Companies with all the big players meeting in Taiwan, AMD did not dissapoint detailing the new Ryzen 7000 CPUs as well as the new AM5 platform and socket which the newest B660, X670 and X670 Extreme platforms will use, but that is another story. For now let’s focus on what AMD had to say about Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 based CPUs.
The things to focus on are the fact that they are claiming 15% performance boost in single threaded tasks over Zen 3 or Ryzen 5000 parts. Also, the fact that it pushed 5.5 GHz while playing Ghostwire: Tokyo is quite impressive even if this is single threaded, considering the last gen Ryzen 9 5900X hit 4.8GHz boost out of the box.
Unless AMD was running exotic watercooling or a sub-zero cooling set up the new Ryzen 7000 CPUs are absolutely incredible.
A large change here too is 4 CUs of RDNA2 graphics in all CPUs. This isn’t going to make a great AAA gaming experience, but this is absolutely nice to have to run extra monitors, troubleshoot, and maybe get some older esports titles to run nicely.
4 CUs isn’t going to cost AMD a whole lot extra to throw on the CPU or take up that much space, but will add a lot of utility for those who might not want to fork out the extra cash and might not need a super powerful graphics card.
For reference, the Steam Deck has 8 CUs of RDNA2 graphics, though we have no idea what the new Ryzen 7000 CPUs will be clocked at compared to the Steam Deck.
DDR5 seems like it will be mandatory for all motherboards but this shouldn’t sting as hard as it did for Intel since stock has improved significantly. Overall this is pretty fantastic and AMD might have once again taken the crown from Intel with the new Ryzen 7000 CPUs, but I’d advise you stay tuned for our further coverage.
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