Ryzen 5 lineup: Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700, Ryzen 5 7600 For AM5

Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700, Ryzen 5 7600 For AM5

The final specifications and prices of AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 Non-X CPU lineup for the AM5 platform have leaked out.

AMD Ryzen 7000 Non-X CPU Family Leak: Ryzen 9 7900 For $429, Ryzen 7 7700 For $329, Ryzen 5 7600 For $229

The AMD Ryzen 7000 Non-X CPU lineup is no mystery, we have seen specifications and prices of these processors leak out in previous leaks but the latest slide deck that comes from Videocardz not only confirms those but also the chips these Zen 4 parts will be competing against. As always, the trio of CPUs will be using the 5nm Zen 4 core architecture and will be a slight alteration of the existing Zen 4 SKUs.

AMD Ryzen 7000 Non-X CPU lineup specs and prices have leaked out. (Image Credits: Videocardz)

What makes this leak so interesting is the fact that AMD is already listing unreleased Intel 13th, Gen Non-K CPUs, against their Non-X chips. The Intel lineup is scheduled for launch on 3rd January.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900 — 12 Zen 4 Cores For Just $429 US

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 will feature 12 cores, 24 threads, and 76 MB of cache (64 MB L3 + 12 MB L3) and will feature a maximum clock speed of up to 5.4 GHz. The CPU will retail at $429 US which is a difference of $120 US versus the Ryzen 9 7900X. While the base clock remains to be seen, the boost clock sees a 200 MHz reduction but given the price point, this 12-core chip looks incredible & I can already see a lot of users upgrading to this sub-$500 US 12-Core Zen 4 chip. AMD will position the chip against the Intel Core i9-13900 & Core i9-12900 CPUs.

AMD Ryzen 7 7700 — 8 Core Gaming Champ Under $350 US

Next up, we have the Ryzen 7 7700 which will feature 8 cores, 16 threads 40 MB of cache (32 MB L3 + 8 MB L3), and will feature a maximum clock speed of up to 5.3 GHz. The CPU will retail for $329 US which is a difference of $70 US versus the Ryzen 7 7700X which retails at $399 US. The Ryzen 7 7700 seems to be clocked just 100 MHz lower than the Ryzen 7 7700X which is impressive given its 65W power budget. The final TDP should fall around 90-100W given the 1.375x multiplier for the PPT. The Ryzen 7 7700 will be positioned against the Core i7-13700 and Core i7-12700.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600 — Making AM5 Affordable For Entry-Level Builders

Lastly, we have the AMD Ryzen 5 7600 which will feature 6 cores, 12 threads, 38 MB of cache (32 MB L3 + 6 MB L2) and will feature a maximum clock speed of up to 5.1 GHz. The CPU will hit retail at $229 US which is also $70 US lower than the Ryzen 5 7600X which retails at $299 US. The boost clock is 200 MHz lower than the ‘X’ chip. The Ryzen 5 7600 will be positioned against the Core i5-13600 & Core i5-12600 CPUs.

Based on the above:

  • Ryzen 9 7900 12 Core- $120 US cheaper vs 7900X
  • Ryzen 7 7700 8 Core- $70 US cheaper vs 7700X
  • Ryzen 5 7600 6 Core — $70 US cheaper vs 7600X

One thing that AMD is marketing with these chips is that they will be bundled with either a Wraith Prism (Ryzen 9 7900 / Ryzen 7 7700) or a Wraith Stealth (Ryzen 5 7600) CPU cooler. Now Intel will also bundle its Non-K 13th Gen CPUs with its brand new Laminar series coolers based on the TDP spec so both chipmakers will have a small value added for mainstream users but we still suggest that users get aftermarket cooling options if they have the budget to get the most out of the CPU.

AMD will bundle its Wraith CPU coolers with the Ryzen 7000 Non-X chips to offer better value to mainstream users. (Image Credits: Videocardz)

Overall, the chips sound like they will offer the best performance per dollar value on the AM5 platform and we will also be looking at cheaper A620 motherboards by the mid of 2023. AMD Ryzen 7000X3D 3D V-Cache CPUs will also be headed to CES 2023 for a full unveil. The Non-X processors will be headed for retail shelves on the 10th of January.

