AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Release Date, Specifications, Price, and Benchmarks

The AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPUs are coming! Here is everything we know so far about these upcoming AMD Ryzen CPUs, including release date and specifications!

AMD has had quite a journey over the past several years since the initial release of their Ryzen processors in 2017.

From what we’ve seen, it seems that AMD will not stop breaking the barriers and will continue innovating, especially after Intel’s Alder Lake release. The only way for AMD to stay competitive against Intel’s 13th-gen Raptor Lake is with Ryzen 7000 Series.

Let’s see what these new CPUs bring.

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Updates +

  • November 30, 2022: Added news on Ryzen 7000X3D.
  • November 23, 2022: Added new prices for Ryzen 7000 series and price leaks for Ryzen 7000 non-X CPUs.
  • November 10, 2022: Added Ryzen 7 7700 and Ryzen 5 7600 leaks.
  • November 9, 2022: Added news on Zen 4 sales, potential new pricing and possible Windows 11 performance bottleneck.
  • October 29, 2022: Added release date and price rumors about Ryzen 7000X3D.
  • October 6, 2022: Included memory performance, power consumption, information on ECO Mode, and Ryzen 7000 optimal temperature.
  • September 30, 2022: Added additional benchmarks for Ryzen 7 7700X.
  • September 29, 2022: Added official/third-party benchmarks for all Ryzen 7000 CPUs.
  • September 18, 2022: Added new leaks about Zen 4 and Zen 4 3D V-Cache.
  • August 31, 2022: Added new and official information on Ryzen 7000 series based on AMD’s August 29th event.
  • August 24, 2022: Added new specifications, performance leaks for the 7700X, and price leaks for the entire Zen 4 lineup.
  • August 17, 2022: Added news on AMD’s announcement event.
  • August 16, 2022: Removed outdated information and added news on pricing.
  • August 6, 2022: Added new release date information, updated specifications and added new benchmark.
  • July 18, 2022: Added benchmark leaks for Ryzen 7600X and release date info on Ryzen 7000 with 3D V-Cache.
  • July 12, 2022: Added Zen 4 EPYC CPUs image leaks.
  • June 28, 2022: Added more information, tables and images for Ryzen 7000 mobile CPUs.
  • June 20, 2022: Added segment for Ryzen 7000 mobile CPUs.
  • June 18, 2022: Added new release date leak.
  • June 14, 2022: Revamped entire article, added more specifications, information on AM5, DDR5, USB 4.0, PCIE 5.0 and a lot more.
  • May 24, 2022: Added released date, boost clock, and more information from Computex 2022.
  • May 19, 2022: Added new specification leaks.
  • May 12, 2022: Added new release date rumors and a new segment for RDNA 3 in the Phoenix APUs.
  • April 28, 2022: Added information on DDR5 support.
  • April 21, 2022: Added more release date information.
  • April 18, 2022: Added benchmarks for the 5800X3D and more information about 3D V-Cache.
  • April 8, 2022: Added power draw leaks for Zen 4 SKUs.
  • April 1, 2022: Added release date rumors.
  • March 24, 2022: Added AMD’s official announcement for the new Zen 3 SKUs.
  • March 15, 2022: Added leaks on new Zen 3 SKUs and new release date assumptions.
  • February 28, 2022: Added another segment for possible RDNA 2 iGPU and reformed article.
  • February 21, 2022: Added another possible Ryzen 7000 release date.
  • January 14, 2022: Initial publishing of article.

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Release Date

Ryzen 7000 specs price and release date
Image Source: AMD

The Ryzen 7000 CPUs were released on September 27, 2022.

In this September release, AMD released the following processors: Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, and Ryzen 5 7600X.

Supposedly though, we might see three new lower TDP SKUs (Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700, and Ryzen 5 7600) in Q1 of 2023.

If you’re looking for even faster gaming CPUs, there are some rumors that 3D V-Cache Ryzen 7000s may launch around the CES 2023 event.

