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*UPDATED* AMD Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 release date, pre order & price

AMD CEO Lisa Su confirms AMD’s 5nm Zen 4 architecture is coming in the second half of 2022, and it will debut on the Ryzen 7000 series of CPUs. Here’s everything we know so far.

Updated: Sep 20, 2022 8:58 am
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Zen 4 is on the way in the form of Ryzen 7000 series CPUs and the internet is abuzz with the latest Zen 4 news. It’s hard to believe AMD released its very first Ryzen CPUs in 2017.

They were based on the brand new Zen architecture built from the ground up specifically for Ryzen. This is where AMD turned the tide and began to dominate the CPU market as we know it. 

Zen 4: Where to buy? If you’re looking to buy a Zen 4 CPU, check out our Zen 4 where to buy page.

Latest News: AMD has confirmed the release date of Zen 4 CPUs as September 27th. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su confirmed this. This was confirmed at AMD’s latest event “together we advance PCs”.

AMD Zen 4 CPU prices have been leaked. VideoCardz received anonymous information revealing what looks to be the Ryzen 9 Zen 4 CPU packaging, and some information regarding the pricing for AMD’s next CPUs. See below for details.

With the Zen 4 CPUs arriving coming this fall, possibilities surround the potential of AMD releasing their Zen 3D chips that cater more towards budget builds.

We’ve seen AMD introduce the Ryzen 7 5800X3D which includes a brand-new 3D v-cache which introduces an enticing array of CPUs that could release with the new Zen 3D technology being introduced. We know that there’s going to be a Zen 4 3D V-cache variant at some point next year.

READ MORE: AMD could be releasing highly anticipated Zen 3D CPUs before Zen 4 processors

Check out our Zen 4 release date page for more details.

Since then we have seen six new generations of Ryzen CPUs, the latest of which is the 6000 series, an adaptation of the current architecture Zen 3 into Zen 3+. 

This set of CPUs is set to release in laptops that AMD announced at CES, in January this year. They said the laptops would launch around February 2022, so you can expect to see them any day. 

Want to know more about the AM5 socket? We have an article for that. Here’s everything we know so far on AM5
Or does the Ryzen 6000 series tickle your fancy? Try everything we know about AMD Ryzen 6000 series article.

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Some of the topics we will be discussing in this Zen 4 article are: 

  • What is Zen 4?
  • Zen 4 release date 
  • Zen 4 features
  • Zen 4 socket
  • Zen 4 news 
  • Zen 4 leaks

Check out our “best AM5 motherboards” if you want to find the best motherboard pairing for your brand new Zen 4 CPU.

02/09/22 – Samples of Ryzen 7000 series CPUs should be getting shipped out soon, we expect to receive ours shortly.

06/09/22Zen 4 and the AM5 review embargo has been confirmed as the 26th of September 2022, meaning we should be getting review samples within the next week or so.


Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series where to buy pages

Here are our individual Zen 4 where-to-buy pages.


Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series release date

The release date of Ryzen 7000 series CPUs has just been confirmed by AMD as September 27th, 2022. This was announced by AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su in AMD’s “Together we advance PCs” event held on the 29th of August 2022.

Zen 4 is about to bring the highest performance metrics we have ever seen out of a CPU generation. With the release date information, we’ve also seen the specs and prices of all four Zen 4 CPUs released. The Ryzen 7000 series CPUs are going to take the industry by storm. We already know the performance uplifts Zen 4 supposedly has over the Intel Alder Lake flagship.


Latest AMD 7000 series Zen 4 news

Here we will display all the latest news around the Zen 4 CPUs themselves, or anything that may affect their release or performance. Take anything marked as a “rumor” or “leak” with a pinch of sale, as the information did not come from an official source.


