motherboards. beginning of Q4 2022. The launch will first include the unlocked K-series range and flagship Z790 motherboards, followed by the more common non-K and 700-series boards in Q1 2023.

Comparison of Intel Mainstream Desktop Processor Generations:

Intel processor family Process Processor Processors Cores/Threads (Max) PDT Chipset Platform Platform Memory Support PCIe support To throw
Sandy Bridge (2nd generation) 32nm 4/8 35-95W Series 6 LGA1155 DDR3 PCIe Gen 2.0 2011
Ivy Bridge (3rd generation) 22nm 4/8 35-77W Series 7 LGA1155 DDR3 PCIe generation 3.0 2012
Haswell (4th generation) 22nm 4/8 35-84W Series 8 LGA1150 DDR3 PCIe generation 3.0 2013-2014
Broadwell (5th generation) 14nm 4/8 65-65W Series 9 LGA1150 DDR3 PCIe generation 3.0 2015
Skylake (6th generation) 14nm 4/8 35-91W 100 series LGA1151 DDR4 PCIe generation 3.0 2015
Lac Kaby (7th generation) 14nm 4/8 35-91W 200 series LGA1151 DDR4 PCIe generation 3.0 2017
Coffee Lake (8th Gen) 14nm 6/12 35-95W 300 series LGA1151 DDR4 PCIe generation 3.0 2017
Coffee Lake (9th Generation) 14nm 8/16 35-95W 300 series LGA1151 DDR4 PCIe generation 3.0 2018
Comet Lake (10th Generation) 14nm 10/20 35-125W 400 series LGA1200 DDR4 PCIe generation 3.0 2020
Rocket Lake (11th Gen) 14nm 8/16 35-125W 500 Series LGA1200 DDR4 PCIe generation 4.0 2021
Alder Lake (12th generation) Intel 7 16/24 35-125W 600 series LGA1700 DDR5 / DDR4 PCIe generation 5.0 2021
Raptor Lake (13th Generation) Intel 7 24/32 35-125W 700 Series LGA1700 DDR5 / DDR4 PCIe generation 5.0 2022
Meteor Lake (14th generation) Intel 4 To be determined 35-125W 800 series? To be determined DDR5 PCIe Gen 5.0? 2023
Arrow Lake (15th generation) Intel 20A 40/48 To be determined 900 series? To be determined DDR5 PCIe Gen 5.0? 2024
Moon Lake (16th Generation) Intel 18A To be determined To be determined 1000 series? To be determined DDR5 PCIe Gen 5.0? 2025
Nova Lake (17th generation) Intel 18A To be determined To be determined 2000 series? To be determined DDR5? PCIe Gen 6.0? 2026

Which CPU platform are you most looking forward to at 2H 2022?

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