Confirms up to 170W TDP for Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs and up to 230W of packet power for the AM5 socket

AMD has released a new statement, correcting its earlier statements regarding the TDP & Package power of Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs & AM5 socket.

AMD patches Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPU and AM5 Platform Power Ratings: up to 170W TDP and up to 230W packet power

According to the new details, AMD confirms that its Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs do indeed have a TDP of 170W despite other delegates claiming the TDP will be 125W. This means that bundle power has also gone up with the AM5 socket now rated to support up to 230W of bundle power. This is a 1.35x increase over the TDP which also happened with older AMD Ryzen CPUs on the AM4 socket.

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For comparison, AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs have a maximum TDP of 105W and a packet power of 142W. This means that the new Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs will come with a 65W increase to TDP and an 88W increase to maximum packet power. Now the previous statement made by Robert Hallock during a PCWorld ‘Full Nerd’ interview is also true but only if we use a 125W Ryzen 7000 SKU. These chips will have a maximum power pack of 170W.

AMD wants to release a patch for socket strength and TDP limits for the upcoming AMD AM5 socket. AMD Socket AM5 supports up to 170W TDP with PPT up to 230W. TDP * 1.35 is the standard calculation for TDP v. PPT for AMD sockets in the “Zen” era, and the new 170W TDP range is no exception (170 * 1.35 = 229.5).

“The new TDP suite will enable significantly greater computing performance for high-counter CPUs in heavy computing workloads, which will sit alongside the 65W and 105W TDP suites that Ryzen is known for today. AMD is proud to provide the enthusiastic community with transparency and explicit product capabilities, and we want to We take this opportunity to apologize for our mistake and any subsequent confusion we may have caused on this matter.” — AMD representative at Tom’s Hardware (emphasis added)

AMD spokesperson via Tomshardware

A 230W power pack brings the power limit of AMD’s Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs and AM5 CPU platform close to the Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake-S Desktop CPU platform. The Intel Core i9-12900KS and Core i9-12900K both have a PL1 TDP rating of 125W and a PL2 (Maximum Turbo Power) rating of 241W. Here are some chips for comparison:

  • AMD Ryzen 7000: 170W CPU TDP / 230W Power Pack
  • AMD Ryzen 7000: 125 Watts CPU TDP / 170 Watts Packet Power
  • AMD RYzen 5000: 105W CPU TDP/142W Power Pack
  • Intel Alder Lake-S: 125W CPU PL1/241W PL2 power rating

According to AMD, this is about 28 watts more than the AM4 packet power limit (PPT) which was 142 watts while CPUs had a TDP of 105 watts. According to AMD, motherboard manufacturers will now be able to deploy more premium power characteristics on their motherboards that should allow better overclocking opportunities for enthusiasts and top speed enthusiasts.

So what we want to make clear is that it’s a 170W jack which with AMD, that specification is PPT (packet power) for us. This does not mean that each CPU will go up to 170 watts but it is 30 (watts) higher than the AM4’s power cap of 142 (watts). And we did this to fundamentally improve multi-threading performance as many core count chips already lagged in overall computing performance with their relatively modest socket power.

The other point I want to make is that by raising the minimum socket power required or the minimum specification, you are also raising the power delivery with every motherboard built to that specification so you get more powerful power characteristics on all the boards that we’re excited about Very much about that too, it should be good for people who want to try overclocking, and people who appreciate premium board designs.

Robert Hallock (Technical Marketing Director, AMD)

AMD has already highlighted that its Ryzen 7000 CPUs will start at 65W and overtake in its latest Ryzen 7000 series roadmap and we can see retail in the 65W/105W/125W/170W SKUs. As for the launch, AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs are said to launch this fall, which means the earliest we’ll see it up and running is September 2022.

AMD Desktop CPU Generations Comparison:

AMD CPU family Code name Processor process Processor cores/threads (maximum) TDPs (Max) platforms Slide platform Memory support PCIe support launch
Ryzen 1000 Summit Ridge 14 nm (Zen 1) 8/16 95 watts AM4 300 series DDR4 – 2677 Generation 3.0 2017
Ryzen 2000 Pinnacle Ridge 12 nm (Zen+) 8/16 105 W AM4 400 . series DDR4-2933 Generation 3.0 2018
Ryzen 3000 Matisse 7 nm (Zen 2) 16/32 105 W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2019
Ryzen 5000 Vermeer 7 nm (Zen 3) 16/32 105 W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2020
Ryzen 5000 3D Warhol? 7 nm (3D Zen) 8/16 105 W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 Raphael 5 nm (Zen 4) 16/32 170 watts AM5 600 . series DDR5-5200 / 5600? General 5.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 3D Raphael 5 nm (Zen 4) 16/32? 105-170 W AM5 600 . series DDR5-5200 / 5600? General 5.0 2023
Ryzen 8000 Granite Ridge 3nm (Zen 5)? To be announced To be announced AM5 700 series? DDR5-5600 + General 5.0 2024-2025?

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