Here are the potential X3D variants: Ryzen 7 7700X or 7800X, Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and Ryzen 9 7950X3D.

For motherboards, you can pick from the higher-end X670 and X670E (Extreme) motherboards, which were released in September, or you could go for the cheaper options like the B650 and B650E.

AM5 Motherboard availability for Zen 4

If you’re looking for mobile CPUs or APUs, check out AMD’s roadmap below.

AMD Zen 4 release date window

AMD’s Dragon Range and Phoenix lineups will be delivered throughout 2023. Dragon Range CPUs will be for extreme gaming laptops with 55W+ CPUs, while Phoenix will be for thin and light gaming laptops.

Both of these lineups are based on the Zen 4 architecture.

Note that these new processors will be on a new platform with DDR5 RAM. So, if you want to stay on AM4 for now, check out Ryzen 7 5700X, Ryzen 5 5600 (non-X), Ryzen 5 5500, and Ryzen 5800X3D.

Price

Ryzen 7000 series new packaging
Ryzen 7000 new packaging – Image Source: AMD

Here is the initial pricing for Ryzen 7000 CPUs.

  • Ryzen 5 7600X – $299
  • Ryzen 7 7700X – $399
  • Ryzen 9 7900X – $549
  • Ryzen 9 7950X – $699

Considering Intel’s very aggressive price points for more cores/threads, the initial response for AMD’s new Ryzens was substandard. Sales were also below what AMD originally expected.

To add to that, Ryzen 7000 does not support DDR4 motherboards and RAM which are substantially cheaper than the DDR5 platform while Intel’s 13th gen supports both DDR4 and DDR5.

Fortunately, Ryzen 7000’s bad pricing led to price cuts on all four SKUs on the official AMD store.

Here are the new prices:

Although it’s possible that these price cuts are only temporary for Black Friday week and the holidays. We’ll have to wait and see if AMD sticks with these new prices.

If they don’t then it’s probably for the best to wait for the Ryzen 7000X3D or the non-X CPUs.

Here are the price leaks for Ryzen 7000 non-X variants:

  • Ryzen 5 7600 – $229
  • Ryzen 7 7700 – $329
  • Ryzen 9 7900 – $429

Here are the price leaks for Ryzen 7000X3D:

  • Ryzen 7 7700/7800X3D – $509
  • Ryzen 9 7900X3D – $649
  • Ryzen 9 7950 X3D – $799

Although, keep in mind there are rumors circulating that we won’t see X3D CPUs with more than 8 cores.

Let’s jump into the specifications and performance of these CPUs!

Specifications

Ryzen 7000 Series specifications AMD SLIDE
Image Source: AMD

With Intel’s Alder Lake lineup in full swing and Raptor Lake in the works, AMD catches up with Zen 4.

AMD made considerable increases in clock speeds on all SKUs (more on that later) by moving from a 7nm process node to a 5nm node and increased TDP too.

Zen 4 5nm process specifications
Image Source: AMD

“We designed Zen 4 to run significantly faster than our previous generation and that increase in frequency can translate into a smoother gaming experience. And while this is just one example we’re really excited for gamers to get their hands on our Ryzen 7000 series.”

AMD CEO Lisa Su, Computex 2022

The Ryzen 9 7950X has the highest max frequency at 5.7 GHz, while the lowest is 5.3 GHz for the Ryzen 5 7600X.

All Ryzen 7000 series also have 13% IPC Uplift and 29% better single-thread performance than Ryzen 5000 CPUs.

AMD Zen 4 gains over Zen 3
Image Source: AMD

Additionally, all of these Zen 4 CPUs come with an RDNA 2 iGPU, but it may not be as powerful as we thought. Nonetheless, it’s an improvement over no iGPU at all for video display.

Efficiency is another huge advantage for Zen 4, even though the SKUs are running at higher TDP than Ryzen 5000.

