AMD has officially introduced the newest Ryzen 7000-series CPUs, claiming the finest gaming processors for USD 699 internationally on September 27, 2022.
The top-of-the-line AMD Ryzen 9 7950X will sport a 16-Core, 32-thread processor and will cost USD 100 less than the Zen 3 Ryzen 9 5950X.
The AMD Ryzen 7000 series is built on TSMC’s 5nm technology, and the new Zen 4 core architecture provides users with a number of AMD firsts, including PCIe Gen 5 bandwidth and DDR5 memory capabilities.
Along with the AMD Ryzen 7000 Series, the AMD Socket AM5 and AMD 5 Motherboards are now available. The main attraction of this new AM5 socket was the conversion from a PGA to an LGA-based socket, providing the AM5 a 1718-pin LGA socket with up to 230W socket power delivery headroom. For those asking about compatibility, coolers from AM4 sockets are compatible with AM5 motherboards, but other features, such as DDR4 RAM, are not.
The new motherboard lineup released will include the X670 Extreme, X670, and B650. The highest tier includes two PCIe 5.0 slots and one m.2 NVMe SSD port. The basic X670 motherboard will include a variety of characteristics depending on the OEM partner, such as ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Gigabyte, or MSI. It should be noted that the B650 will not have PCIe 5.0 slots and will instead employ PCIe 4.0 slots.
Processors from AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Series
The AM5 motherboard selection is also intriguing. AMD revealed three new processors: the X670 Extreme, the X670, and the B650. The X670 Extreme is the top-tier model, with two PCIe 5.0 slots and one M.2 NVMe SSD port. The standard X670 motherboard feature sets will differ based on the OEM. However, the B650 will not use PCIe 5.0 at all. Instead, it will utilise PCIe 4.0 slots, making it the least expensive of the three options.
Along with its PH SRPs, some OEMs have produced an X670E version of the AM5 motherboards.