AMD Ryzen 9 7950X is already on sale in China

As it turns out, Chinese gamers don’t need to wait for the AMD 7000 series to officially release. The Ryzen 9 7950X was spotted on sale for 5999 Yen, that’s a little over $850 USD according to VideoCardz. A high price to pay for a $699 CPU, but it is available a week before the sale embargo.

Ryzen 9 7950X on sale in china

The Ryzen 7000 series is set to go on sale on September 27th all around the world. With the review embargo being set a day before, so consumers have 24 hours to see how the 7000 series performs for independent reviewers.


AMD confirms Ryzen 7000 series price, performance & specs

AMD recently hosted a “Together we advance PCs” event on its YouTube channel where it finally announced all the details around Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series CPUs.

Ryzen 7000 series announced

There was plenty of information revealed at AMD’s event. Here are some snippets, if you want the full rundown, check out our article: AMD Ryzen 7000 series price, performance, and specs.

Price: The price of each Zen 4 CPU is as follows:

  • Ryzen 9 7950X – $699
  • Ryzen 9 7900X – $549
  • Ryzen 7 7700X – $399
  • Ryzen 5 7600X – $299

Performance: Geekbench 5.4 single-thread performance vs 12900k

  • 12900K ~ 2040 points 
  • 7600X ~ 2175 points 
  • 7700X ~ 2225 points
  • 7900X ~ 2250 points 
  • 7950X ~ 2275 points

Release date: The release date for the Rzyen 7000 series stands on September 27th, 2022.

7000 specs and price

There are much more details to be had on the page we created covering the event.


MSI leaks Ryzen 7000 series installation video

MSI has been pretty loose-lipped around the whole AM5 motherboard release, as this is the second major leak we’ve seen so far from them.

We know you’ve noticed that the above video is not on MSI’s YouTube channel, that is because the video has since been taken down for obvious reasons. Thankfully another YouTube channel “Overclcoking_com” managed to download the video before the take-down happened, and re-uploaded the video on their own channel for us all to see.

The video depicts the installation and uninstallation of a Ryzen 7000 series CPU into an unknown AM5 socket motherboard (likely an MSI motherboard, obviously).

We can see the Zen 4 ENG_SAMPLE in all its glory, whacky IHS and all.

Check out the full story here: MSI leaks Ryzen 7000 series installation video.


AMD Ryzen 7 7700X pictured

An image of the Ryzen 7 7700X sitting snugly in an all-new AM5 socket has surfaced on the AnandTech forums.

AMD Ryzen 7700X
Soruce: AnandTech, Cortexa99

Thanks to user Cortexa99 over on the AnandTech forums, we get to see the Ryzen 7 7700X in the flesh. This is the first time a Zen 4 CPU has been pictured not in the hands of AMD. We can see the CPU’s “strange” design, specifically the IHS, allowing compatibility for older AM4 motherboards. We just hope that older coolers are going to be enough to cool the higher-end Ryzen 7000 series CPUs.

Video: AMD Ryzen 7 7700X image leaked


AMD confirms Zen 4 CPUs & AM5 AMD EXPO to be unveiled on August 29th

AMD has announced a Livestream to be held on AMD’s Youtube channel to officially unveil the next generation of Ryzen 7000 series processors. The event is called “together we advance” and should shed some much-needed light on the new generation of tech from AMD.

AMD August 29th press event announcing Zen 4 and AM5

The event is to take place on AMD’s Youtube channel on August 29th at 7 PM ET / August 30th at 1 AM CET. 

Here’s the press release put out by AMD announcing the event, if you’re interested in learning more about the event.


AMD pushes back Ryzen 7000 series release to September 27th

AMD now plans to release its Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series CPUs and accompanying AM5 motherboards on the 27th of September 2022. 

The release of AMD’s Zen 4 CPUs has now been pushed back to September 27th, according to Wccftech’s sources. This is interesting considering the new release date aligns with Intel lifting the veil on its Raptor Lake CPUs. 

This is a bold move for AMD, sacrificing a near two-week head start just to stick it to Intel if that isn’t a power move, we don’t know what is.

