Ryzen 7000 CPU leak demonstrates that AMD is boosting boost speeds to new heights with the Ryzen 7 product line

In 2022, AMD is slated to release Zen 4 CPUs, which are believed to be Ryzen 7000 versions. We’ve just had a new look at one of the desktop types that may be coming.

An 8-core CPU has been detected in the OpenBenchmarking database (through Tom’s Hardware via Petykemano on Twitter), however the database result has just been taken down, so we need to be cautious. Despite this, it looked to display an AMD engineering sample chip for Zen 4 while it was still visible (bearing a similar codename to a previously leaked next-gen Team Red CPU).

In addition to the 8-cores and 16-threads, the chip’s boost speed is 5.2GHz, according to the specifications. That’s a lot of fun…

According to Tom’s Hardware, this is likely to be the Ryzen 7 7800X, which has a maximum turbo frequency of 4.7GHz.

Another noteworthy tidbit is that the CPU features a built-in GPU, which confirms previous rumours that Zen 4 would be a departure from convention by including integrated graphics (rumored to be RDNA 2).

In addition, the ‘GFX1036’ GPU solution in the CPU operates at 1,000–2,000 MHz, which adds further gasoline to the integrated graphics fire. This codename also hints to RDNA 2, considering that the GFX1030 series IDs are used in the processor.

But time is of the essence, so we’re taking things very seriously.

Compared to Ryzen 5000 CPUs, it seems that AMD’s new chips have the potential to be clocked far higher. 5.2GHz is 10% quicker than the current 5800X model, but remember that this is an early prototype CPU, so there may still be space to increase clock rates. Prior to considering Zen 4’s architectural advancements, AMD’s current generation processors are expected to perform far better than they now do.

With all this, of course, you’ll want to add a lot of salt (and maybe even some colonel mustard).

It doesn’t matter what the situation is, AMD has a struggle on its shoulders to get Ryzen 7000 out the door as quickly as possible. With Alder Lake and its new hybrid approach, Intel has made some impressive gains (combining performance and efficiency cores). And a good number of rumours indicate that Team Blue’s next-generation CPUs (Raptor Lake) will raise the stakes considerably more than you might think for a straightforward refresh of the current-gen (particularly for gamers, perhaps).

Meaning that, if Intel’s 13th-generation Raptor Lake does come out while AMD has its Ryzen 5000 processors, Team Red will seem a long way behind the cutting-edge for desktop silicon if they don’t get Zen 4 CPUs out as soon as possible.

For now, the good news is that the pre-release samples have been detected on many occasions, giving us an idea of how well the Zen 4 launch is progressing – and maybe the first benchmark leaks won’t be long after, which will give us a better sense of performance. It’s possible that Ryzen 7000 will be unveiled at Computex, assuming rumours are correct.

There are a few things to keep in mind when considering AMD’s Ryzen 7000 chips, which are expected to get even more powerful with 3D V-cache variants in the future, such as the current-generation 5800X3D, and a 7800X3D (or multiple offerings this time around) will give AMD more leverage in terms of competing with Raptor Lake.