AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 desktop processors based on the Zen 4 core architecture have started appearing on online retailers. All four processors have been listed at Canadian retailer, PC-Canada, along with a preliminary price list.
AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs Appear in Preliminary Price List – Flagship Ryzen 9 7950X Listed for US$892
The prices were spotted by Momo_US and list AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, and Ryzen 5 7600X in Tray and No-Cooler SKUs. Here are the chips with their preliminary prices by retailer:
These prices are certainly high, which is to be expected since we are reviewing early listings, but previous Rumors have mentioned that while the 8- and 6-core models might end up being cheaper than their predecessors, the high-core-count variants of the Ryzen 9 line might cost more.
Preliminary listing of the AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” desktop processor lineup by PC-Canada:
Comparing prices to existing processors from the same retailer, we can note that the Ryzen 9 7950X costs CAD$158 more than the Ryzen 9 5950X. The Ryzen 9 7900X is CAD $13 less than the Ryzen 9 5900X, the Ryzen 7 7700X is CAD $216 more than the Ryzen 7 5700X while the Ryzen 5 7600X is CAD $15 less than the Ryzen 5 5600X. That said, we should definitely wait for final pricing that only AMD currently knows, but we can expect them to be finalized for full disclosure on August 29th.
So before we get into the core specs, we have to point out that the AMD Zen 4 architecture brings an 8-10% increase in IPC, but the majority of the performance benefits come from clock speeds. higher and a higher TDP that is complemented by each chip compared to the previous generation. AMD highlighted >15% single-threaded, >35% multi-threaded, and >25% Perf/Watt increases when comparing Zen 4 to Zen 3 cores.
The processors will come with an optimized cache restructuring, with double the L2 cache (1 MB vs. 512 KB), shared L3 cache like the previous generation, support for DDR5 memory with EXPO (AMD’s Extended Profiles For Memory Overclocking), PCIe Gen 5.0 graphics card and M.2 SSD support. So, with all that said, let’s get to the specs.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16 Core “Zen 4” Desktop Processor
Starting with everyone’s flagship, we have the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X which retains its healthy 16 cores and 32 threads from the previous two generations. The processor will feature an impressive 4.5 GHz base frequency and boost clock up to 5.7 GHz, which should make it 200 MHz faster than Intel’s Alder Lake Core i9-12900KS which has a boost frequency. 5.5 GHz on a single core. It looks like AMD squeezes every ounce of Hertz possible out of that 170W TDP (230W PPT) for the Ryzen 9 chips. As for cache, the CPU comes with 80MB of which 64MB is L3 (32MB per CCD) and 16 MB of L2 (1 MB per core).
We don’t yet know the price or performance of the Ryzen 9 7950X, but based on clocks alone, it should be a worthy successor to the Ryzen 9 5950X and can easily topple Intel’s current Core i9-12900K processor.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X 12 Core “Zen 4” Desktop Processor
Then we have another AMD Ryzen 9 chip, the 7900X, which as the name suggests is said to come with 12 cores and 24 threads. The processor comes with an even higher base clock of 4.7 GHz and an adjusted boost clock of 5.6 GHz on a single core. The CPU keeps its TDP of 170W 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 with performance that would shake the ground under the Core i7-12700K.
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8-Core “Zen 4” Desktop Processor
Moving on to the Ryzen 7 family, here we have the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X, an 8-core, 16-thread part. AMD is positioning this as the sweet spot for gamers and as such the processor will feature a base clock of 4.5GHz and a boost clock of 5.4GHz but at a lower TDP of 105W (142W PPT) . The CPU will receive a 40MB cache pool consisting of 32MB L3 from the singular CCD and 8MB L2 from the Zen 4 cores.
Now, one thing worth mentioning is that there is no update by AMD on a Ryzen 7 7800X chip so far. It is likely that AMD wants to replace this part with a successor to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D with Zen 4 cores (3D V-Cache). If so, we can expect an update later this year to the processor lineup from the V-Cache coins have been confirmed for the end of Q4 2022 launched by AMD themselves. Also, based on segmentation alone, it looks like the Ryzen 7 7700X will be priced very well in the mainstream segment.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6 Core “Zen 4” Desktop Processor
Finally, we have the most economical chip (if you can call it that, but the price won’t reflect that), the Ryzen 5 7600X. It will be a 6-core, 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 a TDP of 105W (142W PPT), which is much higher than its 65W predecessor, but again, that’s the sacrifice you have to pay to achieve clock speeds faster. The CPU will carry 38MB of cache from 32MB of L3 and 6MB of L2 on chip.
AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Desktop Processor Specifications:
|Processor name||Architecture||Process node||Cores / Threads||Basic Clock||Boost Clock (SC Max)||Hidden||PDT||Price (to be determined)|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7950X||Zen 4||5nm||16/32||4.5GHz||5.7GHz||80 MB (64+16)||170W||> $799 USD|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7900X||Zen 4||5nm||12/24||4.7GHz||5.6GHz||76 MB (64+12)||170W||> US$599|
|AMD Ryzen 7 7800X||Zen 4||5nm||8/16||To be determined||To be determined||To be determined||To be determined||> US$449|
|AMD Ryzen 7 7700X||Zen 4||5nm||8/16||4.5GHz||5.4GHz||40 MB (32+8)||105W||~US$299|
|AMD Ryzen 5 7600X||Zen 4||5nm||6/12||4.7GHz||5.3GHz||38 MB (32+6)||105W||> US$229|
AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” Desktop Processors are set to launch on September 15 with a pre-launch announcement scheduled for August 29 where final pricing and specs will be disclosed. We already leaked the specifications a few days ago so it seems the focus should be on the performance numbers and the value (price) these chips have to offer.
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