AMD Ryzen 7000 Raphael Desktop CPU Specs:

CPU Name Architecture Process Node Cores / Threads Base Clock Boost Clock (SC Max) Cache TDP Prices (Updated 6/05/23)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D Zen 4 3D V-Cache 5nm 16/32 4. 2 GHz 5.7 GHz 144 MB (64+64+16) 120W $627 US
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Zen 4 5nm 16/32 4.5 GHz 5.7 GHz 80 MB (64+16) 170W $540 US
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D Zen 4 3D V-Cache 5nm 12/24 4.4 GHz 5.6 GHz 144 MB (64+64+12) 120W $459 US
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Zen 4 5nm 12/24 4.7 GHz 5.6 GHz 76 MB (64+12) 170W $419 US
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 Zen 4 5nm 12/24 3.6 GHz 5.4 GHz 76 MB (64+12) 65W $365 US
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Zen 4 3D V-Cache 5nm 8/16 4.0 GHz 5.0 GHz 104 MB (32+64+8) 120W $406 US
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Zen 4 5nm 8/16 4.5 GHz 5. 4 GHz 40 MB (32+8) 105W $295 US
AMD Ryzen 7 7700 Zen 4 5nm 8/16 3.6 GHz 5.3 GHz 40 MB (32+8) 65W $270 US
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Zen 4 5nm 6/12 4.7 GHz 5.3 GHz 38 MB (32+6) 105W $240 US
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 Zen 4 5nm 6/12 3.8 GHz 5.1 GHz 38 MB (32+6) 65W $215 US

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Hex-Core from $219, Available April 11th

As part of our initial Ryzen 7 review, AMD also teased the presence of two more elements to the Ryzen lineup, specifically Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3, both aiming at a lower cost market and allowing AMD to sell some of the silicon that didn’t quite make it to the Ryzen 7 lineup. Today is the official announcement for Ryzen 5, featuring four processors in hex-core and quad-core formats, all with Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) and all using the same AM4 platform as Ryzen 5.

Ryzen 5

Whereas Ryzen 7 was AMD’s main attack on high-performance x86 and a shot across the bow against Intel’s high-end desktop platform, Ryzen 5 is targeted more at mainstream users. The goal here is that where Intel has four cores with no hyperthreading, AMD can provide six cores with SMT, effectively offering three times as many threads for the same price and potentially smashing any multithreaded workload.

Without further ado, here is where the Ryzen families stand:

AMD Ryzen 7 SKUs


XFR L3 TDP Cost Cooler
Ryzen 7 1800X 8/16 3.6/4.0 +100 16 MB 95 W $499
Ryzen 7 1700X 8/16 3. 4/3.8 +100 16 MB 95 W $399
Ryzen 7 1700 8/16 3.0/3.7 +50 16 MB 65 W $329 Spire


AMD Ryzen 5 SKUs


XFR L3 TDP Cost Cooler
Ryzen 5 1600X 6/12 3.6/4.0 +100 16 MB 95 W $249
Ryzen 5 1600 6/12 3.2/3.6 +100 16 MB 65 W $219 Spire
Ryzen 5 1500X 4/8 3. 5/3.7 +200 16 MB 65 W $189 Spire
Ryzen 5 1400 4/8 3.2/3.4 +50 8 MB 65 W $169 Stealth

Traditionally we are used to a part with fewer cores having a higher clock frequency, however perhaps due to the voltage scaling of the design, we see a matched Ryzen 5 1600X in frequency to the Ryzen 7 1800X, but the rest of the Ryzen 5 family are offered at a lower TDP instead.

All the Ryzen 5 parts are unlocked, similar to the Ryzen 7 parts, and all four exhibit some movement in XFR mode, with the 1500X offering +200 MHz depending on the cooler used. AMD is going to offer some of these SKUs with their redesigned Wraith coolers:

It is worth noting that the Wraith Spire for Ryzen 5 will not have RGB lighting, whereas the Wraith Spire for Ryzen 7 does use an RGB ring. OEMs will be able to use the higher-end Wraith Max stock cooler for their pre-built systems. AMD stated that at present, there are no plans to bring the Wraith coolers to retail as individual units, however they will keep track of how many users want them as individual items and regularly approach the issue internally.

