Featured on Twitter is a screenshot of an AMD engineering sample inserted into the MSI MAG B650 motherboard. Since it uses an unannounced B650 chipset, it will most likely be a processor with Zen 4 architecture. While no exact name or CPU specs have been mentioned, the image contains useful information.
So it appears that AMD and its partners are developing the B650 chipset for mid-range motherboards. This means that compared to the current generation, the new flagships and its younger brother can be presented shortly after each other. In fact, the cheaper B550 boards were released in June 2020, about a year later than the X570 in July 2019.
In addition, it is remarkable that the CPU operates at at least 1532 volts. It is assumed that this chip has not yet been optimized, and it is also possible that the possibility of overclocking has been tested or the voltage has been incorrectly read. Thus this value is not necessarily a reflection of retail models.
It is rumored that mass production of the alleged Ryzen 7000 processors will begin sometime this month or next month. The initial storage units of Rafael are expected to be available at the end of the third quarter of this year.
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