AMD‘s next-generation of desktop processors are almost here. The company has already officially revealed many details surrounding the launch including the new Socket AM5 platform. However, a concrete release date is still not known despite rumors and reports pointing towards a Q3 2022 launch.
That all could change today if the following information is accurate. During a presentation conducted by AMD in China, probably for retailers and distributors to equip them with everything they need to know before launch, the company may have unintentionally revealed the release date for Ryzen 7000 to the world.
A leaked picture, courtesy of @wnxod, of a slide from this presentation has surfaced online that contains an “on-sale” date for Ryzen 7000 and its accompanying AM5 motherboards. The date is listed as 15th September (2022). The image does not look fabricated and seems like it was taken covertly to leak online, which further adds to the authenticity.
If, in fact, Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” desktop processors will go on sale on September 15th, that would put them just about a month apart from AMD’s other next-gen release, Radeon RX 7000 series. Launching so close to each other will provide the perfect opportunity to builders to spec out a new all-AMD build without having to wait for further announcements.
Right now, the rumored date for the initial launch of RDNA 3 GPUs is expected to be somewhere in November or possibly late October. AMD’s current-gen CPUs and GPUs also launched a month apart with Ryzen 5000 series coming out in November of 2020 and Radeon RX 6000 series following suite in December.
Therefore, the now-rumored launch timeline for next-gen AMD components would match AMD’s previous one and will look something like this:
- Ryzen 7000: Mid-September
- Radeon RX 7000 series: October/November
As a quick reminder, Radeon 7000 desktop CPUs will be based on the new Zen4 microarchitecture, and support both DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen 5.0 graphics/storage. To go alongside Zen4, AMD would be launching Socket AM5, the company’s first new platform since Ryzen’s inception in 2017.
The AM5 platform will use the LGA 1178 socket, a departure from the previous PGA socket design used in AM4. Moreover, AM5 will reportedly feature two motherboard chipsets initially: X670 and B650, the latter of which will only support PCIe Gen5 memory. AMD’s next-gen Radeon RX 7000 series is expected to be PCIe Gen5 compatible but no word or confirmation pertaining to this has been conveyed by the company yet.
Sooner rather than later, the Red Team will go official with all of this information so we don’t have to wait long.