To clarify some initial confusion, AMD has given me official TDP support numbers for the coolers. The entry level Wraith Stealth is 65W, the Wraith Spire is 65W for high-ambient conditions (AMD states this might be considered an ’80W’ design in low-ambient), and the Wraith Max is 95W for OEM builds using Ryzen 7 95W parts.

All the Ryzen 5 parts will support DDR4 ECC and non-ECC memory, and the memory support is the same as Ryzen 7, and will depend on how many modules and the types of modules being used. Recently companies like ADATA announced official support for AM4, as some users have found that there were memory growing pains when Ryzen 7 was launched.

Platform support for Ryzen 5, relating to PCIe lanes and chipset configurations, is identical to Ryzen 7. Each CPU offers sixteen PCIe 3.0 lanes for graphics, along with four lanes for a chipset and four lanes for storage. Chipsets can then offer up to eight PCIe 2.0 lanes which can be bifurcated up to x4 (AMD GPUs can use chipset lanes for graphics as well, however at reduced bandwidth and additional latency).


The high-end Ryzen 5 1600X, at $249, is a shoe-in to compete against Intel’s i5-7600K at $242. Intel’s CPU is based on the Kaby Lake microarchitecture, and we’ve already shown in the Ryzen 7 review that by comparison Ryzen is more circa Broadwell, which is two generations behind. AMD won’t win much when it comes to single-threaded tests here, but the multi-threaded situation is where AMD shines.

Comparison: Ryzen 5 1600X vs Core i5-7600K

Ryzen 5 1600X
Features Intel

Core i5-7600K
6 / 12 Cores/Threads 4 / 4
3. 6 / 4.0 GHz Base/Turbo 3.8 / 4.2 GHz
16 PCIe 3.0 Lanes 16
16 MB L3 Cache 6 MB
95 W TDP 91 W
$249 Price (MSRP) $242

Here we have twelve threads against four, at a 95W TDP compared to a 91W TDP (the 1600 is 65W, which looks better on paper). It is expected that for situations where a compute workload can scale across cores and threads that the AMD chip will wipe the floor with the competition. For more generic office workloads, it will interesting to see where the marks fall.

On the quad-core parts, there are several competitive points to choose from. The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X, at $189, sits near Intel’s Core i5-7500 at $192. This would be a shootout of a base quad-core versus a quad-core with hyperthreading.

Comparison: Ryzen 5 1500X vs Core i5-7500

Ryzen 5 1500X
Features Intel

Core i5-7500
4 / 8 Cores/Threads 4 / 4
3.5 / 3.7 GHz Base/Turbo 3.4 / 3.8 GHz
16 PCIe 3.0 Lanes 16
16 MB L3 Cache 6 MB
65 W TDP 65 W
$189 Price (MSRP) $182

The reason why I didn’t pull out the Core i3-7350K there, at $168, is because the performance of the 7350K sits near the Pentium G4560, which is only $64 (and the subject of an upcoming review). That all being said, the $168 price of the i3-7350K matches up to the $169 price of the Ryzen 5 1400, although the 1400 has double the cores and double the threads of the 7350K.

Cutting up the Cores

Ryzen 5, both the hex-core and the quad-core variants, will use the same eight-core base Zeppelin silicon that Ryzen 7 does.

The silicon design consists of two core complexes (CCX) of four cores apiece, and each with 8MB of L3 cache that is an exclusive victim cache. One of the suggestions regarding Ryzen 7’s performance was about thread migration and scheduling on the core design, especially as core-to-core latency varies depending on where the cores are located (and there’s a jump between CCXes). Despite the use of AMD’s new Infinity Fabric, which is ultimately a superset of HyperTransport, there is still a slightly longer delay jumping over that CCX boundary, although the default Windows scheduler knows how to manage that boundary as demonstrated by Allyn at PCPerspective earlier this week.

