Ryzen 9 7950X for $799 USD, Ryzen 9 7900X for $549 USD, Ryzen 7 7700X for $449 USD, Ryzen 5 7600X for $299 USD

With just a few hours to go, we’ve managed to get our hands on prices for AMD’s Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” desktop CPUs, including the Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, and Ryzen 5 7600X. Please note that these prices were provided to us by our sources and could be changed by AMD at the last minute.

AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPU prices remain unchanged from Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” lineup, flagship costs $799 US

AMD will initially launch a total of four Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs, all fused with the new 5nm Zen 4 core architecture. We have already given you a summary of the specifications and now we are going to talk about the prices.

Personally, I was expecting the prices to be a bit lower than what we got on the Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” lineup, but it looks like AMD has decided to keep the prices of the Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” CPUs exactly the same as the last generation. parts. As such, we expect the following prices for the CPUs:

  • Ryzen 9 7950X- $799 US
  • Ryzen 9 7900X – $549 US
  • Ryzen 7 7700X – $449 US
  • Ryzen 5 7600X – $299 US

My initial thoughts? Well I mean the prices haven’t changed so that’s good considering we’re on a more expensive node (TSMC 5nm) but at the same time we’re talking about 6 cores for $299 USD and 8 cores for $449 USD in 2022 That’s a steep price to pay, especially when we have Intel with more cores/threads in its US$250-$500 SKUs plus 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs already on the horizon. So it’s a mixed bag but hey these aren’t final prices until AMD makes them official and while our sources are highly credible for me to trust, I’d also wait to see AMD’s official announcement to consider them as final MSRP.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16-Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU

Starting with everyone’s flagship, we have the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, which retains its healthy 16 cores and 32 threads from the previous two generations. The CPU will feature an impressive 4.5GHz base frequency and up to 5.7GHz boost clock (5.85GHz F-Max), which should make it 200MHz faster than the Alder Lake Core i9-12900KS from Intel, which has a boost frequency of 5.5 GHz on a single core.

It seems that AMD is extracting every ounce of Hertz that it could within that 170W TDP (230W PPT) for the Ryzen 9 chips. Cache-wise, the CPU comes with 80MB of which includes 64MB of L3 (32 MB per CCD) and 16 MB of L2 (1 MB per core).

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X 12-Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU

Next we have another AMD Ryzen 9 chip, the 7900X, which as its name suggests would come equipped with 12 cores and 24 threads. The CPU comes with an even higher base clock of 4.7 GHz and a boost clock set to 5.6 GHz on a single core. The CPU retains its 170 W TDP and gets 76 MB of cache (64 MB L3 + 12 MB L2). The CPU will sit in the same ballpark as the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X but with ground-shaking performance below the Core i7-12700K.

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8 Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU

Moving on to the Ryzen 7 family, here we have the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X, an 8-core, 16-thread part. AMD positions this as the sweet spot for gamers and as such the CPU will feature a 4.5GHz base clock and 5.4GHz boost clock, but with a 105W TDP (142W PPT) lower. The CPU will get a 40MB cache pool consisting of 32MB L3 from the singular CCD and 8MB L2 from the Zen 4 cores.

Now one interesting thing to mention is that AMD has not updated a Ryzen 7 7800X chip so far. AMD likely wants to replace that part with a Ryzen 7 5800X3D successor with Zen 4 cores (3D V-Cache). Should that be the case, we can expect a refresh later this year for the CPU lineup, as AMD has confirmed that the V-Cache parts will launch in late Q4 2022.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6 Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU

Lastly, we have the cheapest tier chip (if you can call it that, but the price won’t reflect it), the Ryzen 5 7600X. This will be a 6 core 12 thread part that features a high base clock of 4.7 GHz and a single core boost frequency of 5.3 GHz. The CPU will also run at a TDP of 105 W (142 W PPT), which is much higher than its 65W predecessor, though again, that’s the sacrifice you have to pay for faster clock speeds. The CPU will carry 38MB of cache which comes from 32MB of L3 and 6MB of L2 on the die.

AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Desktop CPU Specifications:

CPU name Architecture process node Cores / Threads basic clock Boost Clock (SC Max) Cache TDP Prices (to be determined)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Zen 4 5nm 16/32 4.5GHz 5.7GHz 80MB (64+16) 170W $799 US
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Zen 4 5nm 12/24 4.7GHz 5.6GHz 76MB (64+12) 170W $549 US
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X Zen 4 5nm 8/16 Determined Determined Determined Determined Determined
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Zen 4 5nm 8/16 4.5GHz 5.4GHz 40MB (32+8) 105W $449 US
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Zen 4 5nm 6/12 4.7GHz 5.3GHz 38MB (32+6) 105W $299 US

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