The newly unveiled AMD Ryzen 7000 non-X processors are now available for purchase through online retailers like Amazon. These processors include three SKUs in total: the Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700, and Ryzen 5 7600.
These chips are available for the AMD AM5 platform and support DDR5 memory only, they also come with a cooler inside the box, a Wraith Prism RGB cooler in the case of Ryzen 7900 and 7700, while the Ryzen 7600 will come with a Wraith Stealth cooler.
As for specs, the 12-core / 24-thread Ryzen 9 7900 leads the pack with a max boost clock of up to 5.4 GHz and a launch MSRP of $429, the Ryzen 7 7700 has 8-cores / 16-threads, it can boost up to 5.3 GHz and has an MSRP of $329, and finally the Ryzen 7600 rounds up the non-X series, with 6-cores / 12-threads, a max boost clocks of up to 5.1 GHz, and an MSRP of $229.
The Ryzen 7000 non-X CPU series have the same physical specs as their X counterpart, i.e. same cores, threads, and same total cache memory sizes, however, they come with reduced base / boost clocks and a TDP of 65 W.
AMD has updated their product pages to show an official launch date of January 14th for these chips, however, they are available now for retail in the US through Amazon. (In the UK they are available for pre-order through Overclockers.co.uk.)
|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||$547|
|Ryzen 9 7900||12C / 24T||3.7 GHz||5.4 GHz||$429||$550|
|Ryzen 7 7700X||8C / 16T||4.5 GHz||5.4 GHz||$399||$344|
|Ryzen 7 7700||8C / 16T||3.8 GHz||5.3 GHz||$329||$329|
|Ryzen 5 7600X||6C / 12T||4.7 GHz||5.3 GHz||$299||$288|
|Ryzen 5 7600||6C / 12T||3.8 GHz||5.1 GHz||$229||$229|
As you can see, it’s very tight in terms of price at the top, expect the online prices to be very volatile, especially in the first couple of days before they stabilize based on supply / demand by the market.
Independent reviewers have started publishing their reviews for the non-X processors since yesterday. Interestingly the non-X CPUs have almost the same performance as their X counterparts, especially in gaming. Looks like AMD has pushed the Ryzen 7000X variants beyond the power efficiency curve to squeeze out a few extra percent of performance.
Essentially you can think of the non-X processors as an X-series on ECO mode, with reduced overall clocks and power draw, but better power efficiency while not sacrificing that much performance.