AMD surprised us again by unveiling the Ryzen 7000 series of processors, in addition to a new integrated processor aimed at economical laptops, and new motherboards!
Computex 2022 was held during the past few days in partnership with major technology companies, as the participating companies revealed their plans in the coming period, in addition to some new news. But AMD surprised us by announcing its new Zen 4 processor, the Ryzen 7000 series. This series is the successor to one of the most successful CPU series, the Ryzen 5000. AMD also revealed its new integrated processor (Mendocino) for budget laptops, It is built on the Zen 2 architecture.
Ryzen 7000 Series Processors
During the AMD segment at Computex , Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, revealed the new generation of the Ryzen 7000 series of processors. This generation succeeds the Ryzen 5000 series, which achieved great success upon its launch, and this series continues to achieve competitive numbers to this day. In most performance tests. The new series, the Ryzen 7000, will feature central processors with up to 16 cores, and will be built on 5 nm Zen 4 chips from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. ( TSMC ), and thus this generation will provide the first 5 nm processors for personal computers.
AMD also indicated that this new series will announce the end of the AM4 port that AMD relied on in all previous Ryzen series, and the company will start a new port called “AM5 LGA 1718”. The mechanism for installing the new processor on this port will be similar to the mechanism adopted by Intel, where the pins are installed on the port instead of on the processor as is the case in previous Ryzen processors. Although it is a simple addition, this change will greatly help in reducing problems caused by improper installation of the processor, as it will reduce the possibility of breaking or bending these teeth during installation or storage of the processor, and will also eliminate the problem of the processor sticking to the cooler, which is a very common problem with Ryzen processors in previous generations.
AMD also revealed that the processors of this generation will all have integrated graphics processors, and these graphics processors will be based on the latest AMD graphics architecture, which is RDNA 2. Therefore, the processors of this generation can be considered as processing acceleration units (APUs), as they will provide performance that is acceptable to a large extent in Graphical processing in the absence of an independent graphics processor in the computer. This means that we are expected to see the production of homogeneous desktop computers from AMD, which fill companies and systems, as Intel was a leader in providing this type of desktop computer because of its computers with integrated graphics processors. However, AMD outperforms Intel by a very large margin for integrated graphics processors, as graphics processors in chipsets (APUs) compete with a number of independent graphics processors in economic categories.
AMD revealed that this generation of processors will offer up to 16 cores with 32 threads. This generation will support DDR5 RAM. This new generation also supports PCIe 5.0 lines with 24 CPU lines. Thus, this processor will offer very high speeds in dealing with huge files. AMD didn’t reveal all the details about its new Zen 4 architecture, but it did reveal that it will provide 1MB of L2 cache per core, which is double the memory available for Zen 3 processors.
In addition to increasing the capacity of L2 memory, AMD also aims in this generation to increase processor speeds, and this will be available thanks to the adoption of TSMC chips designed with low manufacturing accuracy up to 5nm to reduce power consumption and high heat, ensuring the continuity of the processor to work at faster speeds than previous generations. AMD has officially claimed that the speeds of this generation will exceed 5GHz. In the public review that included this processor, which was presented by Dr. Su, this processor was pushed to speeds of up to 5.5 GHz, which is a very large and noticeable development over the smashing success of the Ryzen 5000 processors to this day, which were operating at speeds not up to 5 gigahertz.
After these developments revealed by AMD, this generation will provide performance on the single track that exceeds the previous generation by 15%, on the performance scale of Cinebench R23 conducted by AMD to compare the Ryzen 5959X and the processor of the Ryzen 7000 generation, which contains the same number of cores (16 cores). . AMD also added that it has improved the AI-driven performance of these new processors by utilizing AI acceleration technology.
Integrated AMD Mendocino processor
AMD revealed its new integrated processor (APU), designed on the Zen 2 architecture with a 6 nanometer manufacturing accuracy. The company called this new processor “Mendocino”, and it will be aimed at laptops in the economy category.
The integrated graphics processor inside this chip will be based on AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics processing architecture, the company’s latest graphics architecture. Thus, this processor will provide a very acceptable performance in the gaming experience. AMD revealed that it aims to include this new processor in laptops in a price category ranging from 400 to 700 dollars, and therefore we can witness the first gaming laptops in the economy category using this new processor.
This new processor is designed on TSMC chips with a 6 nanometer manufacturing accuracy, which provides optimal performance in terms of energy and heat exchange, which is one of the problems faced by companies developing laptops due to the difficulty of using advanced cooling systems within the limited spaces of these devices. This processor comes with 4 cores and 8 threads, it provides excellent performance in CPU-dependent tasks or multitasking in general.
This processor also supports LPDDR5 RAM. Thanks to its low manufacturing accuracy at 6nm, this new processor offers outstanding performance in battery and power consumption, as AMD claims that this processor will provide a diverse laptop experience that lasts up to 10 hours before the battery needs to be recharged.
AMD did not reveal any other details, especially regarding the integrated graphics processor and the number of its cores, but it did reveal the date of its release, which will be in the last quarter of this year. Lenovo announced that it will use this chip in its new laptop, Ideapad 1.
AMD also revealed the new chipset that will support this generation of processors, which will include the AM5 LGA 1718 port. AMD indicated that these chipsets will support the installation of coolers compatible with the AM4 port. AMD announced three chipsets; B650 Economy Class, X670 and X670E Advanced Higher Classes.
These chipsets will support DDR5 RAM, as well as PCIe 5.0 lines. Support for PCIe 5.0 fonts in the B650 chip will be limited to storage units only, while it will include storage and graphics cards in the X670 chip, and all fonts will support PCIe 5.0 generation in the X670E chip.
AMD also indicated that the X670 chip will be suitable for overclocking enthusiasts, but the X670E chip will be intended for professionals overclocking, and AMD did not mention anything about overclocking the B650 chip; There is some concern about the possibility that this chip is not originally supportive of overclocking, unlike AMD, which has been distinguished by providing overclocking on all price groups, but it is still unknown because AMD has not revealed the full details of these chipsets.
AMD has announced that this new generation of processors will be released in the fall of 2022.
It seems that AMD is still intent on taking the lead after unveiling the Ryzen 7000 series of processors, from the limited numbers and details it announced about these new processors; We expect to see a new generation offering unbeatable performance to take the lead in the CPU market once again after the overwhelming success of the previous generation. Perhaps what really distinguishes AMD from competitors is its interest in the economic category, and even in the midst of announcing these leading processors, it also revealed an economic processor that may create a new economic price category for gaming laptops that were limited to the higher price categories only.