Confirmed: AM5 Motherboards, Zen 4 Architecture to Launch September 27

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AMD held its “together we advance_PCs” event Monday evening, August 29th, shining the spotlight on all things AM5 and Zen 4, with the tech firm’s Ryzen 7000 series CPUs at the forefront of the show.

Dr. Lisa Su, AMD chairman, and CEO, took center stage to boast about “leadership performance,” focusing entrants and viewers on the main foundation underpinning AMD’s new chipsets and architecture. Zen 4 itself will feature a variety of enhancements, utilizing double L2 cache, integrated RDNA 2 graphics, and more.

Zen 4 proves yet again to be the best power per performance with the Ryzen 9 7950X charging through a Time-lapse V-Ray Render, up 62% in performance boost over rival Intel’s Core i9 12900K. Dr. Su likewise showed off the Ryzen 5 7600X playing F1 2022 alongside the i9 12900K with beautiful graphical fidelity.

The AMD Ryzen 7000 release date is slated for September 27th. The following are notable Ryzen 7000 price points:

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

AM5 socket and its additional features, like PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory, likewise stole the show, with the firm showcasing both its X and B-type motherboards. X mobos will boast extreme overclocking potentials, the highest power delivery, and the most IO, while the B series will be specifically tailored toward gaming. X series AM5 motherboards will release in September, while the B-series is bound for an October release date.

AMD also announced the forthcoming launch of PCIe 5.0 storage devices via a suite of third-party retailers. The AM5 socket will also leverage the so-called AMD EXPO technology, a profile extension parameter, allowing users additional overclocking potentials through DDR5 storage devices. AMD will also be providing EXPO memory kits for DDR5 overclocking, with a purported 15 available at launch.

RDNA 3 was AMD’s final showcase, proving to me one of the most interesting debuts amid the show. Dr. Su brought out Lies of P gameplay running on full settings via a Ryzen 9 7950X CPU alongside a next-gen AMD Radeon RX GPU. AMD offered no additional metrics in tandem with the showcase, but Dr. Su did explain that more information on RDNA 3 GPUs would be unveiled later this year.

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