AMD Ryzen 7000 non-X starts at $229
Pricing for Ryzen 7000 non-X CPUs has now been confirmed.
The rumors about potential Ryzen 7000 pricing were indeed correct. Slides from the embargoed presentation shows the pricing and specs for the upcoming Ryzen 7000 series which are set to launch next year. Those CPUs are the so-called 7000 non-X series operating with a base TDP of 65W.
AMD is preparing three SKUs: Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7 7700 and Ryzen 5 7600. Starting with Ryzen 9 7900, this is a new 12-core CPU featuring boost clock up to 5.4 GHz. The base clock is reportedly 3.7 GHz, which means exactly 1.0 GHz lower than 7900X. According to the slide, this CPU would cost $429, and it would compete with Intel Core i9-13900 and i9-12900 CPUs. What is important to note is that the former is not released yet.
The 8-core Ryzen 7 7700 non-X has a base clock of 3.8 GHz and boost of 5.3 GHz. That’s 700 MHz lower base and just 100 MHz lower maximum frequency compared to the 7700X model. This processor would compete with Core i7-13700 and i7-12700K from Intel with a price tag of $329.
Finally, the 6-core Ryzen 5 7600 non-X gets a boost clock up to 5.1 GHz and 3.8 GHz base (0.9 GHz slower than 7600X). This CPU would sell at $229, and it would compete with Core i5-13600 and i5-12600 processors.
Since AM4 coolers are officially compatible with the new AM5 socket, existing coolers designed and sold by AMD are compatible with the new Ryzen 7000 series as well. The 65W CPUs will be bundled with the said coolers, which are called Wraith Prism and Wraith Stealth. The former will be added to Ryzen 9 7900 and Ryzen 7 7700 CPUs, while the latter will be bundled with Ryzen 5 7600.
Given the recent price cut for Ryzen 7000 series, it may be very hard for AMD to sell these non-X SKUs at those suggested prices. It looks like for just $20-30 more gamers can choose 170/105W models instead.
The full embargo on Ryzen 7000 non-X series lifts on January 9th, which should be either the review date or actual launch date. However, AMD will announce these CPUs at CES 2023 conference a few days sooner.
|AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Specs & Pricing|
|VideoCardz||Cores / Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||TDP||Launch Price|
|Current Price (Amazon)|
|AMD Ryzen 7000 Zen4 “Raphael”|
|Ryzen 9 7950X|
|Ryzen 9 7900X|
|Ryzen 9 7900|
|Ryzen 7 7700X|
|Ryzen 7 7700|
|Ryzen 5 7600X|
|Ryzen 5 7600|