AMD Ryzen 7000

AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs Available Online

AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs based on the Zen 4 core architecture have started appearing at online retailers. All four CPUs are listed at Canadian retailer PC-Canada with preliminary price lists.

AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs appear in preliminary price list – flagship Ryzen 9 7950X listed for $892

price found Momomo_US And list the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, and Ryzen 5 7600X in the tray and cooler-less SKUs. Here are the chips from retailers and their preliminary prices:

Those prices are definitely on the high side, which is to be expected since we’re looking at early availability, but previous rumors have mentioned that while the 8-core and 6-core models may end up being cheaper than their predecessors, the high-core-count variant of the Ryzen The 9 lineup may cost more.

The AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” desktop CPU lineup is initially available from PC-Canada:

Comparing the prices with existing processors from the same retailer, we can notice that the Ryzen 9 7950X costs $158 more than the Ryzen 9 5950X. The Ryzen 9 7900X costs $13 less than the Ryzen 9 5900X, the Ryzen 7 7700X costs $216 more than the Ryzen 7 5700X, and the Ryzen 5 7600X costs $15 less than the Ryzen 5 5600X. That being said, we should definitely wait for the final prices, which only AMD knows at the moment, but we can expect them to be finalized for a full reveal on August 29th.

So before getting into the core specs, we have to point out that the AMD Zen 4 architecture brings an 8-10% IPC boost, but most of the performance benefit comes from higher clock speeds and higher TDP per chip compared to the previous generation . When comparing Zen 4 to Zen 3 cores, AMD highlights >15% single-threading, >35% multi-threading, and >25% performance/watt increase.

The CPU will feature optimized cache reorganization with double L2 cache (1 MB vs 512 KB), the same shared L3 cache as the previous generation, support for DDR5 memory via EXPO (AMD’s Extended Memory Overclocking Profile), PCIe Gen 5.0 graphics and M.2 SSD support. With all that said, let’s move on to the specification.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16-Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU

Starting with their flagships, we have the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, which retains the healthy 16 cores and 32 thread counts of the previous two generations. The CPU will have an impressive 4.5 GHz base frequency and a boost clock of up to 5.7 GHz, which would make it 200 MHz faster than Intel’s Alder Lake Core i9-12900KS, which has a 5.5 GHz boost frequency on a single core . It looks like AMD is extracting every ounce of hertz within the 170W TDP (230W PPT) for the Ryzen 9 chips. As for cache, the CPU comes with 80 MB, including 64 MB from L3 (32 MB per CCD) and 16 MB from L2 (1 MB per core).

We don’t yet know the price or performance of the Ryzen 9 7950X, but judging by the clocks alone, it should be a worthy successor to the Ryzen 9 5950X and could easily topple Intel’s current Core i9-12900K CPUs.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X 12-Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU

Next, we have another AMD Ryzen 9 chip, the 7900X, which, as the name suggests, will come with 12 cores and 24 threads. The CPU has a higher base clock of 4.7 GHz and a boost clock tuned to 5.6 GHz on a single core. The CPU retains its 170W TDP and gets 76 MB of cache (64 MB L3 + 12 MB L2). The CPU will be positioned in the same ballpark as the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, but its performance will shake the ground below the Core i7-12700K.

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8-Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU

Moving on to the Ryzen 7 series, here’s the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X, an 8-core and 16-thread part. AMD is positioning it as the best option for gamers, so the CPU will have a base clock of 4.5 GHz and a boost clock of 5.4 GHz, but a lower TDP (142W PPT). The CPU will get a 40 MB buffer pool consisting of 32 MB L3 from a single CCD and 8 MB L2 from the Zen 4 core.

One interesting thing to mention now is that AMD hasn’t updated the Ryzen 7 7800X chips so far. AMD is likely looking to replace that part with a successor to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D with Zen 4 cores (3D V-Cache). If that’s the case, we can expect an update to the CPU lineup later this year, as AMD itself has confirmed that the V-Cache part will be available by the end of Q4 2022. Also, looking at the breakdown alone, the Ryzen 7 7700X appears to be priced very well in the mainstream market.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6-Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU

Finally, we have the cheapest chip (if you can call it that, but pricing won’t reflect that), the Ryzen 5 7600X. This will be a 6-core and 12-thread part with a high base clock of 4.7 GHz and a single-core boost frequency of 5.3 GHz. The CPU will also run at 105W TDP (142W PPT), well above its predecessor’s 65W, though again that’s a sacrifice you’ll have to pay for faster clock speeds. The CPU will carry 38 MB of cache from the 32 MB L3 and 6 MB L2 on-chip.

AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Desktop CPU Specifications:

CPU name architecture process node core/thread base clock Boost Clock (SC Max) cache TDP Price (to be determined)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Zen 4 5nm 16/32 4.5GHz 5.7GHz 80MB (64+16) 170W >$799
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Zen 4 5nm 12/24 4.7GHz 5.6GHz 76MB (64+12) 170W >$599
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X Zen 4 5nm 8/16 pending pending pending pending >$449
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Zen 4 5nm 8/16 4.5GHz 5.4GHz 40MB (32+8) 105W ~$299
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Zen 4 5nm 6/12 4.7GHz 5.3GHz 38MB (32+6) 105W >$229

AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” desktop CPUs are expected to be released on September 15, with a pre-launch announcement scheduled for August 29, where final pricing and specifications will be revealed. We already leaked the specs a few days ago, so it looks like the main focus should be on the performance figures and value (price) these chips have to offer.

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