AMD reveals Ryzen 7000 pricing, performance and specifications

AMD finally unveiled its next-generation Ryzen 7000 CPUs’ pricing, as well as their full specifications and performance. The new processor will be the first on AMD’s new AM5 platform, marking the first time the Ryzen series has shifted away from the older AM4 platform.

The official unveiling covered several details that had already been leaked earlier this month, confirming that the leaked Ryzen 7000 pricing and specifications were correct. In addition, AMD also gave out official performance numbers for the new processors. (Read: AMD Zen 4 is coming later in 2022)

Ryzen 700 will initially launch with four different specifications. The flagship of the range will be the Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 9 7900X, which will go for $699 and $549 (Php40,000 and Php31,000) respectively. The mid-range will be the Ryzen 7 7700X, which will go for $399 (Php22,000). Meanwhile, the Ryzen 5 7600x will be the “entry-level” SKU at $299 (Php17,000).

All of the above CPUs will be based on TSMC’s 5 nanometer (nm) process node and will adopt AMD’s Zen 4 architecture. This will bring a 13% instructions per clock (IPC) uplift. That said, the majority of Ryzen 7000’s performance benefits will come from higher clock speeds and higher thermal design power (TDP).

AMD highlights a +29% Single-Threaded, >35% Multi-Threaded and >25% performance per watt increase when comparing the new Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 cores compared to the previous-gen to Zen 3 ones.

Zen 4 will also be much more efficient compared to Zen 3. The new platform offers 62% lower power at the same performance and 49% more performance when at the same power. In addition, AMD boasts that its new CPUs feature 50% less area versus Intel’s 10nm Alder Lake CPUs thanks to the use of the 5nm process and better power efficiency—up to 47% more.

In terms of gaming performance, AMD claims that its top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 7950X offers up to 35% higher uplift in games such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider compared to Intel’s Core i9-12900K. The company also claimed that its new CPU was anywhere from -1 to +23 percent faster in gaming benchmarks versus the Intel one, and +36 to +62 percent faster in creation workloads.

The company noted similar gains compared to their competition across the rest of the range, with even the entry-level Ryzen 5 7600X supposedly offering a 5 percent performance gain over Intel’s Core i9-12900K in gaming.

AMD’s latest CPUs are expected to hit stores on September 27, 2022. Whether Ryzen 7000 pricing will remain the same in local markets will remain to be seen.

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