The official presentation of the Ryzen 7000 is scheduled for tomorrow morning, although thanks to the numerous leaks that have been taking place and the rumors that have been appearing, as well as the official information provided by AMD itself, we are quite clear about what we can expect from this new generation of processors.
We know that the Ryzen 7000 will use the Zen 4 architecture and that the Ryzen 9 75950X will be the most powerful processor of this new generation. This chip will have a configuration of two CCD units, also known as chiplets. Each of them will have 8 cores and 16 threads, 8 MB of L2 cache, and 32 MB of L3 cache, which would leave us with a total of 16 MB of L2 cache and 64 MB of L3 cache.
The chipsets will be manufactured at TSMC’s 5nm node, and the I/O chip will be manufactured at 6nm. All of them will be interconnected by an Infinity Fabric system whose Infinity Fabric Clock (FCLK) will reach a maximum of 3 GHz, which means that it will be able to work with DDR5 memory at a maximum of 6 GHz in 1:1 mode.
The Ryzen 9 7950X will therefore have 16 cores and 32 threads, and according to a recent leak, it will reach a maximum frequency of 5.7 GHz in turbo mode, although it can reach 5.85 GHz thanks to PBO (Precision Boost) technology. Overdrive). We are talking about a very important frequency jump, and that is that the Ryzen 9 5950X peaked at 4.94 GHz in turbo mode with an active core. The numbers don’t lie, if this information is true, the Ryzen 9 7950X would have achieved a jump of almost 1 GHz in turbo mode.
AMD has already confirmed at the time that Zen 4 will represent an IPC improvement of between 8% and 10%, but we are seeing improvement values of more than 20% in a single thread in several leaks. I think that this important increase in the working frequency helps us understand that contrast, and that is that the increase in the IPC will be accompanied by a significant increase in the work speeds of the Ryzen 7000 compared to the Ryzen 5000, which together will mean a notable increase in performance and a more marked generational leap than one would imagine if we limited ourselves to the value of the IPC.
It is important to note that this working frequency would be the maximum speed peak of the Ryzen 9 7950X with a single active core. When the processor works with all its cores and threads active, the maximum speed will be reduced considerably, of course. We still do not have a definitive value, but the first information suggests that this processor will remain at 4.84 GHz with all active cores, which would also be a significant improvement compared to the 4.45 GHz of the Ryzen 9 5950X.