Check out more information here in our “AMD pushes back Ryzen 7000 series release to September 27th” article. 


Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 CPUs are listed online

Twitter leaker @Momomo_US has spotted Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 CPUs and preliminary prices listed on the Canadian website PC-Canada.

Ryzen 7000 series CPU prices

The 7000 series Zen 4 prices are listed in CAD but there’s a rough USD conversion displayed.

If you want to read more into the subject, take a look at our “Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 CPUs are listed online in Canada” article.


AMD Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 CPU prices have been leaked

Old News: AMD’s Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series CPU prices have been leaked anonymously to VideoCardz. Interestingly enough, so has the packaging for the Ryzen 9 series of Zen 4 processors.

AMD RYZEN 7000 RYZEN 9 PACKAGING
Image Source: VideoCardz

Although somewhat vague, the leaked packaging image came with some information regarding the pricing of some Zen 4 SKUs, specifically the “High-end” ones. We dew up this table based on the information we have around the Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series pricing.

Alleged Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 pricing leak

Interesting to see the Ryzen 7 7800X on the list, as we’ve had no confirmation from AMD nor leakers that it exists. But we still have no idea what its specifications or release date might be, as AMD has seemingly tried it’s best to keep the Ryxen 7 7800X under wraps.

You’re obviously going to be paying a pretty penny for AMD 7000 series CPUs, but we expected that. If the Zen 4 processes deliver on their promise of around 35% performance increases across multithreaded workloads, we’d say a small price hike is justified.

Read our full story on Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 CPU prices have been leaked, to learn more.


AMD hosts “meet the experts” webinar

AMD hosted a webinar on its website where five motherboard manufacturers converged to discuss their latest AM5 motherboards.

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This insight into AM5 gave us a little clue about what we can come to expect of AMD’s Zen 4 CPUs. Some of the features include USB4 support, 10GbE Ethernet, and detailed power staging information for each board. Read our full article covering the event here: Manufacturers reveal information on their X670E and X670 AM5 motherboards.


FinalWire press release states Zen 4 support to be added to Aida64

In a press release, Finalwire said they’re adding official support for AMD’s Zen 4 and AM5 motherboards in its latest AIDA64 v6.75 release. Here is the press release:

Press Release: FinalWire Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 Extreme 6.75 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; the immediate availability of AIDA64 Engineer 6.75 software, a professional diagnostic and benchmarking solution for corporate IT technicians and engineers; the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business 6.75 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Network Audit 6.75 software, a dedicated network audit toolset to collect and manage corporate network inventories.

This addition of support from Finalwire’s AIDA64 suggests we’re mere months away from release. It’s looking like the September 2022 release projections may be accurate.


AMD Zen 4 CPUs could launch all at once

Moore’s law is dead on Youtube has reported that all AMD Zen 4 CPUs could release all at once when September rolls around.

Popular leaker “Moore’s law is dead” on Youtube claims that AMD is currently planning on launching the entire AMD Ryzen 7000 line-up simultaneously, rather than opting for the staggered release we’ve come to expect. 

Read more: Every AMD Zen 4 CPU may all launch at once


What is AMD Zen 4? 

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Not much is known about the Zen 4 architecture just yet but we do know that Zen 4 is a CPU architecture designed by AMD and it is said to be much improved over its predecessor Zen 3. AMD has even made claims that the Ryzen 7000 series of CPUs are up to 30% faster than the previous generation of CPU, Zen3.

Zen 4 will be built on a smaller process than Zen 3. Zen 3 is built on a 7nm process whereas the Zen 4 architecture will be built on a 5nm process. 

What is an nm process? 

Briefly, an nm process refers to a method in semiconductor manufacturing known as photolithography, where the image of a CPU is etched onto a piece of silicon.

