Specs and pricing for the new Ryzen 7000 CPUs have been confirmed in slides. As previously stated, AMD will release its new Ryzen processors for its AM5 socket next month. The company is planning three Zen4-based models: the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900, the 8-core Ryzen 7 7700, and the 6-core Ryzen 5 7600. The series has the same number of cores as its X-variants, but its default TDP is just 65W.
The launch pricing for each of the three CPUs is $429, $329, and $329, respectively, according to the slide. Considering the recent price reductions for the 7000X chips, these prices are not really attractive. The ‘unlocked’ 7900X or 7700X variants are available for only $20 extra. If AMD maintains this price at launch, the 6-core 7600X will cost only $10 extra.
The key selling feature of the new CPUs is their reduced power consumption. Another slide shows that AMD’s 65W 7900X CPU and DDR5-6000 memory will generally outperform the 105W Ryzen 9 5900X based on Zen3 architecture when utilizing DDR4-3600 memory for gaming. Both CPUs were tested in 12 games at 1080p resolution when paired with Sapphire’s Radeon RX 6950XT NITRO+. The advantage of the Ryzen 9 7900 over the 5900X ranges from 103% (Assassin’s Creed Valhalla) to 134%. (Far Cry 6).
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