The long-awaited reveal of AMD’s next line of sophisticated CPUs, titled the Ryzen Raphael or Ryzen 7000 series, is finally getting its time in the spotlight, according to AMD itself. In the run-up to its upcoming “Meet the Experts” event, which is intended to show off AMD’s flagship X670 motherboards, the graphics card and chipmaker revealed that it will likewise be “Supporting the recent launch of AMD Ryzen 7000 Series processors” on the event’s portal page.
While the reveal remains steeped in uncertainty, the timing is apt. Given that the Meet the Experts event is scheduled for August 5th Taipei time, it means that an official Zen 4 reveal should take place on or before August 4th for US consumers. Ryzen 7000 CPUs are supposed to be compatible with the new AM5 socket amid its flagship X670 mobos, which only makes sense for the Zen 4 architecture to find its limelight amid the motherboard’s own debut.
The Meet the Experts event will feature PR representatives from various AMD partners, including ASUS, ASRock, MSI, Gigabyte, and Biostar, all of whom will disclose a slew of interesting new motherboards build capabilities underscoring the AM5 ecosystem. A total of five AMD motherboards will be presented during the event, hopefully uncovering overclocking potentials and additional features thus far unknown.
Among mobos being shown amid the event, the two X670 Extremes via Asus and Gigabyte offer the most anticipation in the form of their touted “extreme overclocking” capabilities, which have yet to be fully explained. AM4 motherboards were notorious for being limited in their overclocking potentials. Thus the so-called extreme overclocking parameters on select AM5 boards will prove interesting for avid AMD consumers.
Alongside details of the motherboard and the AMD Ryzen 7000 series chips, the Meet the Experts event will also disclose the superiority of PCIe 5.0 storage and how it will aid in more advanced gaming and storage amongst the AM5 ecosystem. Additionally, the firm’s newly devised overclocking profiles, called AMD Ryzen Accelerated Memory Profile (RAMP), will be among the talking points, as it is saddled nicely alongside Ryzen 7000 processors and the AM5 DDR5 platform.
The focus in terms of CPUs will primarily be on AMD’s higher-end chips, such as a Ryzen 7 (7700X), Ryzen 5 (7600X), and two Ryzen 9 (7950X, 7900X) models, which were recently leaked via AMD’s own website. Ryzen 3 will, unfortunately, be left out of this round of premiers, given that the chipmaker typically likes to keep the spotlight on higher-end products in the rollout phase. Previous reports have suggested a fall release date, however, proving that additional information is sure to drop in no time. September now seemingly appears to be the targeted debut for AMD’s Zen 4 chipset, and the varied Ryzen, 7000 series prices remain unclear.
The Zen 4 architecture underlying the Ryzen 7000 series of chips is amongst AMD’s most intense in terms of enhanced features, including AI acceleration, Level 2 cache per core, DDR5 memory support, and 5GHz boost speed potentials, and more. The chipset offers an interesting look into AMD’s trajectory as it attempts to topple Intel in the CPU race.