The exact method of how this is done is sometimes referred to as the process node and is measured by how small the manufacturer can make the transistors that are essential to the CPU’s operation. These transistors are measured in “nm”. This is a very important measurement to consider when attempting to determine a PC’s performance.

The physics of smaller transistors

In very simple terms, the smaller the manufacturer can make the transistors, the less power they require to function and the less resistance they have to face as there’s less physical material for an electrical current to traverse. 

In turn, all these things make for a more power-efficient chip. The smaller the transistors, the more you can pack onto an IC (integrated circuit), leading to more computations per second.

Smaller transistors also switch faster with fewer electrons required to form the conducting channel below the gate of the transistor, between the source and drain.

In Zen 4 CPU architecture the transistors are smaller, we call the measurement of transistors a “nm process” smaller transistors allow AMD to fit more into each IC.

More transistors are made for more instructions per cycle (IPC) which determines how powerful or how many instructions a CPU can compute per cycle.

Back to Zen 4

As Zen 4 is constructed on a much smaller nm process, the efficiency increases and so does the power. With the CPU most likely be the same size.

We can assume there will be a greater number of transistors packed into the same footprint allowing the CPU to make many more billions of calculations per second. This is why everyone makes a fuss over the nm process – it’s a pretty big deal. 


Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series Specs

As far as we know, there are four Ryzen 7000 series CPUs releasing on the 27th of September 2022. These are the Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, and the Ryzen 5 7600X. There’s still no sign of the Ryzen 7 7800X

Ryzen 9 7950X 

The Ryzen 9 7950X is designed to be the best flagship AMD has ever created The 7950X has a large core count of 16 cores and 32 threads, it will also have a very high base core frequency of 4.5GHz, and a boost clock speed of 5.7GHz. That’s bound to bury the Alder Lake-based 12900KS

The 7950X also has a huge 170W TDP (65W higher than any Ryzen 5000 series chip). As for Cache, the Ryzen 9 7950X comes with a massive 80MB total chip cache, 64MB from L3, and 16MB from L2 (1MB per core). 

Ryzen 9 7900X 

The Ryzen 9 7900X is the little brother of sorts to the 7950X and will come equipped with a 12-core 32-thread setup. Not only that, but the 7900X will come equipped with base and boost core frequencies topping 4.7GHz, and 5.6GHz respectively.

The CPU retains the same 170W TDP as the 7950X. As for CPU cache, the 7900X has 76MB of cache (64MB L3 and 12MB of L2) 

Ryzen 7 7700X 

The Ryzen 7 7700X come sporing an 8-core 16-thread configuration, this CPU is definitely designed for gamers with a smooth 4.5GHz base frequency and a massive boost frequency that tops out at 5.4GHz.

The 7700X has a lower TDP of 105W (The same as the flagship Zen 3 CPU, the 5950X). And as for the 7700X’s cache, we have a total of 40MB, 32MB of L3 cache, and 8MB of L2. 

Ryzen 5 7600X 

The 7600X features base and boost CPU core frequencies of 4.7GHz and 5.3GHz respectively, with a TDP of 105W, which is a little high for a budget CPU. But it’s a sacrifice you have to make if you want performance. As for cache, the 7600X will feature 38MB of total cache (32MB of L3 and 6MB of L2). 


Zen 4 7000 series release date “Fall 2022” confirmed by AMD

Dr. Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, has announced at CES 2022, that the release date for both Zen 4 CPUs and AM5 motherboards will be scheduled for Fall 2022, meaning we could see Ryzen 7000 CPUs hit the shelves as early as September. Check out our AM5 piece for more details

Here is a historical list of AMDs recent CPU architectures: 

  • Zen – March 2017
  • Zen 2 – August 2019
  • Zen 3 – November 2020

This follows no specific pattern and it’s hard to deduce a release date from this data alone.

However, a recent tweet from Twitter leaker @Broly_x1 says the release date and announcement could be around September 2022.

We think this could be correct as another prolific Twitter leaker has emerged tweeting about Zen 4’s release date.

