AMD plans to expand the line of Ryzen 7000 processors in the near future, offering models with a 65 W thermal package. As expected, the Ryzen 5 7600, Ryzen 7 7700 and Ryzen 9 7900 chips will be announced at the CES 2023 exhibition, and the new models will be available for sale on January 10.
According to the information from the official slide that got into the network prematurely, the 6-core Ryzen 5 7600 model will get a price tag of $229, the 8-core Ryzen 7 7700 chip will cost $329, and the 12-core CPU will be offered for $429.
The main difference between these models and the already available X-versions will be TDP reduced to 65 W. And this applies both to 6/8-core CPUs, which in the X-modification have a TDP of 105 W, and to a 12-core processor with two CCDs on a substrate, the older model of which has a TDP of 170 W. Mass versions will have lower operating frequencies, and probably the same supply voltage.
Announced price tags are significantly more attractive than the starting ones for Ryzen 7000X, however, after significant promotional discounts on the latter, which are still relevant, the $10-20 difference in value does not look so compelling anymore. And the energy consumption of X-modifications can be significantly reduced by experimenting with Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO). And even AMD B650 chipset motherboards have such capabilities.
In addition to the slide with prices and basic specifications, a screenshot with a performance assessment has also been leaked online, showing that the new Ryzen 9 7900 is significantly ahead of the 12-core model of the previous generation – Ryzen 9 5900X (12/24; 3.7/4.8 GHz; 64 MB L3).
A breakdown of gaming performance shows that on average, the Ryzen 9 7900 has a 19% advantage over the Ryzen 9 5900X. However, the difference varies in a very wide range and depends on the specific game – from 1% in Metro Exodus to 34-35% in F1 2023 and Far Cry 6.