AMD has officially announced the Zen 4-powered Ryzen 7000 processors. They'll be available on September 27, but as with so many new product launches, particularly from AMD, there will be supply concerns.
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su has promised fans that there would be plenty of CPUs available at launch. Lisa Su answered a question at the event about the industry's current supply chain challenges and whether this would result in a limited quantity of Ryzen 7000 CPUs being released next month.
“It is true that if we look back 18 months, we had capacity or logistics limitations,” said the CEO. “From an AMD point of view, we have dramatically increased our manufacturing capacity , in terms of wafers, substrates and back-ends. So with our release of Zen 4 we don't expect to have any restrictions on supplies."
"Logistically, things are taking a little longer to get to different regions right now, which is why we have this event at the end of August and will go on sale on September 27; one of the reasons for that time, frankly, is to get the product to all regions so that people who really want to buy can do so."
The four Ryzen 7000 processors will be released on September 27, with the top of the range leading the way, the Ryzen 9 7950X (16 cores/12 threads) for $699, the Ryzen 9 7900X (12 cores/24 threads) for $549, the Ryzen 7700X (8-core/16-thread) for $399, and the Ryzen 5 7600X (6-core/12-thread) for $299.
With lower demand and higher cost of ownership for the new platform (CPU needs new motherboard and memory)in these months, we believe AMD will be able to provide CPUs to the entire market; also the market is not in a favorable place.