Don’t perhaps construct a new PC immediately away. AMD has revealed that it would unveil its next-generation Ryzen 7000 processors on August 29. At this time, AMD will hopefully stop teasing us with ambiguous but promised Zen 4 upgrades and reveal some concrete chips for our devices.
What is previously known: Depending on the motherboard you choose, AMD’s AM5 motherboard platform is the first to enable DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 out of the box. The Ryzen 7000 processors are also the first desktop AMD chips to turbo over 5GHz and the first PC chips built on a 5nm process.
Oh, and AMD is finally, logically, removing compatibility with the durable AM4 architecture and moving away from pins on the CPU, so you’ll need to buy a new motherboard. (You may still bring your AM4 cooler with you.) And yes, the lid on the new Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs truly does resemble a crown.
Since Ryzen 6000 was only intended for laptops and other mobile devices, in case you don’t follow AMD carefully, they will be the first desktop chips from AMD since its well-liked Ryzen 5000 series. AMD plans to ship some Ryzen 7000 CPUs for both “intense gaming laptops” and thin and light devices as early as next year, proving that the business isn’t only switching between laptops and desktops.
Additional justifications for maybe delaying the purchase or construction of a new PC include: RAM costs are allegedly reducing, and while the MSRP or lower has already been reached by graphics cards, Chinese supply chain sources now assert Nvidia and AMD will further reduce GPU costs by the end of August. You may also think about the possibility that Nvidia and AMD are cleaning those shelves since we anticipate the release of a new generation of GPUs from each of them before 2022 is out.
Be aware that Intel could increase CPU pricing. Or at least that’s what we were told before to the PC market’s sharp decline and Intel’s unexpected half-billion-dollar loss to investors.