AMD Ryzen 7000 processors are set to release in September 2022. Zen 4 architecture is shaping up to be an exciting line-up from AMD, and fans worldwide look forward to more news on the upcoming processors. 

Over the last few years, AMD has established itself as the dominant brand for the budget-friendly gaming desktop processor market, thanks to the AM4 platform’s extensive support. The Zen 3 line-up was extremely well received and praised for its impressive efficiency compared to rival brands. However, AMD looks to be taking a different approach from Zen 4.

The Ryzen 7000 processors will be more power-hungry while running hotter than AMD’s previous processors. 

Ryzen 7000

AMD Zen 4’s IHS thickness has already been a point of contention in the past. Many have speculated that this could lead to an overheating problem for Ryzen 7000 processors. Moreover, it seems like power draw will also prove problematic for AMD; high-end processors based on Zen 4 architecture can consume up to 170W TDP or 230W PPT AMD. This is a huge step up from the 105W TDP or 142W PPT of the Ryzen 9 5950X

Perhaps the Package Power Tracking (PPT) is the most concerning aspect here. The PPT is the maximum amount of power that can be supplied to the socket and, in Zen 4’s case, could go as high as 230W. This will likely be reserved for the most powerful Zen 4 cores, but it is surprising to see a massive increase from the Ryzen 9 5950X’s PPT of 142W. 

This brings us back to the thermals for the Ryzen 7000 line-up. At a maximum TDP of 170W, the higher-end processors could produce significantly more heat. This would also force motherboard manufacturers to have higher quality motherboards at higher costs.

Ryzen 7000
Source: AMD

While the above information might be a cause for concern, AMD’s lower and mid-range customers should not be too worried. These issues will be most prominent on the higher-end processors. Consumers in the high-end segment have access to better cooling and power supplies, so the situation may not be as grim as it sounds.

The Ryzen 7000 series is set to launch in September 2022, and hopes are high for AMD’s upcoming products. Given AMD’s previous track record, many expect them to deliver on their promises again. The future looks promising, but consumers are rightfully concerned about Zen 4.

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Avinash Jaisrani
[News Reporter] Avinash is currently pursuing a Business degree in Australia. For more than three years, he has been working as a gaming journalist, utilizing his writing skills and love for gaming to report on the latest updates in the industry. Avinash loves to play action games like Devil May Cry and has also been mentioned on highly regarded websites, such as IGN, GamesRadar, GameRant, Dualshockers, CBR, and Gamespot.