For its first release, AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series offers only four X-Series SKUs, all of which are top-tier components for gaming. The full price of AMD’s AM5 X670 and B650 platforms is one reason why gamers are increasingly opting for Intel hardware instead.
AMD will soon release new Ryzen 7000 CPUs that will be pocket friendly and should be paired with less expensive gear, especially since they will not have 105W or 170W TDP by default. The next Ryzen 7 7700 and Ryzen 5 7600 will have reduced clock speeds and a TDP of 65W.
SiSoftware’s website currently lists both SKUs, and both have been tested on the same system identified as SAPPHIRE 7D771. Sapphire does not provide prebuilt gaming PCs; thus, this might be one of the embedded or tiny form factor systems the business sells.
The AMD Ryzen 5 7600 has 6 cores and 12 threads with a basic clock speed of 3.8 GHz, making it somewhat less powerful than the 7600X by about 900 MHz. The same L2/L3 cache arrangement is used in this lowered version, with 38 MB.
The leak of the 8-core Ryzen 7 7700 indicates that it will retain the same base clock speed of 3.8 GHz. This is 700 MHz lower frequency than the X-SKU in this instance, with a 40 W reduced TDP benefit.
AMD presently provides a huge variety of AM4 CPUs that are often a better alternative than 7000 non-X components, especially when price is considered. These new parts, however, would be a feasible option for anyone searching for a future-proof system with DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen5 capability.
AMD is yet to announce when such parts will be available, but considering Intel’s fierce rivalry from Alder and Raptor Lake SKUs, these parts are now more important than ever.