So when dealing with a four-core or six-core CPU, and the base core design has eight-cores, how does AMD cut them up? It is possible for AMD to offer a 4+0, 3+1 or 2+2 design for its quad-core parts, or 4+2 and 3+3 variants for its hexacore parts, similar to the way that Intel cuts up its integrated graphics for GT1 variants. The downside with this way is that performance might differ between the variants, making it difficult to manage. The upside is that more CPUs with defects can be used.

We have confirmation from AMD that there are no silly games going to be played with Ryzen 5. The six-core parts will be a strict 3+3 combination, while the four-core parts will use 2+2. This will be true across all CPUs, ensuring a consistent performance throughout.

Performance Estimates

We won’t have these CPUs in for a while, but given our new benchmark suite and the results we’ve seen so far with Ryzen, we’ve tried to lay out some estimates in performance in both single thread and multi-threaded workloads.

Single thread performance is easy enough to estimate – we work from the turbo and XFR frequencies of each processor. For users looking for peak single thread performance, something like Intel’s Pentium G3258 or i3-7350K that can be overclocked to 5GHz+ (or starts as a base 4. 2 GHz) is going to be a performance per dollar crown here. On the AMD side, we expect the Ryzen 5 1600X to match the Ryzen 7 1700X as it has the same frequency.

Multithreaded is more difficult to predict. Some of our benchmarks offer perfect scaling across cores and threads, meaning that if you half the cores, you get half the score. Some of the benchmarks are not as clear cut though, hence why we see something like Intel’s Core i3-7350K, which should get about half the score of an i7-7700K, scoring 65% instead of 50%. We’ve tried to take this into account with the Ryzen 5 parts, and we get the graph above.

The key results here show that the 1600 and 1600X should sit way above the i5-7600K, and the 1600X should offer so much better performance per dollar than the Core i7-7700K.

On overall performance, taking the combination of results (our suite is slightly unbalanced in favor of MT, but this is taken into consideration) we funnily see a straight line between the 1800X, 1700X, 1700, 1600 and 1500X, putting the 1600X at a really good position as a performance per dollar CPU.

The caveat here is that the Ryzen 7 processors came across as good workstation processors. Ryzen 7 was marketed towards that group of users, and it made sense. Ryzen 5 is more targeted towards mainstream gamers and users, which might offer some interesting results. Our results don’t feature any gaming numbers yet (still working on a Ryzen 7 part 2 for this), but it will be interesting to see how the core counts and frequency will affect gaming performance.

The Bottom Line

Ryzen 5.

Two CPUs with six-core, from $219-$249.

Two CPUs with four-core. From $169-$189.

Retail availability on April 11th.

Stay tuned for the AnandTech review.

(Ryzen 3 is still slated for 2h27.)

Gallery: AMD Ryzen 5 Press Deck

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AMD Ryzen 7000 Fall New for Socket AM5 with 16 Zen4, PCIe 5, and DDR5 Cores / Sudo Null IT News The Ryzen 7000 family will feature up to 16 Zen 4 cores and be built on TSMC’s optimized 5nm process.


AMD Ryzen 7000 will also put an end to the long-used AM4 socket. We are waiting for a new socket AM5 LGA1718 and a trio of chipsets that support it: X670E, X670 and B650.

AMD Ryzen: Five Years of Updates for PCs

Since the debut of the original AMD Ryzen processor on first generation Zen cores back in 2017, AMD has continually updated and improved its core architecture in a way that no one but AMD itself thought possible before Zen . One of the main achievements of Zen was the new socket AM4, which became one of the most successful in history and brought DDR4 memory to the mass market. In 2018, AMD released an updated Zen+ microarchitecture for Ryzen 2000 processors based on the more efficient and optimized 12nm GlobalFoundries architecture, as well as significantly improved inter-process communication performance.

In 2019, AMD introduced the Zen 2 architecture, which became the basis for the Ryzen 3000 series processors. By switching to TSMC’s high-performance 7nm manufacturing process, AMD achieved a 2x performance increase over Zen/Zen+. A new type of processor design has also emerged through the use of chiplets.

