AMD slides have been published online confirming the price and release date of future Ryzen 7000 processors. The company has prepared three models for release: the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900, the 8-core Ryzen 7 7700, and the 6-core Ryzen 5 7600 based on the Zen4 architecture. The processors have the same number of cores as their big brothers but have a much lower default TDP of 65W.
According to the slide, all three processors will go on sale on January 10 for $429, $329, and $329, respectively. Given the recent price cuts for the 7000X models, this price does not look particularly attractive. For just +$20, you can purchase the “unlocked” 7900X or 7700X models. If AMD sticks to that price at launch, the faster 6-core 7600X will cost just $10 more than the 7600. VideoCardz compared the known specs of the two processor series:
The main advantage of the new processors is lower power consumption. According to another slide, a 65W AMD 7900X processor paired with DDR5-6000 memory will be on average 19% faster in games than a 105W Zen3 Ryzen 9 5900X with DDR4-3600 memory.
Both processors were tested in 12 games at 1080p with Sapphire’s Radeon RX 6950XT NITRO+. The advantage of the Ryzen 9 7900 over the 5900X ranges from 103% in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to 134% in Far Cry 6.
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