Best Of CES 2022: CRN’s Top 20 Highlights And Hottest Products
Dylan Martin, Wade Tyler Millward
CRN rounds up the hottest products and top highlights from this year’s CES, which includes new processors, laptops, smart home devices and an innovative desktop case that can ‘breathe.’
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series
While AMD used CES 2022 to mostly focus on its new Ryzen 6000 mobile CPUs, the chipmaker teased that Ryzen 7000 CPUs are coming for desktops in the second half of 2022, and they will push the boundaries of the chipmaker’s performance-per-watt leadership.
As a teaser, AMD showed a live demo of “Halo Infinite” running on a Ryzen 7000 CPU at high frame rates and with all cores running at 5GHz.
The Ryzen 7000 series will use the company’s Zen 4 architecture on a 5-nanometer manufacturing process, and they will require the new AM5 LGA1718 socket for motherboards that will enable new capabilities like DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 connectivity. While the new AM5 socket means customers will have to buy new motherboards for Ryzen 7000 CPUs, the socket will be compatible with existing AM4 coolers.
Find more information on the AMD Ryzen 7000 series here.