The new generation of AMD Ryzen processors should arrive in September 2022

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The information is not yet confirmed by AMD, but things clearly seem to be getting clearer.

Only a few days ago, AMD was giving an update on its future releases in terms of processors. The eternal competitor of Intel has indeed a calendar at least as busy as that of the inventor of the Pentium with the end of 2022 / beginning of 2023 that can be described as "pivotal". Indeed, we have known for several months now, the AM4 socket will soon be replaced by the AM5 socket. AMD will do the same as Intel by adopting an LGA socket for land grid array: in other words, the pins are on the motherboard and not on the processor.

More importantly, the switch to the AM5 socket is a sign of a major generational change for AMD. The first processors to adopt this new socket will be the Ryzen 7000 series, code-named Raphael. Processors that, on paper, should put AMD back on track when the Alder Lake CPUs had allowed Intel to regain - slightly - the advantage. To do this, AMD is relying on a brand new architecture, called Zen 4, and on the introduction of numerous technical innovations.

The Ryzen 7000 will support DDR5 RAM and PCI Express 5.0, two technologies already used by Intel, but which are not yet of real interest to the average user. AMD seems to think that Intel has been a bit hasty in this respect. On the calendar, the Ryzen 7000 have been confirmed by AMD for a release " before the end of 2022 ", but the American was careful not to advance any date.

To get more details, we have to turn to the journalists of DigiTimes. They mention " reliable " sources to indicate that AMD will market the Ryzen 7000 from September. Even better, DigiTimes explains that an announcement should be made on May 23, during the Computex in Taipei.