AMD announced the Ryzen 7000 series of consumer desktop processors. Based on the new AM5 platform and the new Zen 4 architecture. These new processors represent significant performance improvements over the previous generation AMD Ryzen 5000 series and also introduce exclusive features such as PCIe Gen 5 and DDR5.
The four processors announced today are the 7950X, 7900X, 7700X, and 7600X. These have a similar core and thread count to the first wave of Ryzen 5000 releases, but with some price changes.
Ryzen 7000 Series Specs and Prices:
- The very first processor of the series is the Ryzen 9 7950X, it is a 16-core, 32-thread processor which is indeed capable of up to 5.7GHz approx. It is claimed to have a base clock of 4.2GHz. It has 80MB of total cache capacity and a TDP of 170W. Its cost is $699.
- Next is the 12-core, 24-thread Ryzen 9 7900X, which has a boost clock of 5.6 GHz and a base clock of 4.7 GHz. It is claimed to have a TDP of 170 W with 76 MB of total cache capacity. Its cost is $549.
- The third model in the series is the 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 7700X. It has a total cache capacity of 40 MB and a TDP of 105 W. It is priced at $399, which is $50 less than the introductory price of the 5800X.
- Last up is the Ryzen 5 7600X. It is equipped with 6 cores, and 12 threads and has a boost clock of up to 5.3 GHz and a base clock of 4.7 GHz. It is claimed to have a TDP of 105 W and 38 MB total cache capacity. It is priced at $299, the same as the introductory price of the 5600X.
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Key Features:
- Integrated Radeon Graphics
All members of the series also include integrated Radeon graphics with a base frequency of 400 MHz and a graphics frequency of 2200 MHz. This is possible because of 2 graphics cores.
- Ryzen 7000 Socket
The new Ryzen 7000 processors are based on the new AMD AM5 platform. This new platform starts with a new socket design with a 1718-pin LGA socket capable of providing up to 230W of CPU power.
Speaking of coolers, none of the above Ryzen 7000 CPUs will come with a cooler in the box. The AM5 platform brings with it two new motherboard chipsets, the X670 and B650, each also featuring an Extreme version offering more connectivity features.
AMD’s new EXPO technology will be supported by The AM5 platform. This could essentially be AMD’s own version of Intel’s XMP. This is a one-click memory overclocking solution and is what AMD processors will use in the future instead of XMP. By default, Ryzen 7000 processors support memory speeds up to DDR5 5200 MHz, but higher speeds can be enabled with EXPO.
Talking about the most impressive and exclusive aspects of the AM4 platform I must include its longevity. AMD promises 2025+ platform support for AM5, which means you can expect current AM5 motherboards to be supported until at least 2025.
AMD’s new Zen 4 architecture is the basic infrastructure used for Ryzen 7000 series processors. Based on TSMC’s latest 5nm process, Zen 4 promises a 13% average IPC improvement over the previous generation Zen 3. With up to 5.7GHz clock speed and up to 29% overall single-thread gain. AMD also claims up to 1.3x nT FP32 inference improvement with AVX-512 and up to 2.5x nT inference improvement with AVX-512 VNNI.
Ryzen 5000 Series Performance
In terms of efficiency, the company promises 62% lower power consumption for the same power and 49% more performance for the same power over the Ryzen 5000 series. AMD also claims up to 47% more efficiency compared to Alder Lake. AMD has provided additional first-party benchmarks against the competition, but we’ll ignore them for now and wait for third-party testing with less select data.
Overall, AMD is promising a good generational improvement with the Ryzen 7000 series. And the prices at the higher end seem competitive. However, the cheapest part of the series still starts at $300. This may not seem like much at launch until you factor in the cost of the rest of the system. Which will include the new AM5 motherboard (which starts at $125) and the cost of the new DDR5 memory, which are still expensive. The TDP on the 6-core model has also increased and without a cooler in the box, another expense to consider.
The Ryzen 7000 series CPUs are announced to be available on September 27. The motherboards (X670 and X670 Extreme) will be in your range in September. While the others (B650 and B650 Extreme) will be available in October. PCIe 5.0 drives are rumored to be available in November. That’s all for today’s AMD news.