Zen 2 cores ruled the roost until 2020, when AMD introduced Zen 3 cores, which, compared to Zen 2, increased IPC to 19%, introduced the Resizable BAR feature, which made it easier for processors to work with video memory, and the cache size L3 memory brought the processor race to a new level. We also owe Zen 3 to the massive introduction of the PCIe 4.0 bus for desktop PCs.

AMD Ryzen 7000: Zen 4 and 5nm in every PC

The announcement of the AMD Ryzen 7000 family has been one of the most anticipated for the consumer market in 2022. It has long been known that the Zen 4 microarchitecture is built on TSMC’s optimized 5nm process, but everyone wanted more information. or Huawei, Zen 4 marks the first use of 5nm for desktop x86 compatible systems. AMD Ryzen 7000 and Zen 4 similarly to Zen 3 include a dual core chiplet (CCD) chiplet design based on TSMC’s 5nm manufacturing process.

While AMD is not yet specific about the Zen 4 architecture, it is known that Zen 4 will ship with 1MB of L2 cache per core, which is twice the amount of L2 cache compared to Zen 3 processor cores (and Zen 2). AMD’s L3 cache size, as well as Zen 4 processors using 3D V-cache, are for future news events.

Thanks to the new architecture and TSMC’s 5nm process, AMD has been able to increase the clock speed as well. Officially, the company only claims a maximum clock speed of «5GHz+» at the moment, but a demo video of the talk showed a pre-production 16-core AMD Ryzen 7000 processor clocked at 5.5GHz.

As a result of all these improvements, AMD was able to improve single-threaded performance by more than 15%. This statement is based on Cinebench R23 tests comparing a pre-production 16-core Ryzen 7000 to a 16-core 5950X. Given the significant increase in clock speeds in new processors, it is suspected that most of the performance improvements are due to this. However, at the moment, there is no additional information about what major architectural changes AMD has made.

AMD also announced Zen 4/Ryzen 7000 AI acceleration instructions, specifically bfloat16 and int8/int4 data manipulation instructions

For the Ryzen 7000, AMD is also introducing a new 6nm replaces the 14nm IOD used in previous Zen 3 cores. For the first time for AMD, the new IOD includes an integrated GPU based on the AMD RDNA2 architecture. Thus, in the Ryzen 7000 generation, all AMD processors will technically be hybrid, because graphics are the main part of the chip design. It seems that all (or almost all) AMD processors will be suitable for use in systems without discrete graphics, which is not very important for consumer systems (using the example of Intel, we see that the consumer prefers processors without integrated graphics, including due to less prices), but very critical for corporate/commercial systems.

Comparison of characteristics of different generations of AMD processors yzen 5000


Ryzen 3000


Core microarchitecture

Zen 4

Zen 3

Zen 2

Number of cores

up to 16 cores/ 32 threads

up to 16 cores/ 32 threads

up to 16 cores/ 32 threads

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GPU architecture




Supported memory 38






Number and type of PCIe lanes

24 PCIe5 lanes

24 PCIe4 lanes

24 PCIe4 lanes





IOD: GloF o 12nm


IOD: GloFo 12nm

The new IOD has allowed AMD to significantly reduce power consumption. In addition to the fact that TSMC’s 6nm process is well ahead of the old 12nm process by GlobalFoundries in this indicator, AMD has introduced many energy-saving technologies first developed for the Ryzen 6000 Mobile series into the new generation of processors. These include additional low power modes and active power management. As a result, the Ryzen 7000 should perform much better in idle and low CPU utilization workloads. It’s reasonable to assume that the IOD will also consume less power under load (at least with graphics disabled). But with all 16 cores fully loaded at more than 5 GHz, even with a thinner process technology, low power consumption is not to be expected.

It should be noted that AMD is talking about the higher TDP of the Ryzen 7000. Although the vendor is not currently announcing official specifications, the AM5 platform, according to him, is designed for a nominal TDP of processors up to 170 W, and peak power consumption (Package Power Tracking) can reach 230 watts. It is also not yet known what specifications (more or less than these figures) will be provided by manufacturers of motherboards based on the X670E, X670 and B650 chipsets.

