AMD Ryzen 7000 Series

On August 30th, AMD’s Dr Lisa Su took to the stage to announce some big news. AMD Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs are on their way. We have watched, rewatched, and hung onto every word she and her colleagues said. I can tell you that the team here at Overclockers UK is hecking excited for this next generation of desktop processors. So, here are our highlights from this incredible update. 

AMD Ryzen 7000 Series announcement banner

Which Ryzen 7000 CPUs are Launching? 

Let’s get right to the best part: The upcoming products. Kicking off the AMD Ryzen 7000 Series are four desktop CPUs. We’re getting two Ryzen 9s as well as a single Ryzen 7 and 5, all optimised for gaming and creative performance. I’m not drooling, you’re drooling. 

Ryzen 7000 Performance

For a quick overview, here are all the stats and info we have on these processors so far. 

NameCore / ThreadClock SpeedsL2 + L3 CacheTDP
Ryzen 9 7950X16/32up to 5.7GHz boost80MB170W
Ryzen 9 7900X12/24up to 5.6GHz boost76MB170W 
Ryzen 7 7700X8/16up to 5.4GHz boost40MB105W 
Ryzen 5 7600X6/12up to 5.3GHz boost38MB105W
Screen grab from the AMD announcement showing stats

Straight off the bat, we can see some amazing details about the 7000 Series. All core performance boosted to over 5.0GHz and increased cache are just two of the new improvements. Overall, there is a ~13% uplift in IPC on the previous Zen 3 model. This can be largely credited to the new 5nm architecture. The die size may have decreased by 18%, but the overall design has been innovated to increase performance and energy efficiency. We love a good, sustainable design! 

Fastest Single Thread Performance

As the freshest processor on the market, it’s no wonder the AMD Ryzen 7000 Series are incredibly fast and out-perform their predecessors by a significant margin. But what is each processor designed for? Here’s a brief idea of how these incredible CPUs will be best put to use: 

  • Ryzen 9 7950X: This elite tier CPU is all about increasing performance for gamers and creators, alike. On average there is a 15% and 40% uplift in gaming and creating performance, respectively. With 16 cores and 32 threads with SMT technology, AMD describes this as their best “do-it-all” CPU. 
  • Ryzen 9 7900X: Remaining in the top tier, this CPU will be perfect for gamers who perhaps do a little creating on the side. 
  • Ryzen 7 7700X: Moving into mid-range, this CPU will shine in AAA gaming. It also offers a great price to performance point. 
  • Ryzen 5 7600X: This processor is all about mainstream gaming, at an affordable price point. Despite the lower core and thread count, this CPU still delivers high-performance gaming, as we saw in the F1 22 demo. (Timestamp: 8:15
AMD announcement screen grab with FPS for F1 22

Future Proof

A key takeaway from this AMD announcement is the future-proof nature of both Zen 4 and AM5. The fact that you can buy this tech now(ish) and still use it for upgrades in the future makes it very attractive indeed. 

Ryzen 7000 Features

Here is a cheeky glance at some of the Ryzen 7000 Series features: 

  • DDR5 support 
  • PCIe 5.0 on graphics and storage 
  • New overclocking software AMD EXPO 

It’s becoming clear that DDR4 has run its course and that, whilst still in its infancy, DDR5 is going to develop far beyond its current capabilities. Having Zen 4 and the Ryzen 7000 Series compatible with this new memory standard was a no-brainer. What’s more, AMD has developed a new software for overclocking memory: AMD EXPO. This will offer one click overclocking to enhance gaming and reduce latency. 

Additionally, this tech is going to support PCIe 5.0, for both graphics and storage devices. PCIe 5.0 SSDs are on their way, and no one wants to get left behind! 

AMD announcement Ryzen 7000 Series overview

When are the Ryzen 7000 CPUs Launching?

Ok, I can feel you chomping at the bit here. When can we get our hands on AMD Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs? Sooner than you’d think. September 27th mark it in your calendars, set the alarms, put a post-it on your monitor. Whatever it takes to cement that date in your head. I’m a post-it kind of gal, myself. 

Also expected to launch at the same time are the X-Series motherboards, with AM5 socket and X670 chipset, as well as 15 DDR5 RAM kits with AMD EXPO. A little further down the line, we’ll see B-Series motherboards launching in October.

Until Then..

Whilst we cross off the days on our calendars until September 27th, we can rewatch the announcement video and imagine how smoothly our gaming PCs will run. Perhaps even have fun speculating about the Radeon RX RDNA 3 teaser? 

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