It’s been three months since AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series was announced. Today, the CPU and GPU maker is following up its earlier announcement with the details that many of us have been expecting: pricing and starting availability.
As per its presentation, AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 series will be shipping out globally, with the initial lineup comprising no less than four SKUs at launch. That list, which also serves of confirmation of their existence, includes the Ryzen 5 7600X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 9 7900X, and Ryzen 9 7950X.
In summary, the Ryzen 5 7600X is the entry-level CPU of the lot, featuring a 6-core, 12-thread design, with boost clock of 5.3GHz when put to task. Moving up the ladder, the Ryzen 7 7700X is the 8-cores, 16-threads CPU with a boost clock of 5.4GHz, while the Ryzen 9 7900X is the 12-cores, 24-threads model of the four and a 5.6GHz boost clock. Finally and the top dog on the list is the 7950X, which boasts a 16-cores, 32-threads arrangement, as well as a maximum boost clock of 5.7GHz.
One thing to note is that the core and thread counts for these Ryzen 7000 series SKUs are identical to the previous generation Ryzen 5000 series, denoting that AMD clearly isn’t straying far from its naming and modeling template and, to state the obvious, merely improved on its performance and delivery, and on per-watt basis overall.
On that note, AMD says that its Ryzen 7000 Series boasts a 13% Core IPC uplift over the previous generation. In one example, it compares the 7950X with the 5950X, stating that the former consumes up to 62% less power than the latter when performing the same workloads, and shows performance gains of up to 49% when running at maximum TDP.
The other details about the Ryzen 7000 Series are pretty much the same as before: the lineup is based on the new 5nm process node courtesy of TSMC, and has shifted from a PGA layout to LGA. More specifically, LGA1718. In addition, AMD is complementing the system with an all-new AM5 platform with support for PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory. For that matter, we’re also looking at new X-Series and B-Series motherboards, all of which support overclocking.
AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 Series will be available from 27 September onwards, and will retail from US$299 (~RM1342) for the 7600X, US$399 (~RM1791) for the 7700X, US$549 (~RM2465) for the 7900X, and $699 (~RM3138) for the 7950X.