The AMD Zen 4 microarchitecture, combined with the new IOD, also provides official PCIe 5.0 support, very similar to what Intel introduced with its Alder Lake (12th Gen) architecture.

Combining an AMD Ryzen 7000 with an X670E, X670, or B650 motherboard will provide up to 24 PCIe lanes split between slots and storage devices. Based on AMD’s announcement, all data lanes from the Ryzen 7000 processor will support PCIe 5.0, but motherboard manufacturers will have to implement support for PCIe lanes at these speeds themselves. As a result, Ryzen 7000 processors on low-end motherboards are likely to have limited PCIe 5 support, leaving most peripherals connected to PCIe 4 lanes.0003

AM5: Socket LGA1718 and three new chipsets X670E, X670, and B650

With the announcement of the AMD Ryzen 7000 processor family officially ending the previous AM4 platform, the Ryzen 7000 will also be the first processor family to use the new AM5 platform. Replacing the socket with LGA with 1718 pins is caused by the need to support DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, as well as a higher TDP of the processor.

The main change in the I/O bus, as noted earlier, was support for PCIe 5.0. It is designed for use with next generation graphics cards and SSDs (and other accelerators such as AI). However, AMD expects the first PCIe 5-enabled SSDs for the consumer market to be available in time for the launch of the AM5 platform. PCIe 5.0 offers more bandwidth (up to 32 GB/s in each direction) but places very high demands on signal quality. This is one of the reasons why AMD was forced to switch to a new LGA socket, abandoning the PGA used in AM4.

AM5 also adds support for quad-channel (128-bit) DDR5 memory for AMD platforms, promising a significant increase in memory bandwidth. Moreover, AMD declares support only for DDR5 memory. Unlike Intel, whose new generation of chipsets and Alder Lake processors support both DDR5 and DDR4, AMD has decided to completely abandon support for older memory formats.

AMD omitted supported memory speeds in their presentation, but based on their notes on pre-production processor benchmark tests, we can see that the company did this testing with DDR5-6000 memory. This means that the tests most likely used overclocked (XMP) memory, and gives hope that the AM5/Ryzen 7000 will be able to offer some headroom for overclocking frequencies and timings.

We also noted above that with AM5 and Ryzen 7000 AMD will switch to support processors with TDPs up to 170W (for Zen 4 cores), as opposed to the 105W TDP typical for processors of the previous series, such as AMD Ryzen 9 5950X . AMD is also using a new heatspreading cover design (IHS) on the Ryzen 7000 that is also compatible with previous socket AM4 coolers. This means that (theoretically) users wishing to upgrade to Ryzen 7000 will be able to use existing coolers with socket AM4 support.

Three new motherboard chipsets will support the new AM5 platform: X670E, X670 and B650. The X670E “Extreme” chipset will be the flagship. It is designed for premium models with an emphasis on extreme overclocking with full PCIe 5.0 support, that is, support for two PCIe 5.0 graphics slots, as well as at least one PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot for storage devices data. From the AMD specs, we can deduce that this bus lane allocation will be x8/x8/x4 with PCIe lane splits from the first PCIe x16 graphics card slot to the second, offering either x16 for one slot or x8 lanes for two.

Interestingly, AMD is now dividing the X670 chipset into two market segments at once compared to previous versions such as the X570, X470 and X370 chipsets. Both the X670E and X670 chipsets are positioned for enthusiasts. But also cheaper motherboards with reduced functionality can be developed based on the X670. In particular, the X670 chipset does not require PCIe 5.0 support for PCIe x16 slots. X670-based boards can use PCIe 4.0 instead of version 5. However, PCIe 5.0 will still be required for at least one M.2 NVMe SSD slot.

It is likely that premium motherboards such as ASUS’ ROG Crosshair series, MSI’s MEG series, and GIGABYTE’s Aorus Xtreme series will be based on the X670E chipset to separate them from the mid-price segment, where there will be more affordable options with the X670 .

