AMD CEO Lisa Su confirmed the presence of their latest processor, AMD Ryzen 7000 which will be present before the end of the third quarter of 2022. In other words, this CPU will be released in September at the latest. This was stated by Su in AMD's Q2 fiscal earnings call.
“We are on track to launch our all-new 5nm Ryzen 7000 desktop processor and AM5 platform this quarter with leading performance in gaming and content creation,” said Su, quoted by TechRadar (4/8).
Previously, AMD hinted that the next generation of Zen 4-based processors would be released in the fall, or sometime in October or November (Q4). However, Su's announcement accelerated the plan to the third quarter.
The AM5 platform refers to the new chipset for Zen 4, which requires a new socket and motherboard upgrade. In addition, the Ryzen 7000 is rumored to be slightly more powerful than Intel's current CPU, Alder Lake (Gen 12). But considering Intel's 13th-gen processors aren't expected to go on sale until October, it's likely that AMD could win the market.
Furthermore, rumors claim the company will be presenting the Ryzen 9 7950X and 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, plus the Ryzen 5 7600X as the initial launch lineup. At the same time, Su also reported that the next generation RDNA 3 graphics card will be launched this year, but did not specify a specific time.