amd launches 5nm desktop processors

AMD has launched what the company claims is the world’s first 5nm desktop PC processors combined with its new AMD Socket AM5 platform.

The AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop processor series is powered by the new Zen 4 architecture, ushering in the next era of high performance for gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators. Featuring up to 16 cores, 32 threads and built on TSMC’s 5nm process node, the Ryzen 7000 series processors deliver dominant performance and energy efficiency, the CPU vendor noted.

Compared to the previous generation, AMD Ryzen 7950X processor enables single-core performance improvement of up to 29%, up to 45% more compute for content creators in POV Ray, up to 15% faster gaming performance in select titles, and up to 27% better performance-per-watt. AMD’s most expansive desktop platform to date, the new Socket AM5 platform is designed for longevity with support through 2025, the vendor said.

Ryzen 7000 Series Desktop processors are expected to be available beginning September 27.

AMD Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors



Base Frequency

Total Cache




AMD Ryzen 9 7950X


Up to 5.7 / 4.5 GHZ


Gen 5



AMD Ryzen 9 7900X


Up to 5.6 / 4.7 GHZ


Gen 5



AMD Ryzen 7 7700X


Up to 5.4 / 4.5 GHZ


Gen 5



AMD Ryzen 5 7600X


Up to 5.3 / 4.7 GHZ


Gen 5



Source: Company, compiled by DIGITIMES Asia, August 2022

With the introduction of the Ryzen 7000 Series Desktop processors, AMD also unveiled the new Socket AM5 platform to offer cutting-edge connectivity features like dual-channel DDR5 memory. The AM5 platform also includes up to 24 PCIe 5.0 lanes. Support for new and evolving technologies like PCIe Gen 5 and DDR5 memory empowers users to grow with their Socket AM5 solution, which AMD will support with platform longevity through 2025 and beyond.

The new Socket AM5 motherboard family features four new chipsets: AMD X670 Extreme bringing the most connectivity and extreme overclocking capabilities with PCIe 5.0 support for graphics and storage; AMD X67 supporting enthusiast overclocking with PCIe 5.0 support for storage and optional graphics support; AMD B650E designed for performance users with PCIe 5.0 storage support and optional graphics support; and AMD B650 designed for mainstream users with support for DDR5 memory and optional PCIe 5.0 support.

New motherboards will be available starting at an SEP of US$125, with the AMD X670 and X670E chipsets arriving in September, and AMD B650E and B650 chipsets in October.

Also new for the Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors and optimized for AMD Socket AM5 motherboards, AMD EXPO technology provides users with advanced profile settings for DDR5 memory overclocking. AMD is offering EXPO technology to its industry memory partners without royalties or licensing fees.

AMD EXPO technology arrives to market alongside the AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors, with offerings from Adata, Corsair, GeIL, G.Skill and Kingston. Over 15 AMD EXPO technology-enabled memory kits will be initially available, with memory speeds up to DDR5-6400.


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