AMD seems to be preparing for the launch of a new 6-core processor, the Ryzen 5 7500F. This upcoming desktop CPU is expected to deviate from the common feature set found in AM5 CPUs by not including integrated graphics support. This decision by AMD is reminiscent of Intel’s Core F-Series processors, which also disable integrated graphics, as indicated by the naming convention of this new AMD product.
Based on the currently available public information, the CPU is confirmed to have 6 cores and is expected to operate at a slightly lower clock speed, around 100 MHz slower than the Ryzen 5 7600, which shares the same core count. There have been sightings of this CPU on the PugetBench website, where it was tested on an X670E motherboard and paired with DDR5-4800 memory.
The lack of integrated GPU support in the Ryzen 5 7500F has resulted in changes to the IOD chiplet. Unlike previous generations of AMD Ryzen desktop CPUs, where integrated GPU subsystems were located in the compute tiles, this new generation has placed the integrated GPU subsystem within the IOD chiplet. It’s worth noting that AMD’s previous Ryzen desktop CPUs, with the exception of the G-Series based on mobile APU silicons, did not have iGPU support.
According to reports, the Ryzen 5 7500F is expected to be priced around $10 lower than the initial price of the Ryzen 5 7600. The Ryzen 5 7600 was originally released at $229 and has now dropped to $219 as of the current time.