Greymon55 (who has posted AMD roadmaps in the past) suggests that the 7000 series Zen 4 CPUs release will not be in Q4, despite AMD’s indications.

Greymon Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series Q4

Greymon Zen 4

Ryzen 5 7600X proves to be 11% faster than Ryzen 9 5950X

Twitter user @TUM_APISAK found a six-core AMD Ryzen engineering sample listed in the Basemark benchmark database.

Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series 7600X to be 11% faster than 5950X

Since the CPU is a six-core model and installed into an AM5 motherboard, it leads us to believe that the engineering sample is indeed a Ryzen 5 7600X.

According to Notebookcheck, in the Basemark GPU 1.2 with the “High” preset, and OpenGL 4.5, the 7600X scored 10,526 points with the minimum, maximum, and average FPS figures coming in at 39.52, 163.12, and 105.27. When using the Vulkan rendering API, the test scores increased to 93.55 (min FPS), 182.45 (max FPS), and 120.76 (average FPS).

Another Twitter user @harukaze5719 plotted a nice graph to help us better understand the performance of this new Ryzen sample. And compared to the Ryzen 9 5900X, the 7600X looks very impressive. If these are the kind of gains we can see from the low-end, imagine what the high-end SKUs can achieve.

7600X vs 5950X
Source: harukaze5719/Basemark

One thing is odd, however, the base speed of the 7600X should be higher than 4.4GHz. We don’t believe that this will be the final core speed output of the Ryzen 5 7600X.


The following sections contain older news

The sections below contain news of an older origin but still attribute to everything we know about AMD Zen 4 CPUs.

Zen 4 getwinder leak

To substantiate these claims we have another leak suggesting Zen 4’s release date, and this comes all the way from the Chiphell forum by a user named “getwinder”. Getwinder has hinted at more than just the release date though.

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besides the release date, getwinder hinted at IPC increases alongside peak and full core frequency increases.
although we aren’t too sure what previous architecture this is based on, whether that be Zen 3 or Zen 3+.

IPC stands for instructions per cycle and is exactly how it sounds, it is the measure of how many instructions a CPU can complete in one clock cycle.

This differs from clock speed as clock speed is the number of cycles a CPU can complete per second. Both of these aspects are integral to a CPUs performance but not one more than another.

You need a healthy mix of both IPC and clock speed for a well-balanced and speedy CPU.

If like getwinder suggests we see an 18% IPC improvement, peak frequency increases of 7%, and full core frequency improvements of 8.7%, in a 7950x over the 5950x for example.

That’s a 7900x that can theoretically push 5.4GHz and sustain 5GHz all-core. That’s massive and could offer even more exciting results if these numbers happen to be based on the Zen 3 rehash Zen 3+.


AMD Zen 4 7000 series release date: Mass production

Twitter leaker Greymon55 suggests that the AMD Ryzzen 7000 series CPU will enter mass production as early as April – May. This lines the CPU up for an August – September release date if AMD production history is to repeat itself.

Rapheal Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series to enter mass production

Zen 4 pre-production and Q3 2022 launch (rumour)

Wccftech reports that announcements regarding AM5 and Zen 4 CPUs are expected to be delivered at Computex 2022, one of the world’s largest tech conventions that usually takes place at the end of May.

based on information gained from a user on a Chinese website Enthusiastic Citizen The Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 CPUs will likely launch alongside the X670 series of AM5 motherboards sometime in mid-Q3 2022.

This looks like a similar launch cycle to the Ryzen 5000 series of CPUs. If this is true it looks like an August release might be on the cards. This is in line with rumors of Zen 4 entering mass production early this quarter.


Zen 4 HWINFO Compatability

Twitter leakers aren’t the only source of news when it comes down to the release date of a technology.
HWINFO has recently added support for Zen 4 and AM5 in its latest patch v7.20.

