Recently, a public AMD resource library has confirmed the upcoming SKUs from AMD.
Finally, we have some news regarding the Ryzen 7000 CPUs and the credit for this great discovery goes to ..(drumroll please).. AMD themself. Talk about irony.
AMD accidently tagged a few upcoming CPUs in their marketing resource file for the Ryzen PRO CPU namely:
- Ryzen 9 7950X
- Ryzen 9 7900X
- Ryzen 7 7700X
- Ryzen 5 7600X
It should be noted that this listing has no mention of the Ryzen 7 7800X and the lower end Ryzen 3 7000 CPUs.
A few rumours indicated that AMD will not ship the R7 7700X during the initial launch of ‘Raphael‘, however, these leaks suggest otherwise. Neither have any official specifications been leaked nor any benchmarks. AMD has been rather secretive with their CPUs this year in contrast to Intel.
Zen 4 is expected to launch sometime in Q4 2022. An announcement is rumoured on 15th September, 2022. Interestingly, Intel’s 13th gen has an expected announcement date of 28th September (2 weeks after Zen 4’s announcement) and a rumoured release date of 17th October. In light of this information, it is safe to assume that Zen 4 may land in the first week of October, 2 weeks before Raptor Lake, if things go accordingly.