AMD Ryzen 7000 is here, bringing with it a new generation of performance hardware. Ryzen sets the bar in bleeding edge CPU speed and DDR5 memory bandwidth…
In 2020, we introduced you to the incredible AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, which at the time provided staggering instructions per clock performance at all price points. These phenomenal processors proved to be our best selling range of AMD CPUs of all time here at Stormforce Gaming!
As we approach the end of the DDR4 memory generation, the always popular Ryzen 5000 processors continue to be one of our most in demand products. Gamers, content creators and professional power users still lean towards AMD Ryzen solutions to power their computing needs.
Ryzen 5000 will continue to live on, in the last two years not much has changed. The rapid Ryzen 5000 CPUs are still really fast and the Stormforce Gaming Ryzen range will continue to feature these truly fantastic products.
The new Ryzen 7000 series raises the bar with a truly next generation technology leap that showcases innovative CPU design by AMD where efficiency and performance converge to present one of the most compelling CPU architectures in the last decade.
AMD are doing things differently once again and changing the face of performance CPUs and supporting hardware in a way we have never seen before.
Desktop Performance – Redefined
AMD have been ate the forefront of enthusiast’s minds since the launch of Ryzen. The ethos of multiple, powerful CPU cores has been a surefire winning formula amongst gamers, power users and content creators alike. With ever improving efficiencies baked into each Ryzen generation each new Ryzen platform has showcased a compelling reason to upgrade, no matter what hardware was in your current system.
AMD bring Zen4 to the table now with a huge overhaul of the entire platform. One of the reasons that Ryzen was so popular is that the longstanding AM4 platform for AMD provided a wealth of chipset variations and features that catered for entry level users all the way up to the most demanding creators. Unfortunately though, despite AM4 being a mature and feature rich platform, new features and advancements would always eventually need a refreshed platform too.
Ryzen 7000 Series processors are high frequency CPUs with 5nm processor cores, large amounts of cache, high thread counts and DDR5 memory support. This raft of new features means that AMD needed to move away from the older AM4 platform and bring these new CPUs to market with a powerful new platform designed to integrate future technologies and harness the capabilities of these high performance desktop processors.
AM5 motherboards using the X670 and X670E chipsets for Zen4 AMD 5nm CPUs are the very latest in motherboard technology. Fusing together support for Dual Channel DDR5 and AMD EXPO™ memory profiles for easy DDR5 overclocking, motherboards with X670 and X670E chipsets offer unparalleled memory bandwidth for high speed application performance.
With X670E and X670 chipsets offering PCIe 5.0 support for Graphics Cards and NVME SSD storage, the latest AMD platforms allow you to consider your next system purchase with a view to futureproof your setup for the next generation of Graphics Cards and Solid State storage.
What The New Changes Bring for You
Zen4 architecture provides a huge clock speed improvement with a further focus on Instruction Per Clock performance enhancement over Ryzen 3000 (Zen3). In real world terms, this presents a significant improvement in most computing scenarios. Single threaded performance sees 20-30% performance enhancements over previous generation products which is huge for most day to day tasks.
Multi core performance is where AMD usually offer a compelling reason to consider their products over the competition and Ryzen 7000 is no exception with the Ryzen 9 products from the 7000 series showcasing between 30-48% increases in creator focused workloads.
AMD have also focused on efficiency too. It is no secret that the cost of having a high power computer on is skyrocketing this year and whilst a top of the range, cutting edge system will never be the most power efficient appliance in your house, there is good reason to ensure that it is using that power efficiently. There are significant power consumption improvements in this generation of Ryzen against older products and competitive products on the market.
All of these improvements have crucially come from another major overhaul in processor design architecture. Each Ryzen revision so far has shown balanced changes that optimise the core performance of the platform. Zen4 is no different, with a huge rework of core architecture, AMD have enhanced the L2 cache in each of the Ryzen 7000 CPUs that deliver more performance where it matters. The latest boosting technology from AMD intelligently enhances core frequency according to load and allows your system to enhance core performance in all applications that benefit from high frequency core performance.
