AMD’s remarkable rise in recent years means it’s now one of the leading component manufacturers worldwide. Much of the growth has been led by its Ryzen CPUs, which have proven more than a match for Intel.
Like many component manufacturers, AMD isn’t shy when it comes to announcing long-term plans. Alongside the reveal of Ryzen 6000 Series mobile CPUs, the company confirmed its successor is on the way, even revealing some key specs. Here’s everything we know about the Ryzen 7000 Series at this stage.
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series release date
At AMD’s CES keynote in January 2022, the company confirmed that the Ryzen 7000 Series was on the way. It even committed to a rough release window – the second half of 2022.
Given the Ryzen 6000 Series has only just launched, AMD is likely to wait until CES 2023 to reveal new mobile chips. The 2022 releases are expected to focus on desktop CPUs, something we won’t be getting from the current generation.
However the company approaches it, expect AMD to stagger the launch of the Ryzen 7000 series. There tends to be a few months between desktop and laptop processors from the same generation – we’re not expecting that to change anytime soon.
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series pricing
There’s been no indication of how much the Ryzen 7000 series might cost so far. That’s hardly surprising – AMD only usually reveals pricing at the launch event. However, the suggested pricing for the latest Ryzen 5000 Series desktop CPUs gives an indication of how much you’ll pay:
Ryzen 9 5950X – £735.84/US$799
Ryzen 9 5900X – £505.61US$549
Ryzen 7 5800X – £413.51/US$449
Ryzen 5 5600X – £275.36/US$299
These prices represent a US$50 increase on the Ryzen 4000 series. There’s a chance you’ll be expected to pay even more for the next generation, given a new architecture and manufacturing process are being used.
Laptop-focused mobile chips are expected too, although they’re designed to be integrated into devices and not available as standalone components. How much you pay will therefore depend on the other specs, the brand in question and the retailer you buy from.
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series specs and features
Despite being so far ahead of its expected release, we already have a few key details regarding the Ryzen 7000 Series.
The first major source is AMD itself. At the Ryzen 6000 Series reveal at CES 2022, the company confirmed that Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs were in the works. We now know they’ll use a 5nm process, as well as debut the upcoming Zen 4 architecture.
A short clip from the January 2022 keynote was posted to the official AMD Ryzen Twitter account. This highlights the gaming performance you can expect while playing AAA games at 1080p, with all Zen 4 cores speeds apparently running at 5GHz:
See AMD Ryzen 7000 and Zen 4 in action with Halo Infinite! With beautiful gameplay and high framerates, AMD is excited to bring you the ultimate PC and gaming experiences. #AMD2022https://t.co/4GRGyPgedC pic.twitter.com/R6jEPOGxV6
— AMD Ryzen (@AMDRyzen)
January 4, 2022
Other key specs mentioned by AMD include support for DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5.0. These were both suggested in an April 2021 article by Guru3D.com, which pieced together several sources reporting on the CPUs. Key takeaways include a move to the upcoming Zen 4 architecture, as well as DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5.0.
A leaked roadmap, also uploaded by Guru3D.com, reveals more detail regarding AMD’s upcoming plans:
The article also mentions that all Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs will come with integrated graphics. This will likely be Navi 2 on the desktop ‘Raphael’ chips, before ‘Phoenix’ brings the new RDNA 3 solution to market. Phoenix will supposedly be pitched as the mobile solution that will eventually make its way into laptops, but it will be available in desktop PCs too. This is where we also expect the Ryzen 7000 G-Series to fit in, offering a high-end gaming experience on more affordable hardware.
In revealing the Ryzen 6000 Series, AMD confirmed its current processors would be exclusively for laptops and other mobile devices. The next generation of desktop CPUs will therefore be the Ryzen 7000 Series, which the company also revealed will use a new AM5 socket known as LGA 1718.
However, as Wccftech and other sources make clear, there are plenty of things we still don’t know about the Ryzen 7000 series at this stage. The maximum number of cores, max thread count and which server it will use still remain unclear.
We’ll update this article once more information is revealed. In the meantime, our guide to the Ryzen 6000 Series takes you through everything you need to know about AMD’s latest mobile CPUs.