Amd Ryzen 7000 CPU Revealed
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AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs launch September, start at $299

Pushing new boundaries.

During its special digital event today, AMD officially revealed the AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU lineup. The first 5nm desktop CPU for consumers, AMD will launch its Ryzen 7000 processors starting September 27. Based on the new Zen 4 core architecture, AMD is taking its CPUs into the next generation with the introduction of DDR5 RAM support. On top of that, PCIe Gen 5 support is a part of the Ryzen 7000 series.

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In addition to the aforementioned DDR5 and PCIe Gen 5 support, AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs all see an increased in clock speed, cache, and single-thread performance.

 

According to AMD, the new Ryzen 7000 series can see up to a 29% increase in single-thread performance when compared to Zen 3. Multi-threaded performance between generations sees an even larger boost with a >35% increase. For full core and thread counts, you can check the spec table below.

CPU ARCHITECTURE CORES / THREADS BASE CLOCK BOOST CLOCK CACHE TDP PRICES
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Zen 4 16/32 4.5 GHz 5.7 GHz 80 MB (64+16) 170W $699
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Zen 4 12/24 4.7 GHz 5.6 GHz 76 MB (64+12) 170W $549
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Zen 4 8/16 4.5 GHz 5.4 GHz 40 MB (32+8) 105W $399
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Zen 4 6/12 4.7 GHz 5.3 GHz 38 MB (32+6) 105W $299

Full AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU series specs move the company forward

Regarding clock speeds, Ryzen 7000 CPUs start with a minimum based clock of 4.5GHz (Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 7 7700X) up to 4.7GHz (Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 5 7600X). For those who want to overclock their CPU, AMD is boasting an impressive boost clock max ranging from 5.3GHz for the Ryzen 5 7600X up to 5.7GHz for the Ryzen 9 7950X.

Replacing the AM4 platform is the new AM5. The platform features support for up to four HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2 ports, 6E Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE 5.2 support, 24 PCIe Gen 5 lanes, and up to 14 “SuperSpeed USB” lanes with 20 Gbps and USB Type-C. AMD then confirmed that its support for AM5 will go through at least 2025.

Ryzen 7000 Launch Price

When it comes to pricing, AMD isn’t straying far away from the launch pricing of the Ryzen 5000 series. The cheapest chip, the Ryzen 5 7600X, will cost $299 while the high-end Ryzen 9 7950X runs $699. The two middle CPUs in the lineup, the Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7900X, will cost $399 and $549, respectively.

Compatible motherboards for the new Zen 4 processors will become available starting September 27.


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