Powerful new AMD Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors with Zen 4 and AMD Socket AM5 Platform deliver incredible leap in performance and connectivity
Computex Daily, Taipei – COMPUTEX 2022 began its CEO keynote series on Monday with Lisa Su, chair and CEO of AMD. Su and her team provided a summary of AMD’s recent achievements, extolled their partnerships with PC makers and unveiled the chipmaker’s next-generation products.
Su began her address by expressing her enthusiasm for participating in COMPUTEX, saying that it provides an opportunity to highlight the deep partnerships throughout the ecosystem and our work together to shape the future.
“The PC has never been a more essential part of daily life, with shipments surpassing 900 million units over the past three years. From system design and manufacturing to motherboards, graphics cards and other critical components like memory and storage, our partners in Taiwan play a critical role helping AMD push the envelope in high-performance computing,” Su said.
Addressing the future of desktops, Su provided the first detailed look at the Ryzen 7000 series processors and the new AM5 platform. With double the L2 cache, clock speeds exceeding 5GHz and instructions for hardware-accelerated AI workloads, Ryzen 7000 will bring more performance, more features and more capability to desktop PCs. Ryzen 7000 will feature up to two core chiplets with eight Zen 4 cores each, and will be available in the fall.
The AM5 platform features a 1,718-pin LGA socket, native support for up to 170W TDP, DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, and backwards-compatibility with AM4 cooling solutions. “We wanted to create a platform designed for flexibility and built for the future,” said David McAfee, AMD corporate vice president and general manager of desktop PC.
AMD focuses on “building the best,” such as new ultrathin commercial and gaming notebooks.
The Ryzen 6000 portfolio leads the ultrathin consumer and commercial enterprise notebook segments. Jason Banta, AMD corporate vice president and general manager of OEM PC, highlighted several innovative platforms based on Ryzen 6000 that meet the needs of the hybrid workforce, seamlessly blending collaboration, productivity and mobility. The combination of efficiency and performance in AMD’s U-series processors enables some of the thinnest, lightest, highest-performing ultramobile PCs on the market.
Banta also announced the new “Mendocino” processors, which will be available in Q4 this year and will be ideal for do-it-all laptops priced from US$399 to US$699.
Frank Azor, AMD chief architect of gaming solutions and marketing, announced the newest component of the AMD Advantage framework: SmartAccess Storage. The technology aims to significantly reduce game load times and accelerate texture streaming by bypassing traditional bottlenecks. “Our mission with AMD Advantage systems is to raise the bar of what defines the industry’s best gaming laptops,” Azor said.