AMD’s Zen 4/Ryzen 7000 Chips Are Coming in September

AMD Zen 4 chip lineup

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AMD’s new Zen 4 desktop CPU lineup is its first since supply chains have started clearing upand now it’s releasing in the middle of massive inflation. But that hasn’t stopped Lisa Su from coming forward with what, on paper, is looking to be the world’s new fastest set of gaming chips. At least until competition like Intel unveils its own next generation lineup.

To be fair, AMD’s initial lineup for its Ryzen 7000 desktop processors has been a bit of an open secret since the company accidentally leaked it in July, but Monday night’s event officially unveiled the first four of the company’s new desktop processors, provided pricing details, and confirmed that there’s not going to be a strictly middle-of-the-road option at launch.

What’s Coming in Zen 4?

AMD’s Ryzen 7000 line (which you can use interchangeably with Zen 4) of desktop processors will be the first desktop PC CPUs from any company that are based on a 5nm process, and they’ll be the first AMD CPUs to have boost clocks over 5GHz . Neither of those necessarily directly translate to more power, but the former points to a higher transistor load, and the latter to quicker data crunching, plus on-paper numbers that are more on par with Intel’s. AMD’s using that to call these the new fastest gaming chips in the world. Yeah, that seems true for now, but remember that AMD’s announcing it’s new chips first.

That doesn’t mean the Zen 4 chips don’t look impressive, though. AMD announced four CPUs, each of which will use the brand new AM5 socket. That means you’ll have to upgrade your motherboard for these chips, but you’ll also gain access to PCIe 5 and DDR5. As for the CPUs themselves, they include:

Ryzen 5 7600X


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