With just a few hours to go, we managed to grab the prices of AMD’s Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” desktop CPUs, including the Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 5 7600X. Please note that these prices have been provided to us by our sources and are subject to change by AMD at the last minute.
AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs Prices remain unchanged from Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” lineup, flagship costs $799 US
AMD will initially launch a total of four Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs, all fused with the brand new 5nm Zen 4 core architecture. We have already given you an overview of the specifications and now we are going to talk about the prices.
Personally, I expected prices to be slightly lower than what we got on the Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” lineup, but it seems AMD has decided to keep the prices for Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs exactly the same as the latest generation of parts. As such, we expect the following prices for the CPUs:
- Ryzen 9 7950X – $799 US
- Ryzen 9 7900X – $549 US
- Ryzen 7 7700X – $449 US
- Ryzen 5 7600X – $299 US
My first thoughts? Well I mean the prices haven’t changed so that’s a good thing considering we’re on a more expensive node (TSMC 5nm) 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 steep price, especially when Intel is rocking more cores/threads on their $250-$500 US SKUs and the 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs are already on the way. So it’s a mixed bag, but hey, these aren’t final prices until AMD makes them official and while our sources are very credible for me to trust, I’d also wait for AMD’s official announcement to consider these as final suggested retail prices .
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16 Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU
Starting with the flagship of them all, we have the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X which retains its healthy 16-core and 32-thread count of the previous two generations. The CPU has an impressive base frequency of 4.5 GHz and a boost clock up to 5.7 GHz (5.85 GHz F-Max), which should make it 200 MHz faster than Intel’s Alder Lake Core i9-12900KS with a boost frequency of 5. .5 GHz on a single core.
It seems AMD is extracting every ounce of Hertz it could within that 170W TDP (230W PPT) for the Ryzen 9 chips. As for the cache, the CPU comes with 80 MB of which 64 MB from L3 (32 MB per CCD) and 16 MB from L2 (1 MB per core).
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X 12 Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU
Next up we have another AMD Ryzen 9 chip, the 7900X, which, as the name suggests, would be equipped with 12 cores and 24 threads. The CPU comes with an even higher base clock of 4.7GHz and a boost clock adjusted to 5.6GHz over a single core. The CPU keeps its 170W TDP and gets 76 MB cache (64 MB L3 + 12 MB L2). The CPU will be placed in the same ballpark as the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, but with performance that would 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, which is an 8-core and 16-thread component. AMD is positioning this as the sweet spot for gamers and as such the CPU will have a base clock of 4.5GHz and a boost clock of 5.4GHz, but with a lower TDP of 105W (142W PPT). The CPU will have a 40MB cache pool consisting of 32MB L3 from the single CCD and 8MB L2 from the Zen 4 cores.
An interesting thing to mention is that there is no update by AMD on a Ryzen 7 7800X chip so far. AMD probably wants to replace that part with a successor to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D with Zen 4 cores (3D V-Cache). If so, we can expect an update to the CPU lineup later this year as the V-Cache parts have been confirmed for a late Q4 2022 launch by AMD itself.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6 Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU
Finally, we have the most budget-friendly chip (if you can call it that, but the price won’t reflect that), the Ryzen 5 7600X. This will be a 6-core and a 12-thread part with a high 4.7 GHz base clock and a 5.3 GHz single-core boost frequency. The CPU will also run at a TDP of 105W (142W PPT), which is much higher than its 65W predecessor, but again, that’s the sacrifice you’ll have to pay to achieve the higher clock speeds. The CPU will have 38MB cache coming from 32MB L3 and 6MB L2 on the die.
AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Desktop CPU Specifications:
|CPU name||architecture||Process node||Cores / Wires||Basic clock||Boost Clock (SC Max)||cache||TDP||Prices (TBD)|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7950X||Zen 4||5nm||16/32||4.5GHz||5.7GHz||80MB (64+16)||170W||$799 US|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7900X||Zen 4||5nm||12/24||4.7GHz||5.6GHz||76MB (64+12)||170W||$549 US|
|AMD Ryzen 7 7800X||Zen 4||5nm||8/16||To be determined||To be determined||To be determined||To be determined||To be determined|
|AMD Ryzen 7 7700X||Zen 4||5nm||8/16||4.5GHz||5.4GHz||40MB (32+8)||105W||$449 US|
|AMD Ryzen 5 7600X||Zen 4||5nm||6/12||4.7GHz||5.3GHz||38MB (32+6)||105W||$299 US|
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