Only with a few hours, we have managed to get the prices of the AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” Desktop CPUs including the Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X & Ryzen 5 7600X. Note that these prices are provided to us by our sources & are subject to change at the last minute by AMD.
AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPU Price Remains unchanged From Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” Lineup, Flagship Price $799 US
AMD will launch a total of four Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs initially, all integrated into the new Zen 4 5nm core architecture. We’ve given you an overview of the specs & now, we’re going to talk about pricing.
I personally expected the price to be a little lower than what we got in the Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” lineup but it looks like AMD has decided to keep the prices for the Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs exactly the same as the last generation parts. Thus, we expect the following prices for CPUs:
- Ryzen 9 7950X – $799 US
- Ryzen 9 7900X – $549 US
- Ryzen 7 7700X – $449 US
- Ryzen 5 7600X – $299 US
My initial thoughts? Well, I mean the price hasn’t changed so that’s a good thing considering we’re on the more expensive node (5nm TSMC) but at the same time, we’re talking about 6 cores for $299 US and 8 cores for $449 US in 2022 That’s a lot of price which comes at a cost especially when we have Intel rocking more cores/threads on their $250-$500 US SKU plus a 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPU is in sight. So it’s a mixed bag but hey, it’s not the final price until AMD makes it official and while our sources are very credible for me to trust them, I’ll also be waiting to see AMD’s official announcement to consider this the final MSRP.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16 Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU
Starting with the flagship of all, we have the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X which maintains a healthy 16 cores and 32 thread counts from the previous two generations. The CPU will feature an impressive 4.5 GHz base frequency and a boost clock of up to 5.7 GHz (5.85 GHz F-Max) which makes it 200 MHz faster than the Intel 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 it can fit in the 170W TDP (230W PPT) for the Ryzen 9 chip. As for the cache, the CPU comes with 80 MB which includes 64 MB from L3 (32 MB per CCD) and 16 MB from L2 (1 MB per CCD). core).
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X 12 Core Desktop CPU “Zen 4”
Next up, we have another AMD Ryzen 9 chip, the 7900X, which, as the name suggests, will be equipped with 12 cores and 24 threads. The CPU comes with a higher base clock of 4.7 GHz and an adjusted boost clock of 5.6 GHz on a single core. The CPU maintains a TDP of 170W and gets a cache of 76 MB (64 MB L3 + 12 MB L2). The CPU will be positioned in the same ballpark as the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X but with performance that will shake the ground from under the Core i7-12700K.
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8 Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU
Moving on to the Ryzen 7 family, here we have the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X, 8-core and 16-thread sections. AMD positions this as the sweet spot for gamers and as such, the CPU will feature a 4.5 GHz base clock and a 5.4 GHz boost clock but at a lower 105W TDP (142W PPT). The CPU will get a 40 MB cache pool consisting of 32 MB L3 from the single CCD & 8 MB L2 from the Zen 4 core.
Now one interesting thing to mention is that so far there has been no update by AMD on the Ryzen 7 7800X chip. Most likely AMD wants to replace that part with the successor to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D with Zen 4 cores (3D V-Cache). If that’s the case, we can expect an update later this year for the CPU lineup since V-Cache spare parts confirmed for end of Q4 2022 launched by AMD itself.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6 Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU
Lastly, we have the most budget tier chip (if you can call it that but the price doesn’t reflect that), the Ryzen 5 7600X. It will be a 6-core and 12-thread section featuring a high 4.7 GHz base clock and a 5.3 GHz single-core boost frequency. The CPU will also run at a much higher TDP of 105W (142W PPT) than its 65W predecessor although again, that’s a sacrifice you’ll have to pay to achieve faster clock speeds. The CPU will carry 38 MB of cache coming from 32 MB L3 and 6 MB L2 on print.
AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Desktop CPU Specifications:
|CPU Name||Architecture||Process Node||Core / Thread||Base Clock||Increasing Clock (SC Max)||Cache||TDP||Price (TBD)|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7950X||Zen 4||5nm||16/32||4.5 GHz||5.7 GHz||80 MB (64+16)||170W||$799 US|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7900X||Zen 4||5nm||12/24||4.7 GHz||5.6 GHz||76 MB (64+12)||170W||$549 US|
|AMD Ryzen 7 7800X||Zen 4||5nm||8/16||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|AMD Ryzen 7 7700X||Zen 4||5nm||8/16||4.5 GHz||5.4 GHz||40 MB (32+8)||105W||$449 US|
|AMD Ryzen 5 7600X||Zen 4||5nm||6/12||4.7 GHz||5.3 GHz||38 MB (32+6)||105W||$299 US|
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