New leaked slides confirm that AMD will officially launch the Ryzen 7000 non-X Desktop CPU series in two weeks’ time on January 10th 2023. These non-X CPUs will be based on the Zen 4 architecture, however, they will have a 65W TDP and operate at a lower clock speeds compared to their current 105W X-series counterparts.
The leaked slides courtesy of VideoCardz.com reveal that the non-X series will feature 3 SKUs in total, the Ryzen 9 7900, the Ryzen 7 7700, and the Ryzen 5 7600. Like their X-series counterparts, all of these SKUs will launch on the AM5 socket, and will require DDR5 memory.
The Ryzen 9 7900 is a 12 core / 24 thread CPU, with 76 MB of cache in total (12 MB L3 cache), and maximum clock speed of up to 5.4 GHz. It will have a price tag of $429, which is $120 cheaper than the official launch MSRP of Ryzen 9 7900X which can boost up to 5.6 GHz. AMD intendeds for the Ryzen 7900 to compete against the current Intel Core i9-13900 / i9-12900 CPUs.
Next up is the Ryzen 7 7700 which will feature 8 cores / 16 threads, with 40 MB of cache in total (8 MB L3), it will boost up to 5.3 GHz. This CPU will have a price tag of $329, which is $70 cheaper than the official launch MSRP of the Ryzen 7 7700X. The Ryzen 7700 non-X will be competing against the Intel Core i7-13700 / i7-12700.
And lastly we have the Ryzen 5 7600 which will feature 6 cores / 12 threads, with 38 MB of total cache (6 MB L3) and will boost up to a maximum clock speed of 5.1 GHz. The CPU will have a price tag of $229 which is again $70 cheaper than the launch MSRP of the Ryzen 5 7600X. The Ryzen 5 7600 non-X CPU will be directly competing against Intel mainstream Core i5-13600 / i5-12600 Processors.
|Processor||Cores / Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||MSRP at Launch||Current Price|
|Ryzen 9 7950X||16C / 32T||4.5 GHz||5.7 GHz||$699||$568.99|
|Ryzen 9 7900X||12C / 24T||4.7 GHz||5.6 GHz||$549||$439.99|
|Ryzen 9 7900||12C / 24T||3.7 GHz||5.4 GHz||$429||–|
|Ryzen 7 7700X||8C / 16T||4.5 GHz||5.4 GHz||$399||$349|
|Ryzen 7 7700||8C / 16T||3.8 GHz||5.3 GHz||$329||–|
|Ryzen 5 7600X||6C / 12T||4.7 GHz||5.3 GHz||$299||$238|
|Ryzen 5 7600||6C / 12T||3.8 GHz||5.1 GHz||$229||–|
The Ryzen 7000 non-X series max boost clocks are certainly impressive compared to their X-series counterparts, considering the fact that they operate at only 65W TDP.
However, as you can see from the summary table above, the current X-series CPUs are already on sale, with price cuts of around 30%, making them only slightly more expensive than the upcoming non-X brethren, for example in the case of Ryzen 7600, for less than 10$ extra you can get your hands on the Ryzen 7600X
It’s safe to say the upcoming non-X CPU prices don’t really make much sense given the state of the current market, and then there’s the imminent launch of the non-K Core CPUs from Intel which is another factor to add to the equation.
It will certainly be interesting to see how all of this plays out in the next month, with best case scenario being that the current CPUs receive even more price cuts to make way for the newer SKUs, which ultimately bodes well for consumers.