AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs will surpass 5GHz and mostly require a new motherboard
AMD is preparing a clean break with the past this fall, and it believes your need for speed will persuade you to do the same. Today, at Computex 2022, AMD disclosed the primary features of its next-generation Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs, its Zen 4 architecture, and – for the first time in five years — a completely new type of motherboard you’ll need to purchase. While some of AMD’s oldest AM4 motherboards can be modified to accommodate the company’s newest Ryzen 5000-series desktop CPUs, the future Ryzen 7000 requires AM5.
The Ryzen 7000 are the first PC chips based on a 5nm technology, according to the firm, and the AM5 motherboard platform is designed to handle DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 out of the box.