Transistor Count + Microarchitecture
Makes for a more realistic and level-headed take on the 7000-series compared to the giddy hyperbole and hype spouted by some Techtubers. This is the first I've heard that a; Ryzen 7000 will be a serious challenge to cool (at the high end at least) and b; production costs for it are significantly higher. This is key as with the return of Intel increasing ASP is not an option.
Any word yet on the iGPU? It's not supposed to be anything special, enough for basic desktop and video streaming/conferencing, but I'm curious which arch it is, ALUs/speed, and what kind of output formats and bandwidth we're looking at.
I'm interested in zen 4, raptor lake, and maybe zen 43D if that's something AMD launches soon. I'm not too worried about cooling, as I imagine most people comparing the top Intel SKU to the top AMD SKU understand that a good cooling solution is needed. I was going to go with Zen 4 since it's first to market, but with GPU launches not lining up with Zen 4, waiting to see what Raptor Lake and/or Zen 4 3D look like seems like a good idea.