AMD Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700, and Ryzen 5 7600 Overview: Zen 4 Will get Extra Inexpensive

AMD’s $429 twelve-core Ryzen 9 7900, $329 eight-core Ryzen 7 7700, and $229 six-core Ryzen 5 7600 come to market as the primary ‘Non-X’ Ryzen fashions for the corporate’s new AM5 platform for Zen 4 processors. As we have seen with AMD’s previous-gen lower-power fashions, these 65W fashions supply the identical core counts and cache as their full-fledged X-series counterparts however include decrease clock speeds and a cheaper price level.

After overclocking, the 65W fashions have a tendency to supply practically the identical efficiency because the costlier ‘X’ fashions, just like the 7900X, 7700X, and 7600X, thus offering a less-expensive choice for fanatics. AMD even throws in a bundled cooler with these chips, sweetening the deal because it seems to enhance its rankings on the record of the Finest CPUs for gaming and its price-to-performance ratio in our CPU benchmark hierarchy. 

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Header Cell – Column 0 Avenue/MSRP Cores / Threads (P+E) P-Core Base / Enhance Clock (GHz) Cache (L2/L3) TDP / PBP / MTP
Ryzen 9 7900X $474 ($549) 12 / 24 4.7 / 5.6 76MB (12+64) 170W / 230W
Ryzen 9 7900 $429 12 / 24 3.7 / 5.3 76MB (12+64) 65W / 88W
Ryzen 7 7700X $349 ($399) 8 /16 4.5 / 5.4 40MB (8+32) 105W / 142W
Ryzen 7 7700 $329 8 / 16 3.8 / 5.3 GHz 40MB (8+32) 65W / 88W
Ryzen 5 7600X $249 ($299) 6 / 12 4.7 / 5.3 38MB (6+32) 105W / 142W
Ryzen 5 7600 $229 6 / 12 3.8 / 5.1 GHz 38MB (6+32) 65W / 88W

The 65W Ryzen 7000 fashions are sorely wanted; AMD’s AM5 ecosystem has been suffering from excessive motherboard pricing — significantly for the traditionally value-oriented B-series — and the strict requirement for DDR5 reminiscence has been a nagging problem attributable to continued excessive pricing.

In distinction, you need to use both DDR4 or DDR5 with Intel’s Raptor Lake chips, with DDR4 offering cheaper reminiscence and motherboard choices for worth seekers, plus Intel’s downstream motherboards are usually extra inexpensive generally.

The 65W Ryzen 7000 chips assist cut back the pricing ache for the AM5 platform, however the processor’s value is only one issue when you choose elements on your construct. Let’s examine how the brand new Ryzen chips fare. 

Ryzen 5 7600, Ryzen 7 7700, Ryzen 9 7900 Specs and Pricing

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Header Cell – Column 0 Avenue/MSRP Cores / Threads (P+E) P-Core Base / Enhance Clock (GHz) E-Core Base / Enhance Clock (GHz) Cache (L2/L3) TDP / PBP / MTP Reminiscence
Core i9-13900 / F $549 – $529 (F) 24 / 32 (8+16) 2.0 / 5.6 1.5 / 4.2 68MB (32+36) 65W / 219W DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600
Ryzen 9 7900X $474 ($549) 12 / 24 4.7 / 5.6 76MB (12+64) 170W / 230W DDR5-5200
Ryzen 9 7900 $429 12 / 24 3.7 / 5.3   76MB (12+64) 65W / 88W DDR5-5200
Core i7-13700K / KF $409 (Ok) – $384 (KF) 16 / 24 (8+8) 3.4 / 5.4 2.5 / 4.2 54MB (24+30) 125W / 253W DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600
Core i7-13700 / F $384 – $359 (F) 16 / 24 (8+8) 2.1 / 5.2 1.5 / 4.1 54MB (24+30) 65W / 219W DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600
Ryzen 7 7700X $349 ($399) 8 /16 4.5 / 5.4 40MB (8+32) 105W / 142W DDR5-5200
Ryzen 7 7700 $329 8 / 16 3.8 / 5.3 GHz   40MB (8+32) 65W / 88W DDR5-5200
Ryzen 5 7600X $249 ($299) 6 / 12 4.7 / 5.3 38MB (6+32) 105W / 142W DDR5-5200
Ryzen 5 7600 $229 6 / 12 3.8 / 5.1 GHz   38MB (6+32) 65W / 88W DDR5-5200
Core i5-13600K / KF $319 (Ok) – $294 (KF) 14 / 20 (6+8) 3.5 / 5.1 2.6 / 3.9 44MB (20+24) 125W / 181W DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600
Core i5-13400 / F $221 – $196 (F) 10 / 16 (6+4) 2.5 / 4.6 1.8 / 3.3 29.5MB (9.5+20) 65W /148W DDR4-3200 / DDR5-4800