AMD’s AM5 platform is still coming in 2022
During its 2022 product launch, AMD teased its next-gen processor with a short gameplay video. With this, AMD not only confirmed the leaks showing a unique AM5 CPU design with integrated heatspreader, but also that it will be the first desktop Ryzen for the LGA socket. A prototype of the Zen4-based Ryzen 7000 CPU codenamed “Raphael” was used for the Halo Infinite demo.
Ryzen 7000 on Socket AM5
The 1080p Halo Infinite gameplay video has been pre-recorded and lacks details about the frame rate, although AMD CEO Lisa Su said it is “high”. Despite the fact that the next-gen Ryzen 7000 CPUs are supposed to have integrated RDNA2 GPUs, a desktop graphics card was shown in the demo, and amazingly, it was a Geforce RTX 3080 connected to a prototype LGA1718 reference system.
AMD thus confirmed that the test CPU reached 5.0 GHz on all Zen4 cores during this demo, indicating that the peak turbo frequency for a single core is indeed higher. Coincidentally, Intel demoed its Core i9-12900KS CPU at 5.2 GHz on all P cores just 2 hours later.
Ryzen 7000 Release
The AM5 platform with the Raphael CPUs is now scheduled for launch in the second half of 2022.