The next generation of computer processors from AMD to be fully revealed later this month.
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If you are waiting for "the next big thing" in terms of computer hardware, you should probably stop doing that because you'll never upgrade. However, if you insist on waiting, you may want to hold off until August 29 to determine your near-future PC upgrades because AMD will have a big livestream to show off their Zen 4 CPUs.

AMD has been dishing out some details about these new processors here and there over the past several months. Naturally, there have also been a lot of rumors kicked up about the specs of these CPUs and price, but nothing official has really been confirmed just yet. It will be nice to finally get some concrete details on these chips.

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su and her team will host an event that "will present details on the latest 'Zen 4' architecture that powers upcoming AMD Ryzen processors and the all-new AM5 platform built around the latest technologies including DDR5 and PCIe5, all designed to drive a new era of performance desktop PCs." The previous Ryzen platform, AM4, launched almost six full years ago now in September 2016. That means if you are looking to upgrade to a Zen 4 CPU, you will need an all-new AM5 platform motherboard to go along with it.

As for those price rumors mentioned, the latest suggest that the cheapest of the upcoming Ryzen 7000 chips will start at $339 (USD). This would be for the Ryzen 5 7600x. The price goes up to a hefty $900 for the top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 7950x.

Later this year we'll see even more PC hardware revealed and hopefully released. Intel 13-gen processors, codenamed Raptor Lake, will supposedly be out before the end of the year. As for GPUs: Intel, AMD, and Nvidia should have new cards hitting the market before the end of the year. Intel's ARC GPUs are kind of already out now? I think? Their launch has been a huge mess.

For those looking to check out the AMD stream when it happens, you will be able to watch it live on AMD's YouTube channel.