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With HWINFO adding support for Zen 4 7000 series AMD CPUs alongside support for the AM5 platform, comes a possible release window. Historically support for new technology is added to HWINFO three to six months prior to that technologies release.

This means a mid-year release for Zen 5 and AM5 could be on the cards yet.

Zen 4 & AM5 will only support DDR5 RAM

There have been many hints by AMD in the past that AM5 and the Ryzen 7000 series will be based around the DDR5 memory standard. Recently, AMD’s representatives in AMD’s ‘meet the experts’ webinar confirmed that Raphael will be AMD’s first DDR5-based platform. 

CapFrameX to support AMD will not be DDR4 on launch

This could drive up the upgrade cost significantly and make Zen 4 unavailable to those on a budget. The prices of DDR5 are sky-high right now but are on a downwards path towards more manageable costs.

Will it have returned to normal by the time Zen 4 releases sometime in the next few months?

Intel has a significant advantage here offering both DDR5 and DDR4 versions of their LGA 1700 motherboards, allowing users the choice to either stick with DDR4 or invest in DDR5.

Moving from DDR4 to DDR5 will require a motherboard upgrade however since DDR4 and DDR5 do not follow the same connection standard.


Zen 4 OpenBenchmarking leak

A new OpenBenchmarking.org submission leaked by Petykemano on Twitter, suggests that one Zen 4 SKU has an all-core boost speed of 5.2GHz, and is packed with all the RDNA2 iGPU goodness.

open benchmark leak zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series

The submission on OpenBenchmarking.org has since been deleted, but somebody managed to grab a screenshot of the post before it was lost to the void.

The Ryzen 7000 series CPU, which goes by the catchy 100-000000666-20_Y identifier, is rumored to be one of the 7800X CPUs – assuming AMD hasn’t changed its hierarchy this time around.

AMD’s Zen 4 CPUs are all built upon TSMC’s 5nm manufacturing process, which promises a massive 30% increase in power efficiency and around 20% – 25% better performance.

Not only that, but there’s a 1.8X increase in transistor density over AMD’s current 7nm Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, equating to much higher IPCs.

If you would like to read more on the subject, here is our “Zen 4 CPU leaked with 5.2GHZ Boost & RDNA 2 iGPU” news piece.


AMD Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 specs

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Zen 4 is the next advancement in CPU architecture from AMD and this is going to require an upgrade in hardware to support it, such as the AM5 socket motherboard, DDR5, and new technology to support DDR5 known as RAMP.

You can read more about all these technologies in our ‘Everything we know about AM5’ article. 

Zen 4 is presumably bringing the same family of CPUs we’re used to, and that would be…

  • Ryzen 9
  • Ryzen 7
  • Ryzen 5
  • Ryzen 3 

Along with the smaller nm process adding more power, there’s an interesting leak from Twitter user Bits and Chips, stating that the new architecture will also bring more cores to the CPUs.

bits and chips Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series core configuration

In the tweet he says, 

“We will see 24 core Zen4/5 CPUs on AM5 socket. Probably the listed SKUs will be:

  • Ryzen 9 = 24/20 core
  • Ryzen 7 = 16/12 core
  • Ryzen 5 = 8/6 core
  • Ryzen 3 = 4/2 core”

All of the Zen 3-based Ryzen CPUs have a maximum of 16 cores so this is a huge upgrade, although more cores and threads do not always mean better performance so it remains to be seen what impact this will have.

However, if this is true it will be an extraordinary feat of engineering. 

Bits and Chips state that Zen 4 and Zen 5 will be based on the AM5 platform. It will be very interesting to see if this pans out. 

Bits and Chips has a history of reporting correct component news ahead of time, but this is no guarantee we will see this core count on the Zen 4 based CPUs. 

Besides these expected core counts we do have a few more rumors on the up-and-coming Zen 4 architecture.


