AMD is going to replenish its range of chips for the new Socket AM5 platform. Although official information from the developer on this account has not yet been received, according to some sources, the manufacturer is preparing several interesting CPUs of the Ryzen 7000 series at once.
At the launch of the platform, the chip lineup included four models – Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 5 7600X. However, recently the database of results of the popular Geekbench test package was replenished with several entries with performance indicators of CPUs that have not yet been announced.
One of the possible future additions is Ryzen 7 7700. This is an 8-core model that will likely have a frequency formula of 3.8/5.4 GHz. According to the obtained indicators, in single-threaded mode it will be somewhat inferior to Ryzen 5 7600X, but in multi-threaded mode the advantage over the 6-core chip will still be noticeable due to the larger number of computing cores. However, the most attractive characteristic of this chip should be the level of power consumption. The model without the “X” in the name is expected to get a 65W heat pack. For the Raphael models, this is a great figure, as even the Ryzen 5 7600X has a claimed TDP of 105W, and 170W for the 12/16-core models. In addition, the actual figures under load are closer to the PPT values for these chips – 142 W and 230 W, respectively.
Probably the “economy” version of the Ryzen 7 7700 will have lower operating frequencies and supply voltage, which will affect power consumption. A similar model is definitely needed in the line. Not all users are ready to play with undervolting on their own.
Another interesting find in the GeekBench database is the results of the Ryzen 7 7800X. In this case, we are already talking about a 10-core 20-thread processor with a frequency formula of 4.5/5.4 GHz. This will be AMD’s first attempt with such a functional combination in the desktop segment. In this case, two CCD crystals will be required for the chip. It also potentially allows you to increase the L3 cache capacity to 64MB like the top models.
The GeekBench speed measurement result of 2097/16193 points indicates a slightly slower single-threaded performance than the Ryzen 7 7700X, while a noticeable increase in multi-threaded performance indicates an increase in computing cores. By the way, these indicators are already very close to those provided by the 16-core flagship of the previous generation line – Ryzen 9 5950X.
It seems that AMD is also planning to expand the line of chips for Socket AM5 and at the expense of more affordable models. This is evidenced by the appearance of the Ryzen 3 7300X test results in the database. It will be a 4-core 8-thread model with a potential frequency formula of 4.5/5.0 GHz.
Performance indicators (1984/7682 points) are usually the lowest among AM5 models, but compared to Zen3-based chips, even they look good. In a single thread, these are unattainable results for Ryzen 5000 models, and in multithreaded mode, the Ryzen 3 7300X is only slightly behind the popular 6-core Ryzen 5 5600X.
AMD really needs to expand its Ryzen 7000 lineup, as the new Socket AM5 platform has generally received a somewhat lukewarm reception from the market as evidenced even by plans to reduce the scale of production. A significant increase in the initial cost of “processor+board+DDR5” kits and significant competition require active measures at the beginning of the new platform’s life cycle. An increase in the range of chips with interesting features, price revisions for already introduced CPUs and the appearance of more affordable motherboards can increase demand and accelerate the migration to Socket AM5.