In addition to the announcement of chips of the Ryzen 7000X3D line at CES 2023, the AMD company also pleased supporters of desktop solutions with the expansion of the classic Ryzen 7000 line. As expected, the developer offered three new models – Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700, and Ryzen 5 7600.
A feature of the proposed chips is a reduced level of energy consumption. The declared TDP for all presented models is 65 W instead of 105/170 W in X-modifications of processors. In addition, basic CPUs received more attractive price tags, and are also equipped with cooling systems as standard.
The older model Ryzen 9 7900 is a 12-core 24-thread chip with an operating frequency formula of 3.7/5.4 GHz. The specified maximum dynamic acceleration limit is almost the same as in the Ryzen 9 7900X modification (4.5/5.6 GHz), but the basic one is significantly lower. By the way, the latest AMD is shyly not indicated in the presentation slides, although, in our opinion, there is no reason for this.
It is thanks to the frequency restrictions and the reduction of the supply voltage that it is possible to significantly improve the level of energy consumption. Moreover, the impact on actual performance is not as critical as one might expect.
The recommended price of the Ryzen 9 7900 is $429.
Comparison with the capabilities of the 12-core of the previous generation does not cause any doubts about the winner of such a confrontation. Ryzen 9 5900X with a TDP of 105 W is noticeably inferior to the novelty.
When it comes to power efficiency in general, it is the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900 with a TDP of 65W that should show the best performance per watt. According to AMD’s assurances, the efficiency of this model is as much as 47% higher than that of the Ryzen 9 7900X.
At the same time, AMD leaves opportunities for independent overclocking, without limiting the owners of “mass” models. The unlocked multiplier encourages frequency experimentation. Even more interesting is the possibility of setting PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive). That is, there are more than enough options for tuning and finding a performance/energy consumption balance.
Unlike the X-modifications, Ryzen 7000 family chips with a TDP of 65 W will be supplied with a standard cooler. The Ryzen 9 7900 is equipped directly with the well-known AMD Wraith Prism cooler with RGB lighting.
The 8-core model Ryzen 7 7700 received a frequency formula of 3.8/5.3 GHz. The total capacity of L2+L3 cache memory is typical for chips of this class – 40 MB (8×1 MB + 32 MB). TDP – 65 W. The processor will also be equipped with an AMD Wraith Prism cooler.
As the main competitors for Ryzen 7 7700, AMD sees Core i7-13700/12700 chips, offering to evaluate the advantage of the new product over the 8-core model Ryzen 7 5800X. In games, the increase can be 6-30%, while in multi-threaded tasks the difference is even more noticeable – 13-53%.
The recommended price of the Ryzen 7 7700 is $329. Compared to the starting price of the Ryzen 7 7700X ($399), this value looks quite attractive, but after the holiday discounts, which are still in effect, the X-mod can be purchased for $350.
The actual difference of $20 is not so impressive. However, market demand will put everything on the shelves. In addition, it should not be forgotten that the Ryzen 7 7700 comes with a cooler, while the cooler for the Ryzen 7 7700X needs to be purchased immediately.
According to AMD, serious gaming starts with the Ryzen 5 7600. 6/12 cores/threads configuration with a frequency formula of 3.8/5.1GHz and 38MB L2+L3. Not a bad starting platform at all. A noticeable advantage over the Ryzen 5 5600X in various games shows a qualitative improvement when changing CPU generations.
The recommended price of the Ryzen 5 7600 is $229. At the same time, we note that the most affordable 6-core for the Socket AM5 platform will be offered in a set with the AMD Wraith Stealth basic cooler.
All announced chips of the Ryzen 7000 line with a TDP of 65 W will go on sale from January 10.