Zen 4 efficiency vs Intel
Image Source: AMD

AMD also introduced AI + HPC acceleration to improve its support for AVX-512 instructions.

AI HPC acceleration on Zen 4

Here is a table of Ryzen 7000 SKUs that will release on September 27:

SKUCoresThreadsBase Clock Boost Clock TDPL2 CacheL3 Cache
Ryzen 7950X16324.5 GHz5.7 GHz170W16MB64MB
Ryzen 7900X12244.7 GHz5.6 GHz170W12MB64MB
Ryzen 7700X8164.5 GHz5.4 GHz105W8MB32MB
Ryzen 7600X6124.7 GHz5.3 GHz105W6MB32MB

Based on a SiSoftware benchmark leak, the supposed Ryzen 7 7700 is a 65W CPU with a base frequency of 3.8 GHz. That’s 700 MHz lower base frequency than the 7700X, but it does have the advantage of lower TDP.

The Ryzen 5 7600 based on the SiSoftware leak also has a 3.8 GHz base frequency and 65W TDP.

Both of these leaked CPUs have the same amount of L2+L3 Cache compared to the X-variants.

We also mentioned leaks of Ryzen 7000 CPUs with 3D V-Cache; however, leaks suggest that those will only be limited to 8 and 6-core configurations. So, possibly no Ryzen 9 7900X or 7950X with 3D V-cache.

3D V-Cache

AMD 3D Chiplet Technology

To further boost gaming performance on Ryzen processors, AMD introduced 3D V-Cache. A method that allows L3 cache to be 3D stacked. With this, AMD managed to add 96MB of L3 cache on the Ryzen 7 5800X3D.

That’s three times more than the original 5800X and almost double compared to the 5950X.

With the success of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, we will (most probably) see 3D V-Cache in Ryzen 7000 CPUs during Q1 of 2023.

Performance

With the Ryzen 7000 series officially on shelves and the review embargo lifted, we finally have third-party benchmarks from various sources to share with you.

First, let’s have a look at the flagship, the Ryzen 9 7950X!

Ryzen 9 7950X

First, let’s start with the Ryzen 9 7950X‘s strongest point, the multi-core performance. For this CPU, we went with Hardware Unboxed’s benchmarks for the best performance representation.

Ryzen 7950X vs all CPUs Cinebench R23

The Ryzen 9 7950X is about 40% faster than the Intel Core i9-12900K in Cinbench R23 (multi-core test). Those are some very impressive gains, considering that this flagship Ryzen still has the same core count as its predecessor.

And, when compared to its predecessor, it’s about 50% better at this benchmark than the 5950X. We rarely see these kinds of generational gains.

Let’s look at some other benchmarks:

In Adobe Photoshop 2022, Adobe Premiere Pro 2022, and Blender, the Ryzen 9 7950X consistently outperforms the flagship Intel Core i9-12900K. We even see the 7600X creeping up to the i9, but more on that later.

That’s not all, though; what about gaming?

Here are several game benchmarks, but we won’t focus on any particular one; instead, we’ll look at the average.

Although it’s important to note that Intel was frequently number one when it came to CS:GO, but Ryzen 7000 wins them out by a huge margin this time around.

Ryzen 7950X 12 Game Average

In a 12-game average, the difference between the Intel Core i9-12900K and Ryzen 9 7950X is within the margin of error, meaning they practically perform identically.

However, all of this performance came at a cost!

Power usage has spiked across the entire Ryzen 7000 lineup.

Ryzen 7950X Power consumption

The Ryzen 9 7950X draws around 60% more power than its predecessor and almost as much as the i9-12900K.

NOTE: Some users are reporting that Windows 11 might be affecting the performance of Ryzen CPUs. Although, AMD addressed this issue and have not found any evidence pointing toward a Windows bottleneck.

Ryzen 9 7900X

The Ryzen 9 7900X is the best pick for gaming and productivity performance at the same time while also being a bit cheaper than the Ryzen flagship.

