AMD Ryzen 7000 Non-X 65W CPUs Launched Jan 10th, Ryzen 9 7900 Up To 35% Faster In Games vs. 5900X

Leaked slides have confirmed that AMD will officially launch Ryzen 7000 Non-X 65W desktop CPUs on January 10th. The chipset also gives us some performance comparisons between the Ryzen 9 7900 and the Ryzen 9 5900X.

65W AMD Ryzen 7000 Non-X CPUs Headed to AM5 January 10th Ryzen 9 7900 Up to 35% Faster Than 5900X in Games

As we published in our exclusive presentation earlier this month, AMD will introduce three new models in the new Ryzen 7000 Non-X Desktop CPU family on January 10, 2023, the Ryzen 9 7900 with 12 cores, the Ryzen 7 7700 with 8 cores, and the Ryzen 5 7600. With six cores. The three new models will feature a Zen 4 core architecture with a TDP of 65W, which is lower than the previously released series that delivered up to 170W.

65W AMD Ryzen 7000 Non-X CPUs Launched January 10th, Ryzen 9 7900 up to 35% faster in games vs. 5900X (Image credit: AMD via VideoCardz)

AMD Ryzen 9 7900 – 12 Zen 4 Cores for only $429

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

AMD Ryzen 7 7700 – 8 Core Gaming Champ for under $350

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

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AMD Ryzen 5 7600 – Making AM5 affordable for entry-level builders

Finally, we have the AMD Ryzen 5 7600 which will have 6 cores, 12 threads, 38MB of cache (32MB L3 + 6MB L2) and will have a maximum clock speed of 5.1GHz. The CPU will retail at $229, which is also $70 less than the Ryzen 5 7600X which retails for $299. The boost clock is 200MHz lower than the “X” chip. The Ryzen 5 7600 will be pitted against Core i5-13600 and Core i5-12600 CPUs.

Based on the above:

  • Ryzen 9 7900 12 Core – $120 cheaper vs. 7900X
  • Ryzen 7 7700 8 Core – $70 cheaper for the 7700X
  • Ryzen 5 7600 6 Core – $70 cheaper for the 7600X

The slide, which complements VideoCardz, reveals that the three processors will have three prices for each level. The premium Ryzen 5 7600 will sell for $229, the premium Ryzen 7 7700 will sell for an additional $100 at $329, and the premium Ryzen 9 7900 will sell for $429. That price is less than the Ryzen 7000 X series, which sells for about $20 more.

However, buyers should be aware that the new Ryzen 9 7900 vs. the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X performs, on average, 119% better in twelve tested games at 1080p. For the following comparisons, the Ryzen 9 7900 system is equipped with DDR5-6000 memory and the Ryzen 9 5900X is equipped with DDR4-3600 memory. You can also check Geekbench 5 performance for the mentioned CPUs here.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900 vs. Ryzen 9 5900X Gaming Performance (Image credits: Videocardz):

The titles tested were:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • Borderlands 3
  • CS:GO
  • F1 2021
  • Far Cry 6
  • Fortnite
  • league of legends
  • metro exodus
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • strange brigade
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms Battle. Total War: Battle of the Three Kingdoms
  • World of Tanks encoding (1080p ultra settings)
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Image source: AMD via VideoCardz.

In performance, the tested processors are more or less equal in specifications. However, the newer processor will offer a lower base, boost clock, and lower TDP than the X-series models. At the moment, the current prices for the AMD Ryzen 7000X series processors are:

  • Ryzen 9 7950X – $569
  • Ryzen 9 7900X – $440
  • Ryzen 7 7700X – $349
  • Ryzen 5 7600X – $240

The launch will take place one week after CES 2023 kicks off next year in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company will disclose technology and information about developments over the coming years.

News source: VideoCardz

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