The New AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Processors
The new CPU models available from AMD will operate on AMD X670 and X670E motherboards on launch.
X670 is a high performance platform with high end features and generous connectivity.
X670E is an extreme performance variant of the same chipset with maximum connectivity for cutting edge PCIe Gen5 storage and video cards.
All of the new CPUs have 28 PCIe lanes, support DDR5 5200 memory speeds and are packaged for the AM5 CPU Socket.
Stormforce Gaming are proud ASUS partners and use ASUS AMD AM5 motherboards exclusively in our systems.
When pairing Ryzen 7000 CPUs with an X670E motherboard, users can benefit from full PCI Express Gen5 speeds on storage and graphics lanes.
When pairing Ryzen 7000 CPUs with an X670 motherboard, users can benefit from full PCI Express Gen5 speeds on storage lanes.
Should you choose a more affordable upcoming B650E or B650 chipset motherboard models there will be less cutting edge connectivity but still enough modern connections to extract performance from the new AM5 Ryzen 7000 CPUs.
All AM5 motherboards will take advantage of AMD EXPO memory. EXPO (extended profiles for overclocking) is a new feature that works to allow simple configuration of applying the advertised speeds of memory modules in your BIOS. This simple one touch configuration will allow you to optimise your system performance to get the rated speeds of your
Ryzen 5 7600X – 6 Cores, 12 Threads – 105W TDP – 38mb Cache – 5.3GHz Boost Clock
This CPU is being pitched as the best value processor for gamers. 7600X is a great value processor for gamers who want to multitask without breaking the bank. The high core frequencies of this CPU allow gamers to access top level performance.
Ryzen 7 7700X – 8 Cores, 16 Threads – 105W TDP – 40mb Cache – 5.4GHz Boost Clock
The octa-core Zen 3 is the best Zen4 processor for gaming. With a generous core count and fast boost frequencies, this CPU provides the optimal platform for gamers looking to take advantage of cutting edge CPU technology in their games.
Ryzen 9 7900X – 12 Cores, 24 Threads – 170W TDP – 76mb Cache – 5.6GHz Boost Clock
12 Core CPUs are suited to gamers who do a lot more with their system than just running titles at 1080p. This CPU is ideal for streamers and content creators who want to do multiple activities with their system simultaneously. Ryzen 9 7900X is priced very aggressively giving extremely high performance for the cost.
Ryzen 9 7950X – 16 Cores, 32 Threads – 170W TDP – 80mb Cache – 5.7GHz Boost Clock
The flagship 16 core powerhouse CPU from AMD. This Ryzen 9 will provide astonishing performance in core intensive workloads and provide one of the fastest multi core experiences available on a mainstream computing platform.
You can expect ultimate performance in games, editing 4k video files with smooth playback, super fast render times and class leading single core performance.
In House Testing Results
Stormforce Gaming are an AMD Elite System Builder and we have been testing these products in house. All of our systems include fully qualified products as part of a stringent quality control timeline. This ensures that every system developed by Stormforce Gaming provides exceptional compatibility, build quality, balanced specifications and reliability.
For our testing we have used the Crosshair Hero X670E motherboard from ASUS to qualify our full range of Ryzen 7000 CPU models. Using our extensive testing results we have ensured that all AMD Ryzen 7000 products shipped by Stormforce Gaming and Stormforce Pro are able to provide maximised, long term performance and reliability.
Our main system range will use a variety of ASUS X670 performance Motherboards with our main focus being on the ASUS Prime X670-P WiFi that provides excellent connectivity and reliable performance with a wealth of balanced, high end features.
Stormforce Gaming Ryzen 7000 Test Platform
ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E HERO Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 32GB DDR5-4800
Cinebench R23 Single Core testing – higher is better. Single Core performance is important because it makes everything on your system feel fast.
Cinebench R23 Multi Core – higher is better. Multi core performance is important for both content creation and gaming