AMD expanded its line of Zen 4 desktop processors with the Ryzen 7000X3D series for gaming PCs and the Ryzen 7000 non-X CPUs for budget computers.
At CES 2023, AMD expanded its line of Zen 4 desktop processors with the introduction of the Ryzen 7000X3D series for gaming PCs and the Ryzen 7000 non-X CPUs for budget computers. The company also unveiled the Ryzen 7000 mobile APU and Radeon RX 7000 laptop GPU, aiming to provide a complete lineup for mobile users. The Ryzen 7000 desktop series debuts in August 2022 and includes four chips—the 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen 9 7950X, the 12-core, 24-thread Ryzen 9 7900X, the 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 7700X, and the 6-core 12-thread Ryzen 5 7600X.
AMD announced three new Ryzen 7000 3D V-Cache processors as upgrades to its Ryzen 5000 3D V-Cache series. Compared with the previous generation of 3D V-Cache chips, the new processors offer a 14 percent performance increase, AMD said. The new chips -- the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and Ryzen 9 7950X3D -- come with specs rumored last year. AMD claims they are the "world's fastest gaming processors".
New Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs
The leader is the Ryzen 9 7950X3D with 16 cores and 32 threads. It has a 5.7GHz boost clock and a total capacity of 144MB cache. The 12-core, 24-thread Ryzen 9 7900X3D is a step down, with a 5.6GHz boost clock and 140MB of cache. Finally there's the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, which has 8 cores and 16 threads, a boost clock of up to 5Ghz, and 104MB of total cache. All chips have the same 120W TDP. AMD has not disclosed any pricing information for the Ryzen 7000X3D processors, but they will likely be more expensive than the X-series processors. They will be available starting in February.
AMD also announced new Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700 and Ryzen 5 7600 processors. They're slightly lower clocked variants of the 7900X, 7700X, and 7600X processors introduced last year. Like its X-Series counterparts, the new chip is built on the Zen 4 architecture and has a 65W TDP. After a BIOS update, the new processors are compatible with existing AM5 motherboards. They will be available starting January 10th. AMD is also bundling a Wraith Prism cooler with the 7900 and 7700, and a Wraith Stealth with the 7600. ^Upgraded chips start at $229 for the Ryzen 5 7600 and $329 for the Ryzen 7 7700. The Ryzen 9 7900 is the most expensive of the bunch, with a list price of $429. It will be interesting to see how they stack up against Intel's 13th Gen Core non-K CPUs, especially since the latter have a lower barrier to entry due to lower-priced motherboards and DDR4 support. While they will offer a viable alternative, AMD may have to adjust the pricing of its Ryzen 7000 non-X processors to make them more competitive with Intel.
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