AMD announces Ryzen 7000 series processors – and it’s a great day for gamers

AMD announced its Ryzen 7000 series processors on August 29 during the company’s first “live” product announcement since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, finally putting it on par with arch-rival Intel in support for key technologies.

The new processors, the Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 5 7600X, will feature the new Zen 4 architecture, bringing AMD processors to DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support, about a year after Intel did the same. with Intel Alder Meer. As such, it also requires an all-new motherboard chipset that supports AMD AM5 technology, much like Intel’s Alder Lake.