AMD chipset comparison

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5.0 (Required)

2 x16 Slots

5.0 (Optional)


9004 3

PCIe CPU (M.2 slots)

At least 1 M2 c slot PCIe 5.0 support

At least 1 M2 slot with PCIe 5.0 support

At least 1 M2 slot with PCIe 5.0 support

Super Speed ​​USB 20 Gbps

(USB 3.2 Gen 2×2)

Up to 14 ports

Up to 14 ports

Up to 14 ports

90 039 DDR5 Support

Quad Channel (128bit)

Quad Channel (128bit)

Quad channel (128 bit)

Wi-Fi 6E






No 02 The B650 chipset, as in the case of previous AMD B-series chipsets, will be aimed at ordinary users with a modest budget. Like the rest of the AM5 chipsets, the B650 requires mandatory PCIe 5.0 support for at least one M.2 slot, but does not have PCIe 5.0 support for PCIe slots. It also lacks the ability to overclock. According to the «paper» specifications, the B650 is similar to the X670, but with disabled overclocking and a reduced PCIe bus. We will receive details only with the release and test of motherboards on it.

Along with the announcement of the X670E, X670 and B650 chipsets, AMD also announced premium motherboards to look forward to when launching the Ryzen 7000 family. ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme, Biostar X670E Valkyrie, GIGABYTE X670 Aorus Xtreme and MSI MEG X670E Ace.

AMD also confirmed that the AM5 will support the AMD Serial Voltage 3 (SVI3) standard. First introduced with the Ryzen 6000 series of mobile processors, SVI3 provides more precise power management and significantly faster response to voltage changes. Particularly for desktop boards, SVI3 also supports more power phases, which will be especially useful for high-end X670E motherboards.

Since all AMD Ryzen 7000 processors will have integrated graphics, AM5 supports implementation for any motherboard price segment. Motherboards with the AM5 will be able to support up to four display outputs using a combination of HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2 ports.

With the AM5, AMD will also bring an update to the USB ports, though not as massive as we hoped. AM5 supports up to 14 SuperSpeed ​​USB 20Gb/s (USB 3.2 Gen 2×2) Type-C ports. Alas, AMD does not mention USB4, so it is likely that we will not see this type of ports in the first generation of chipsets.

AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop processors: don’t wait until autumn

The current announcement is essentially one big teaser whetting the audience’s appetite. It shows the first details about the Ryzen 7000 chips and the AM5 platform, but the actual launch of the new AMD platform will not happen until the end of September 2022. Or, perhaps, it will be generally postponed to the end of the year.

The announcement of the Ryzen 7000 sounded quite early, but this is usual for AMD. The Zen 4 processor architecture was scheduled to launch in 2022 (according to AMD’s plans), so the computer industry knew that sooner or later it would happen. And, since Intel pulled out of Computex, AMD was able to take center stage in the CPU-GPU news. It would be foolish for AMD not to announce a new platform, especially since their Taiwanese motherboard partners were eager to showcase their new products.

Either way, expect more news from AMD on Ryzen 7000 and the AM5 platform in the coming months. The company still has something to tell, and it will not be limited to one presentation before the official release.

More details here.


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Every year AMD processors become more powerful, and the gap with Intel devices is less and less convincing. This fall, the 7000th generation CPUs went on sale, which will replace the successful Ryzen 5000 series on the market. They are made according to a new architecture and a new socket. The main distinguishing features of the new processors are the following:

  • Zen 4 architecture
  • Socket AM5
  • DDR5 support
  • L2 cache doubled
  • Integrated graphics throughout the
  • series

  • PCI-e 5.0 support

The new range is manufactured using a 5nm process that provides an 80% increase in transistor density. This technical process made it possible to make processors more productive and reduced power consumption by a third compared to the previous generation. On the negative side, this architecture will completely refuse to support the DDR4 standard.

Zen 4 also supports the AVX-512 instruction set, which is an important feature for the server segment and will also allow home computers to support an additional set of operations.

The new socket AM5 provides a different package — LGA ZIF, where the contact legs are transferred from the stone to the socket. The good news is that cooling systems for the AM4 socket are compatible with the AM5 platform.

