AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs, Everything You Need To Know

Earlier this week, AMD announced the specs and details for their brand new Ryzen 7000 series processors based on their new Zen 4 architecture.

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After a very long wait, AMD has finally announced the specs for their upcoming Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors, and as always they did not disappoint. Claiming to be “the world’s most advanced PC processor for gamers and creators” once again, and it looks like they have the product to back up that statement.


EXPO stands for Extended Profiles for Overclocking, which is a new easy feature that allows you to overclock your DDR5 RAM for the best performance. AMD EXPO is a user friendly approach to memory overclocking, and will support RAM from all the big names such as Corsair, G.Skill, Kingston and more.

Precision Boost 2:

Precision Boost 2 is a utility that automatically increases your processor frequencies to give you the best performance when you need it the most. Along with Precision Boost comes Precision Boost Overdrive, which uses your motherboard’s design to boost your clock speeds higher and longer with easy overclocking with a single button press. All the Ryzen 7000 series processors will be unlocked for overclocking, so you can tweak and tune your Ryzen 7000 series CPU with the AMD Ryzen Master utility.

Socket AM5:

The Ryzen 7000 series will be the first CPUs to launch on AMD’s new AM5 chipset, using the Zen 4 architecture. With support for PCIe 5.0 and DDR5, AM5 is AMD’s best platform yet. At launch, there will be 4 different motherboard chipsets available, two high end and two budget options.

  1. AMD X670E Chipset: The X670E will be the creme de la creme of the AM5 motherboards, with PCIe 5.0 support for graphics and NVMe.
  2. AMD X670 Chipset: Next in line is the X670 which offers PCIe 5.0 support for NVMe.
  3. AMD B650E Chipset: The B650E motherboards are for the gamer and content creator wanting high performance on a budget, with PCIe 5.0 support for NVMe drives.
  4. AMD B650 Chipset: The B650 is the entry level AM5 motherboard with optional PCIe 5.0 support for NVMe.

AMD Ryzen™ 5  7600X and AMD Ryzen™ 5  5600X comparison chart


AMD Ryzen™ 9 7950X AMD Radeon™ Graphics 16 32 Up to 5.7GHz 4.5GHz 2 170W
AMD Ryzen™ 9 7900X AMD Radeon™ Graphics 12 24 Up to 5.6GHz 4.7GHz 2 170W
AMD Ryzen™ 7 7700X AMD Radeon™ Graphics 8 16 Up to 5.4GHz 4.5GHz 2 105W
AMD Ryzen™ 5 7600X AMD Radeon™ Graphics 6 12 Up to 5.3GHz 4.7GHz 2 105W

Release date:

The first set of Ryzen 7000 series processors are set to release on the 27th of September 2022, AMD has stated it will be a worldwide release, however we can expect to receive them a couple months later here in South Africa.

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