AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 5 7600X CPU Specs Leaked: Up To 16 Zen 4 Cores, 5.7 GHz Boost, 170W TDP

AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs Listed Online – Ryzen 9 7950X For $892 US, Ryzen 9 7900X For $608 US, Ryzen 7 7700X For $480 US, Ryzen 5 7600X For $330 US

AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs based on the Zen 4 core architecture have started showing up at online retailers. All four CPUs were listed on Canadian retailer, PC-Canada, with a preliminary price list.

AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs appear in the preliminary price list: the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X is listed for $892 US.

Prices were discovered by Momomo_EN and list AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, and Ryzen 5 7600X in SKUs with tray and without cooler. The following are the chips along with their preliminary prices from the retailer:

These prices are definitely high, which is to be expected as we’re looking at early listings, but previous rumors have mentioned that while the 8-core and 6-core models could end up being cheaper than their predecessors, the high-number variants of cores within the Ryzen 9 lineup may cost more.

Preliminary listing for PC-Canada’s AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” desktop CPU lineup:

Comparing the prices with existing processors from the same retailer, we can notice that the Ryzen 9 7950X is priced at $158 CAD higher than the Ryzen 9 5950X. The Ryzen 9 7900X is priced $13 CAD lower than the Ryzen 9 5900X, the Ryzen 7 7700X is priced $216 CAD higher than the Ryzen 7 5700X, while the Ryzen 5 7600X is priced $15 CAD lower than the Ryzen 5 5600X. That said, we should definitely wait for final prices that only AMD knows at this point, but we can expect them to be finalized for full disclosure on August 29.

So before we get 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 benefit comes from the higher clock speeds and lower TDP. high that is complemented by each chip compared to the previous generation. AMD has highlighted an increase of >15% single threading, >35% multithreading, and >25% performance/watt when comparing Zen 4 cores to Zen 3.

The CPUs will come with an optimized cache restructuring, with double the L2 cache (1 MB vs. 512 KB), a shared L3 cache like the previous generation, support for DDR5 memory with EXPO (AMD extended profiles for memory overclocking) , PCIe Gen 5.0 graphics card and M.2 SSD support. With all that said, let’s move on to the specs.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16-Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU

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 CPU will feature an impressive 4.5 GHz base frequency and a boost clock of 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 seems that AMD is extracting every ounce of Hertz that it could within that 170W TDP (230W PPT) for the Ryzen 9 chips. Cache-wise, the CPU comes with 80MB of which includes 64MB of L3 (32 MB per CCD) and 16 MB of L2 (1 MB per core).

We don’t know the price or performance of the Ryzen 9 7950X yet, but based on clocks alone, it should be a worthy successor to the Ryzen 9 5950X and will easily be able to outperform 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 its name suggests would come equipped with 12 cores and 24 threads. The CPU comes with an even higher base clock of 4.7 GHz and a boost clock set to 5.6 GHz on a single core. The CPU retains its 170 W TDP and gets 76 MB of cache (64 MB L3 + 12 MB L2). The CPU will sit in the same ballpark as the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X but with ground-shaking performance below 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, an 8-core, 16-thread part. AMD positions this as the sweet spot for gamers and as such the CPU will feature a 4.5GHz base clock and 5.4GHz boost clock, but with a 105W TDP (142W PPT) lower. The CPU will get a 40MB cache pool consisting of 32MB L3 from the singular CCD and 8MB L2 from the Zen 4 cores.

Now one interesting thing to mention is that AMD has not updated a Ryzen 7 7800X chip so far. AMD likely wants to replace that part with a Ryzen 7 5800X3D successor with Zen 4 cores (3D V-Cache). If that were the case, we can expect a refresh later this year for the CPU lineup, as AMD has confirmed that the V-Cache parts will launch in late Q4 2022. Also, based on segmentation alone, it seems that the Ryzen 7 7700X will have a very good price in the main segment.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6 Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU

Lastly, we have the cheapest tier chip (if you can call it that, but the price won’t reflect it), the Ryzen 5 7600X. This will be a 6 core 12 thread part that features 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 105 W (142 W PPT), which is much higher than its 65W predecessor, though again, that’s the sacrifice you have to pay for faster clock speeds. The CPU will carry 38MB of cache which comes from 32MB of L3 and 6MB of L2 on the die.

AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Desktop CPU Specifications:

CPU name Architecture process node Cores / Threads basic watch Boost Clock (SC Max) Cache TDP Prices (to be determined)
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 >$599 US
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X Zen 4 5nm 8/16 Determined Determined Determined Determined >$449 US
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Zen 4 5nm 8/16 4.5GHz 5.4GHz 40MB (32+8) 105W ~$299 US
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Zen 4 5nm 6/12 4.7GHz 5.3GHz 38MB (32+6) 105W >$229 US

AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” desktop CPUs are expected to launch on September 15 with a pre-launch announcement planned for August 29 where final prices and specifications will be revealed. We already leaked the specs a few days ago, so it seems like the main focus should be on performance figures and the value (prices) these chips have to offer.

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