AMD’s Zen 4/Ryzen 7000 chips are coming in September

AMD Zen 4 Chip Lineup

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AMD’s new Zen 4 desktop processor lineup is the first since supply chains have started to brighten, but now it’s breaking free amid massive inflation. That hasn’t stopped Lisa Su from coming up with what, on paper, looks like the world’s fastest new set of gaming chips. At least until rivals like Intel unveil their own next-gen lineup.

To be fair, AMD’s initial lineup for its Ryzen 7000 desktop processors is a bit of an open secret since the company accidentally leak in July, but Monday night’s event officially unveiled the first four of the company’s new desktop processors, provided pricing details, and confirmed that there won’t be a strictly in-between option at launch.

What’s new in Zen 4?

AMD’s Ryzen 7000 line (which you can use interchangeably with Zen 4) of desktop processors will be the first desktop PC Any company’s processors based on a 5nm process, and they will be the first AMD processors to have clocks boosted to over 5GHz. Neither of these necessarily translates directly to more power, but the former indicates higher transistor loading, and the latter indicates faster data analysis, as well as hard-copy numbers more comparable to Intel’s. AMD is using this to call these new gaming chips the world’s fastest. Yes, that seems true at the moment, but remember that AMD announces its new chips first.

That doesn’t mean the Zen 4 chips aren’t impressive, though. AMD has announced four processors, each of which will use the all-new AM5 socket. That means you’ll need to upgrade your motherboard for these chips, but you’ll also have access to PCIe 5 and DDR5. As for the processors themselves, they include:

Ryzen5 7600X

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