AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 platform support added to HWiNFO

Popular PC hardware status and diagnostic utility HWiNFO has added support for the upcoming AMD AM5 platform, which will be AMD’s ecosystem support for the company’s upcoming Zen 4 processors that will will power the Ryzen 7000 series. Updated to version 7.2 Even today, AMD’s AM5 support suggests a release window for AMD’s latest platform within three to six months, because that’s what has historically happened. with new hardware version support updates.

Release Notes

Along with other improvements, the latest HWiNFO 7.2 supports the upcoming AMD Zen 4, Socket AM5 Ryzen 7000 series processors. (Image credit: HWiNFO)

AMD announced the AM5 platform and Zen 4 “Raphael” family of processors at CES 2022, providing a broad “second half” launch window for the new platform. However, HWiNFO’s latest update suggests the launch will be closer to mid-year – provided manufacturing, supply and market conditions are adequate and barring any last-minute production issues.

The upcoming Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” processors and AM5 platform will introduce support for PCIe 5.0 as well as the (still) notoriously expensive DDR5 memory subsystem. This support – along with DDR5 supply and pricing – could lead AMD to delay or segment product launches for their next-generation consumer products.

AMD has confirmed that Raphael will be manufactured on TSMC’s 5nm node, which offers a 30% power reduction or 15% performance improvement along with a 1.8x increase in density compared to the 7nm process. which AMD currently uses in its Ryzen 5000 chips. The company further demonstrated an unknown Zen 4 processor running Infinite Halo in real time – with cores exhibiting boosts beyond 5 GHz. But the memory subsystem is an increasingly important component to CPU architectures and their performance characteristics – hence AMD’s tricky position on pricing.

HWiNFO and some other restricted diagnostic utilities, such as AIDA, are important pieces of software whose developers tend to have access to never-before-seen hardware information months before its actual availability in the market. This is done so that consumers actually have utilities that can help them troubleshoot and diagnose the silicon pieces they have acquired as soon as possible, in addition to providing important information regarding power consumption and temperature. This update for AMD’s Zen 4 is all the more significant given AMD’s investment in power-saving technologies and automatic overclocking – the utility would likely be unable to assess this information correctly without software support, if at all.

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