AMD Zen 4 Ryzen CPU rumours suggest Q3 2022 launch as a DDR5 RAM exclusive

AMD Zen 4 Ryzen CPU rumours suggest Q3 2022 launch as a DDR5 RAM exclusive

In the wake of the success that Intel is enjoying with its new Alder Lake processors, all eyes are on AMD to see how it will respond. We might not have to wait too much longer to find out, as a recent post by previously reliable leaker Enthusiastic Citizen (via Wccftech) claims that we could see Zen 4 ‘Raphael’ chips by Q3 2022.

Not a great deal is known about the microarchitecture, but we do know that it will be manufactured with a 5nm process, use a new AM5 socket type, and support PCIe Gen5. In terms of performance, rumours suggest Zen 4 will outperform Zen 3 by as much as 40%, which could make these new Ryzen processors among the best gaming CPUs of 2022.

Unfortunately, it looks like you’ll need to grab a new motherboard and some DDR5 gaming RAM if you plan to use these new Ryzen CPUs, as Enthusiastic Citizen states that they won’t support DDR4, unlike Alder Lake.

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