AMD has officially announced the Ryzen 7000 processor models, which the company accidentally revealed back in July. It will release four models on September 27th, to be exact, the cheapest of which is the 6-core Ryzen 5 7600X, which will set you back $299, followed by the 8-core Ryzen 7700X, which will set you back $100 costs more and costs $399. The 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X CPU will retail for $549, while the 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X will retail for $699. As Ars Technica Notes, the 7600X and 7900X models have the same introductory prices as their direct predecessors in the Ryzen 5000 line, while the 7950X is $100 cheaper. The 7700X costs $100 more than the 5700X, but this model was released over a year after the first Ryzen 5000 processors appeared.
The Ryzen 7000 models are based on AMD’s Zen 4 architecture, which promises a maximum boost speed above 5 GHz, AI acceleration and a doubled L2 cache. They use the AM5 platform, the chip manufacturer’s new generation of sockets, and require DDR5 RAM. They are also the first desktop CPUs based on the 5nm manufacturing process gizmodo, and that means they have more transistors than the 5000 chips. That usually means less heat and more power for users.
AMD claims that the Ryzen 7000 processors are around 29 percent faster than the Ryzen 5000 models for single-threaded tasks, including gaming. Chief Technology Officer Mark Papermaster said CNETHowever, when the company measured tasks involving the processor’s 16 processing cores, the speed increase was up to 49 percent.