According to other leaks, AMD plans to expand the Ryzen 7000 chip line early next year.
7900 (5.4G max):Y23 Q1 $429
7700 (5.3G max):Y23 Q1 $329
7600 (5.1G max):Y23 Q1 $229
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The announcement of three models is expected immediately – Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700 and Ryzen 5 7600. Obviously, the most noticeable change compared to the X-versions will be the reduction of the thermal package to 65 W. For a noticeable reduction in consumption, it is only necessary to reduce the operating frequency and supply voltage by 100-200 MHz. Also, the dynamic CPU acceleration algorithm will probably be less aggressive, depending on the nature of the load.
However, the total actual difference in performance compared to older models is unlikely to exceed 5–10%. At the same time, the source notes much nicer price tags for chips without the “X” index in the name. In particular, the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900 model is listed at $429 instead of $549 in the Ryzen 9 7900X. The 8-core Ryzen 7 7700 chip is expected to be priced at $329, and the most affordable for the Socket AM5 platform at the beginning of 2023 should be the 6-core Ryzen 5 7600 for $229.