One of the highlights of AMD’s 2022 Product Premiere showcase yesterday was when President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su pulled out a Ryzen 7000 chip, teasing the next-generation of Ryzen processors.
As confirmed by Su near the end of her presentation, the “incredible” Ryzen 7000 Series will comprise Zen 4-based CPUs that are built on a 5-nanometer process, with exciting new features such as support for DDR5 memory. These chips will sit in the new AM5 socket (LGA1718) and feature an updated heatspreader design.
AMD demonstrated the performance of one of its next-generation chips by showing a clip of Halo Infinite running in 1080p on a system powered by a pre-production 5-nanometer Ryzen processor with all Zen 4 cores running at 5 GHz. Oddly enough, the graphics card that was used in this demonstration wasn’t a Radeon RX 6000 Series GPU, but an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, according to the endnotes that can be seen at the end of the video.
AMD is on track to bring its first Ryzen 7000 Series processors to market this year. Enthusiasts should begin seeing them in the second half of 2022, according to Su and a slide that was shown at the end of the event.