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AMD Unveils Ryzen 7000 Series Desktop Processors

Thomas Grillo

AMD has introduced the Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors that pledges to deliver up to 15 percent faster gaming performance than the competition.

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Boasting as many as 16 cores and 32 threads of raw computing power, AMD Monday introduced the Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors that the company said will deliver up to 15 percent faster gaming performance than the competition.

Fueled by the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company’s new Zen 4 CPU microarchitecture, Ryzen 7000 ushers in the next era of high performance for gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators, the company said.

At the product launch event in Austin, Texas Monday night that was broadcast on YouTube, CEO Lisa Su said AMD loves PCs and especially PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world who push them to build the best CPUs and GPUs.

“We’ve been focused on delivering outstanding experiences with our combination of hardware and software,” she told the crowd. “We partnered with the world’s top OEMs to deliver innovative new form factors and new system designs.”

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The result, Su said, was the next generation of Ryzen processors that will push the envelope.

“We set very ambitious goals … and wanted to make the Ryzen 7000 series the fastest CPU for gamers while delivering the most compute for creators,” she said. “We focused on a new CPU core design that combines leadership performance and leadership energy efficiency. And we also wanted to take a big step forward with an all-new desktop platform that scales into the future.”

Ryzen 7000 delivers on those pledges, she said.

Mark Papermaster, AMD’s CTO, said Zen 4 features a new front-end design to better meet machine learning and high computation workloads. Machine learning pipelines consist of multiple steps that do everything from data extraction and preprocessing to model training and deployment.

In addition, he said the new Zen has leveraged the most cutting-edge process node along with AMD design efficiencies to bring the significant performance and energy efficiency gains.

Tim Burns, vice president of product management at Connection, a Fortune 1000 global solution provider based in Merrimack, N.H., said the launch is important to the channel in part because AMD is keeping its pledge to introduce new desktop CPU offerings.

“It obviously helps us solve problems or create solutions for our customers,” he said. “From an AMD perspective, this puts them in the high-performance, high-compute arena.”

In addition, Burns said the new CPU is on par with Intel’s Alder Lake, the 12th generation of Intel Core processors.

“AMD is a strong chipmaker and this just made their portfolio a lot stronger,” Burns said.

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AMD calls Ryzen 7000 the first high-performance x86 5nm CPUthat brings the speed of Zen 4 architecture, advancing gaming and content creation performance leadership to new levels.

Rob Schaeffer, president and COO of CBT, an Orange, Calif.-based integrator and solution provider, said the lastest Ryzen is a key move for AMD.

While tipping his hat to Intel, he said with this CPU AMD has leapfrogged the chip giant in terms of price and performance.

“Historically, it’s been Intel all day long,” he said. “But I can tell you AMD has made massive movements in market share in specific categories. What [AMD CEO] Lisa Su and her team are doing is nothing short of remarkable—to be able to take on a company like Intel and to have market-share growth and sizable market against an industry behemoth is just fantastic,” he said.

 

 

 

 

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Thomas Grillo

Thomas Grillo covers chips and the Internet of Things for CRN. He has covered the residential and commercial real estate sectors for The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal, Banker & Tradesman, and Lynn’s Daily Item. He can be reached at tgrillo@thechannelcompany.com.

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