AMD’s Zen 4 ‘Raphael’ CPUs to Launch on 15th September, Announcement Coming This Month

As discussed in our previous coverage when the info first leaked, AMD plans to announce its upcoming Zen 4 CPUs on 29th August and on 15th September, AMD will unleash Zen 4 and the X670 motherboards to the market.

According to various sources, as mentioned by Wccftech, AMD will unveil its newer Ryzen 7000 SKUs later this month where pricing and specifications will be unveiled. Just two weeks after that, the embargo will be lifted on 13th September and the CPUs will ship to the consumers starting from 15th September. Expect reviews from enthusiasts and tech experts as early as the 13th of September

  • Announcement : 29th September, 8PM ET
  • Press embargo : 13th September,  9AM ET
  • Official Launch : 15th September, 9AM ET

AMD accidentally tagged a few CPUs from Zen 4 in their marketing resource file namely:

  • Ryzen 9 7950X
  • Ryzen 9 7900X
  • Ryzen 7 7700X
  • Ryzen 5 7600X
We can expect this to be the on-launch lineup for Zen 4. More CPUs will be expected as time goes on. Initially, AMD aims to launch its higher-end SKUs and motherboards. The mid-lower end B650 motherboards will launch sometime in October/November.
AMD’s Roadmap for its Zen architecture
 
These new CPUs require the all new and fancy AM5 socket. Do bear in mind, these motherboards do not feature support for DDR4 RAM so you will have to upgrade. Although, backwards compatibility for AM4 coolers is also included. 
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