AMD Zen 4 & TSMC 

TSMC stands for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and they work directly with AMD to help produce Rzyen CPUs. It’s no different this time with Zen 4 set for launch.

A WikiChip article from way back in March 2020 suggested that with AMD moving to the 5nm process we could see TSMC provide a density improvement of up to 87% compared to the 7nm process.

As mentioned before, TSMC works directly with AMD to help produce Ryzen CPUs and transistor density is vital to CPU performance – the more transistors you have, the more calculations you can make per second. We’d love these sorts of gains to make their way to Zen 4. 

A subsequent post on the technology blog Chips and Cheese suggests that we could see as much as a 40% higher transistor density on the new Zen 4 CPUs, raising IPC (instructions per clock) by as much as 25% over Zen 3. 

Including this, a rumor from Mydrivers suggests that 5nm wafers production will be increased by 25% from 120K wafers per month to 150K. This will ensure that there should be plenty of stock for the Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 CPUs.


Zen 4 motherboards

The AMD Ryzen 7000 series of CPU will sit in the up-and-coming 600 series of the already familiar X, B, and A motherboards.
These motherboards will house the new AM5 socket.

It will be packed full of the latest features and technological advancements that AM4 is no longer capable of, due to the fact that AM4 as a platform has been running for over five years now.


Zen 4 AM5 socket 

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AMD has confirmed that Zen 4 will see its debut on the AM5 socket motherboards. 

We have a full AM5 article but we will summarise what AM5 is here. 

At CES 2021, AMD confirmed that the AM5 socket will be moving from PGA (pin grid array) to LGA (land grid array), LGA socket 1718 to be exact. 

The move has caused mixed feelings among consumers, and we agree it’s a little strange seeing AMD move away from the PGA platform as it’s been the AMD standard for many many years, but the advantages are hard to ignore. 

Essentially, LGA CPUs are simpler and more cost-effective to manufacture thanks in part to the fact they are less delicate and there will be less accidental damage. 

The CPU contacts or ‘lands’ for LGA have a smaller footprint than the pins on a PGA CPU, allowing more lands to be added, and increasing the CPUs functionality. This can mean the CPU packs much more of a punch in terms of connectivity.

These are just some of the points we made in our AM5 article check it out if you want to go more in-depth on  LGA, AM5, chipsets, release dates and more.

A tweet by ExecutableFix on Twitter hints at a few more things, some of which we already know. One interesting point they make in the comments is that the AM5 CPU socket will retain the 40x40mm dimensions.

This stacks up as AMD has already confirmed that thanks to a nifty IHS design on the Zen 4 CPUs themselves, AM5 sockets will be compatible with AM4 coolers. 

ExecutableFix Zen 4 specifications

AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Zen 4 SKUs

Not much information is available on Zen 4 SKUs and nothing has been announced by AMD just yet. But we can predict what SKUs will be available at launch by looking at historical data. 

We believe the Zen 4 SKUs to launch in September will be. 

  • Ryzen 5 7600X 
  • Ryzen 7 7700X 
  • Ryzen 9 7900X 
  • Ryzen 9 7950X 

We expect the 7800X to release shortly after the launch of the initial wave of 7000 series CPUs. This is unfortunate as the x800X CPU usually offers better value for money than the other CPUs. 


AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Zen 4 Predicted Laptop SKUs

We yet again don’t have much to go on in terms of solid facts, but we have had some leaks suggesting that there’s going to be a respectable number of powerful Zen 4 Laptop SKUs this time around.

We know that the upcoming Zen 4 mobile SKUs are part of the Dragon Range and Phoenix family of processors. With Dragon Range being the high-end of mobile computing and Phoenix being aimed at more general use.

Here’s a table depicting what we know about the mobile Zen 4 SKUs so far, please take this table with a pinch of salt, as everything on it is subject to change as more information emerges.