Additional costs for a new motherboard. The previous socket lived for 6 years (which is quite a lot), and the new one has not shown itself yet, so AMD promises not to abandon the previous generation and support it with updates until at least 2026.

For the advanced series of processors, corresponding motherboards will be released with three new chipsets: B650, X670 and X670E. The first is the basis for relatively low-end builds, it does not support overclocking and has a truncated PCIe bus. The latter is a great option for overclockers with a focus on maximum CPU overclocking and full PCI-e 5. 0 support. X670 is an average solution, where some features of the older chipset will be cut.

Integrated graphics will be output via HDMI 2.1 and DIsplayPort 2 ports. Absolutely all processor models have a graphics core, which made it possible to get rid of the “G” marking in the new series. Now it is based on two RDNA2 cores, the frequency of which varies between 400 MHz — 2200 MHz, which is generally equal to the graphics level of Vega 8.

Lineup will include:

  • Ryzen 5 7600X (6 cores)
  • Ryzen 7 7700X (8 cores)
  • Ryzen 9 7900X (12 cores)
  • Ryzen 9 7950X (16 cores)

All new products demonstrate a multiple increase in performance and a decrease in power consumption, but in terms of operating temperatures they still remain quite voracious.

As before, the CPUs are chiplet-based, and heat dissipation is ensured by a special solder that will prevent overheating if there is insufficient contact with the processor cover.

The Ryzen 7000-series generation consists of three lines:

  • Phoenix
  • Dragon Range
  • Raphael Phoenix

The former are designed for energy efficient devices (entry and mid-range laptops). The second ones are for high-performance laptops and game consoles, and the third ones represent the basis of a stationary assembly, they were the first to go on sale.

In the future, the series provides for the release of processors with an improved graphics core (3D V-Cache), but their release will occur a little later than the main line.


The flagships of the series will be Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X CPUs, and their comparative characteristics are shown in the table below:

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 7 7700X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Cores/Threads 6 / 12 8 / 16 12 / 24 16 / 32
Rated/maximum frequency 4. 7 / 5.3 GHz 4.5 / 5.4 GHz 4.7 / 5.6 GHz 4.5 / 5.7 GHz
L2 cache 8 MB 8 MB 16 MB 32 MB
L3 cache 32 MB 32 MB 64 MB 64 MB
TDP 105 W 105 W 170 W 170W
Maximum temperature 95C 95C 95C 95C

The increase in the number of cores, as in the past, did not happen, because 8- and 16-core devices fully cope with any load that the world of video games and computer technology in 2022-2023 provides.

The Zen 4 architecture itself provides a 13% increase in IPC, and the high clock speeds of the 7000 series provide an overall increase in performance per thread by 29%.

The distinguishing feature of all processors of the 7000 series is the cores, each of which is productive, unlike competitors, in which half of the cores are productive, and the other half are energy efficient.

Stones have a built-in overclocking system, which will allow you to achieve a significant increase in performance, but in turn will require a good cooling system from the user, preferably liquid.



Based on synthetic tests, overall performance in resource-intensive tasks and applications increases by an impressive 30-40% compared to the previous generation. These results have been confirmed in benchmarks: Cinebench 23, Blender Benchmark.

«Synthetics» showed an increase in single-core and multi-core performance, surpassing almost all previous generation Intel processors by 30% and most CPUs of new generation competitors. Only some models are extremely slightly inferior to opponents in efficiency, while significantly winning in price.


Gaming tests have mixed results, according to independent estimates 7000 lose Alder Lake, but not significantly. What is surprising is that they are inferior to themselves, in particular the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. It is quite possible that the exclusive gaming flagship of the new series will be presented somewhat later, as was the case with the 5800X3D.

The integrated graphics didn’t show amazing results, but it was never positioned as a quality solution for games, but only as an entry-level tool. For the first time, the graphics core will allow you to cope with non-demanding tasks, while the user collects money for a good video card.

The entire line of seventh generation processors turned out to be very hot, and when performing resource-intensive tasks, their temperature can reach 88 degrees, despite good air cooling through tower coolers.

Based on public tests, we can say with confidence that the “reds” outperform their main competitors in some places, and the “blues” have to catch up somewhere.

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