AMD intends to launch the new Ryzen 7000 non-X Desktop CPU series next month, with 3 SKUs in total being planned to arrive on January 10th, namely the Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700, and Ryzen 5 7600.
These CPUs will be based on the Zen 4 architecture and will feature the same cores / threads as their X-series counterparts, however, they will operate at lower clocks and will have a 65W TDP.
We are still two weeks away from the official launch date, and as such there are no current reviews available for the upcoming non-X CPUs, but according to new leaked slides from VideoCardz.com, AMD claims that the Ryzen 9 7900 non-X CPU is faster than the Zen 3 based Ryzen 5900X in games by up to 34%.
The 65W Ryzen 9 7900 and 105W Ryzen 9 5900X were both tested against each other across a wide range of games at 1080p resolution, they were both paired with the Sapphire Radeon RX 6950XT NITRO+.
The Ryzen 9 7900 came out on top in all 12 games tested with an average improvement of around 19% compared to previous gen 5900X. The biggest margin between the two CPUs was seen in Far Cry 6 with the Ryzen 7900 having a 34% performance gain over the 5900X, while the lowest was in Assassin’s Creed : Valhala where the Ryzen 7900 only managed a 3% improvement. Here are the full results:
|System||Ryzen 9 7900|
Radeon RX 6950XT
|Ryzen 9 5900X|
Radeon RX 6950XT
|Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla||197.0 FPS||191.0 FPS||3%|
|Borderlands 3||248.9 FPS||209.1 FPS||19%|
|CS:GO||603.6 FPS||516.0 FPS||17%|
|F1 2021||403.8 FPS||299.7 FPS||35%|
|Far Cry 6||176.3 FPS||131.6 FPS||34%|
|Fortnite||270.9 FPS||247.3 FPS||10%|
|League of Legends||387.4 FPS||349.6 FPS||11%|
|Metro Exodus||187.1 FPS||185.4 FPS||1%|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||283.8 FPS||224.6 FPS||26%|
|Strange Brigade||442.7 FPS||339.8 FPS||30%|
|Total War: Three Kingdoms Battle||256.1 FPS||198.8 FPS||29%|
|Worlds of Tanks Encode (1080p Ultra)||445.5 FPS||405.4 FPS||10%|
The 19% average improvement in gaming compared to last gen is certainly impressive considering the fact that the Ryzen 7900 non-X is a 65W CPU as opposed to the 105W TDP of the 5900X.
Bear in mind that the newer Ryzen 9 7900 on the AM5 platform was paired with a 6000 MHz DDR5 memory as opposed to the 3600 MHz DDR4 memory paired with the Ryzen 9 5900X.
The Ryzen 9 7900 will be accompanied by its siblings, the Ryzen 7 7700 and Ryzen 5 7600 on the official launch, these CPUs will have a price tag of $429, $329, $229 respectively as revealed by AMD. Here’s how the entire Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPU lineup is shaping up to be:
|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||–|