CPU nameCPU familyCore IPSprocess nodeCPU core countCPU boost clocksGPU CU countGPU clocksTDP
AMD Ryzen 9 7980HXDragon RangeZen 4 / RDNA 25nm164.8 – 5 GHz+ (Max)2 Compute Units (128 Shaders/Cores)TBD55W+ (cTDP)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900HXDragon RangeZen 4 / RDNA 25nm124.8 – 5 GHz+ (Max)2 Compute Units (128 Shaders/Cores)TBD55W+ (cTDP)
AMD Ryzen 7 7800HXDragon RangeZen 4 / RDNA 25nm84.8 – 5 GHz+ (Max)2 Compute Units (128 Shaders/Cores)TBD55W+ (cTDP)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600HXDragon RangeZen 4 / RDNA 25nm64.8 – 5 GHz+ (Max)2 Compute Units (128 Shaders/Cores)TBD55W+ (cTDP)
AMD Ryzen 9 7980HSPhoenix Zen 4 / RDNA 34nmTBDUp To 5 GHz (Max)12 Compute Units (1536 Shaders/Cores) 2.6-3.0 GHz (Max)35-45W (60-70W cTDP)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900HSPhoenix Zen 4 / RDNA 34nmTBDUp To 5 GHz (Max)12 Compute Units (1536 Shaders/Cores) 2.6-3.0 GHz (Max)35-45W (60-70W cTDP)
AMD Ryzen 7 7800HSPhoenix Zen 4 / RDNA 34nmTBDUp To 5 GHz (Max)12 Compute Units (1536 Shaders/Cores) 2.6-3.0 GHz (Max)35-45W (60-70W cTDP)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600HSPhoenix Zen 4 / RDNA 34nmTBDUp To 5 GHz (Max)12 Compute Units (1536 Shaders/Cores) 2.6-3.0 GHz (Max)35-45W (60-70W cTDP)

Read our AMD Ryzen 7000 series laptop guide to learn more.



AMD Ryzen 7000 series price

We’ve also dug up some price estimates, these are of course subject to change as we gain more information surrounding the 7000 series CPU line-up. We’ve used data from the 5000 series launch to predict the prices of the new Zen 4 CPUs. 

  • Ryzen 9 7950X – $699
  • Ryzen 9 7900X – $549
  • Ryzen 7 7700X – $399
  • Ryzen 5 7600X – $299

Where to buy AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPUs 

Below we have outlined all the places you will be able to find AMD 7000 series CPUs upon release. We have split them up per CPU and region available. 


Ryzen 5 7600X Pre order

Here are the places you can buy a 7600X. 


Ryzen 7 7700X Pre order

Here are the places you can buy a 7700X. 


Ryzen 9 7900X Pre order

Here are the places you can buy a 7900X. 


Ryzen 9 7950X Pre order

Here are the places you can buy a 7950X. 


Other useful where to buy & Pre order pages

Here are some other “Where to buy” pages if you don’t find what you’re looking for on this one. 


News

Leaks


Conclusion 

We’re rapidly approaching the release of the Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series now and there’s some serious buzz around the release date and specifications. That’s everything we know about the up-and-coming Zen 4 architecture.

We’ll update news, leaks, and information on this page as we find it, so check back here daily for all the latest Zen 4 news. 

AMD Zen 4 FAQs

Is Zen 4 coming out?

Yes, Zen 4, or Ryzen 7000 series, is expected to release on or around the 27th September 2022.

How many cores will Zen 4 have?

Zen 4 will support up to 128 CPU cores in its thread ripper line, doubling the number of maximum threads of Zen 3 from 128 to 256. Desktop CPUs will have far less. However, the exact number is unknown right now.

Does Zen 4 work with DDR4?

At a glance, it appears AMD Zen 4 CPUs will not be compatible with DDR4 memory as there’s been no mention of DDR4 in any documentation released by AMD.

When did Ryzen 7000 Series come out?

AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPUs are scheduled to launch on September 27th 2022.

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