5nm Ryzen Desktop CPUs Will Push 5GHz On All Cores
AMD is promising a whole new generation of Ryzen desktop processors in the second half of this year, and it showed that the CPUs will be capable of pushing 5GHz on all cores.
This new lineup will be known as the Ryzen 7000 series and will use the company’s Zen 4 architecture on a 5nm manufacturing process to “extend” AMD’s performance-pet-watt leadership. The CPUs will arrive in the second half of 2022 alongside the new AM5 LGA1718 socket for motherboards that will enable new capabilities like DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 connectivity.
As a teaser, AMD showed a live demo of “Halo Infinite” running on a Ryzen 7000 CPUs at high frame rates and with all cores running at more than 5GHz.
While the new AM5 socket means customers will have to buy new motherboards for Ryzen 7000 CPUs, McAfee said the socket will be compatible with existing AM4 coolers.