AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs based on the Zen 4 core architecture have started appearing at online retailers. All four CPUs have been listed on Canadian retailer PC-Canada with a preliminary price list.
AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs Show Up in Preliminary Pricing – Flagship Ryzen 9 7950X Listed for $892 US
Prices found by Momo_US and list AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 5 7600X in both tray and no-cooler SKUs. The following chips are available with starting prices from the retailer:
These prices are definitely on the high side, which is to be expected since we are looking at early listings previous While rumors have indicated that the 8- and 6-core models will be cheaper than their predecessors, the higher-core count variants in the Ryzen 9 lineup may be more.
Early listing of AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” desktop CPU lineup PC-Canada:
Comparing prices with existing processors from the same retailer, we can note that the Ryzen 9 7950X is $158 CAD more than the Ryzen 9 5950X. Ryzen 9 7900X is $13 CAD less than Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 7 7700X is $216 CAD more than Ryzen 7 5700X, Ryzen 5 7600X is $15 CAD less than Ryzen 7 5700X. We’ll of course have to wait for the final prices, which are only known to AMD right now, but we can expect them to be fully revealed on August 29th.
So before going into the main specs, we should point out that the AMD Zen 4 architecture brings with it an 8-10% IPC improvement, but most of the performance benefits come from higher clock speeds and higher TDP. Each chip against the previous generation. AMD increases >15% single-thread, >35% multi-thread and >25% perf/watt when comparing Gen 4 and Gen 3 cores.
The CPUs come with an optimized cache architecture, including twice the L2 cache (1 MB vs 512 KB), shared L3 cache like the previous generation, EXPO (AMD’s Extended Profiles For Memory Overclocking), support for DDR5 memory with PCIe Gen 5.0. graphics card, and M.2 SSD support. So all that said, let’s get on with the specs.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16 Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU
Starting with the top of the line, we have the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, which retains the healthy 16 core and 32 thread count of the previous two generations. The CPU will have an impressive base frequency of 4.5 GHz and a boost clock of up to 5.7 GHz, making it 200 MHz faster than Intel’s Alder Lake Core i9-12900KS, which has a single core clocked at 5.5 GHz. It looks like AMD is extracting every ounce of hertz into that 170W TDP (230W PPT) for the Ryzen 9 chips. In terms of cache, the CPU comes with 80 MB, which includes 64 MB from L3 (32 MB for CCD) and 16 MB from L2 (1 MB per core).
We don’t know the price or performance of the Ryzen 9 7950X yet, but based on the clocks alone, it should be a worthy successor to the Ryzen 9 5950X and easily beat Intel’s current Core i9-12900K CPU.
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, comes with 12 cores and 24 threads. The CPU comes with an additional base clock of 4.7 GHz and a boost clock tuned at 5.6 GHz per core. The CPU retains its 170W TDP and gets 76 MB cache (64 MB L3 + 12 MB L2). The CPU is positioned in the same ballpark as the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, but the Core i7-12700K has ground-shaking performance from below.
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8 Core “Gen 4” Desktop CPU
Moving on to the Ryzen 7 family, here we have the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X, an 8-core and 16-thread part. AMD is positioning this as a sweet spot for gamers, and the CPU will have a base clock of 4.5 GHz and a boost clock of 5.4 GHz, but at a low 105W TDP (142W PPT). The CPU will get a 40 MB cache pool, which will have a single CCD of 32 MB L3 and 8 MB L2 from the Gen 4 cores.
An interesting thing to mention now is that the Ryzen 7 7800X chip has not received any updates from AMD yet. AMD wants to replace that part next to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D with Zen 4 cores (3D V-Cache). If so, expect an update to the CPU lineup later this year V-Cache components are confirmed for late Q4 2022 Launched by AMD. Also, based on the segment alone, the Ryzen 7 7700X seems to be priced very well in the mainstream segment.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6 Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU
Finally, we have a more budget-tier chip (you can call it that, but the price doesn’t reflect it), the Ryzen 5 7600X. It will be a 6-core and 12-thread part, with a high 4.7 GHz base clock and a 5.3 GHz single-core boost frequency. The CPU runs at 105W TDP (142W PPT), which is significantly higher than its 65W predecessor, which is the sacrifice you have to make to achieve faster clock speeds. The CPU carries 38 MB cache coming from 32 MB L3 and 6 MB L2.
AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Desktop CPU Specifications:
|CPU name||Architecture||process node||Cores / threads||Basic clock||Boost Clock (SC Max)||Temporary storage||DTP||Prices (TBD)|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7950X||Gen 4||5nm||16/32||4.5 GHz||5.7 GHz||80 MB (64+16)||170W||> $799 US|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7900X||Gen 4||5nm||12/24||4.7 GHz||5.6 GHz||76 MB (64+12)||170W||> $599 US|
|AMD Ryzen 7 7800X||Gen 4||5nm||8/16||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||> $449 US|
|AMD Ryzen 7 7700X||Gen 4||5nm||8/16||4.5 GHz||5.4 GHz||40 MB (32+8)||105W||~$299 US|
|AMD Ryzen 5 7600X||Gen 4||5nm||6/12||4.7 GHz||5.3 GHz||38 MB (32+6)||105W||> $229 US|
AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” desktop CPUs It is expected to launch on September 15 with a pre-launch announcement scheduled for August 29, where final prices and specifications will be revealed. We are The specifications were leaked a few days ago So performance figures and the value (prices) these chips have to offer should be the main focus.
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