Expect productivity gains similar to the benchmark images above. For example, in this Gamers Nexus Blender chart below, the 7900X trumps the i9-12900K while staying behind the 7950X.

Ryzen 7900X Blender

Gaming doesn’t disappoint either, and it’s probably a much better choice (compared to the 7950X) because of its price tag.

Ryzen 7900X CSGO Gamers Nexus

Even though the Ryzen 5 7600X and i9-12900K are crazy fast, the Ryzen 9 7900X is still about 10% faster than both of those CPUs.

Of course, this SKU is also a lot more power-hungry (about 20% more) than its predecessor, pulling around 200W. This CPU also runs hot, around 90 degrees Celsius.

Here’s Gamers Nexus’ review if you interested in more data:

Ryzen 7 7700X

The Ryzen 7 7700X is the middle-ground if you are looking for the best gaming performance, but some power for productivity tasks too.

It will be slower than a 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X and faster than Ryzen 5 7600X in productivity.

In terms of gaming however, it may be the fastest out of the (Zen 4) bunch. In fact, it might be the fastest gaming CPU overall, surpassing the 5800X3D and i9-12900K. We’ll see if it will hold its ground against the i9-13900K.

Let’s look at some benchmarks. First up, gaming!

Ryzen 7700X vs i9 12900K vs 7950X

Getting right to the point, on this Hardware Unboxed benchmark, the Ryzen 7 7700X ends up on top of the chart.

However, it narrowly beats the 7950X and Intel’s flagship i9 by 2-3%, so it isn’t exactly a clear win.

Here are some charts of popular games, including Cyberpunk 2077, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive.

In productivity tasks, the Ryzen 7 7700X isn’t as amazing since it has just 8 cores compared to the 12 cores on the i7-12700K.

Ryzen 7700X in Cinbench R23
Source: Hardware Unboxed

In this Cinebench R23 benchmark which gives us a rough estimate of its productivity-related performance, the 8-core Ryzen is about 13% slower than the i7-12700K.

So, if you are looking to utilize multi-core applications, we suggest going with Intel’s 12-core CPU. Although, for video and photo editing on Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and After Effects, the Ryzen 7 7700X is considerably faster.

Ryzen 5 7600X

The Ryzen 5 7600X is definitely the CPU all gamers should be looking for. At just $300, users can get performance comparable to an i9-12900K.

Of course, productivity performance isn’t going to be amazing since it has only 6 cores, but it’s not too bad.

Ryzen 7600X Cinebench R23

Its multi-core performance is definitely behind the Intel Core i5-12600K, but it is comparable to the 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X thanks to the very fast cores packed in the CPU.

But do note that single-core reliant applications like Premier Pro and Photoshop will see huge gains and performance better than the i9-12900K.

Now, let’s get into the most interesting topic for this CPU, gaming!

Ryzen 7600X 12 Game Average

On a 12-game average, the Ryzen 5 7600X is almost 5% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D! It’s less than 5% faster than the i9, but these gains are remarkable either way.

Rarely a $300 CPU delivers performance better than current generation flagships.

Power Consumption/ECO Mode/Temperatures

The Ryzen 5 7600X and the rest of the Ryzen 7000 SKUs target 95 degrees Celsius.

However, this is not a bad thing. In fact, the CPUs will target this temperature to reach their best clock speeds, no matter the cooling.

Here’s an example:

Ryzen 7600X CB R23 temperature

The Ryzen 5 7600X operates at a 5% performance difference when swapping between a 360mm AIO and the box cooler, Wraith Spire.

AMD has specified numerous times that this kind of temperature will not have any kind of impact on the CPU.

Furthermore, you can enable “ECO Mode,” which cuts down the power consumption of the 7600X to 65W without any significant loss in performance.

In gaming, the temperature stays between 50-70 degrees Celsius.

For an in-depth explanation, we suggest checking out Hardware Unboxed’s video:

Leaks

Regarding 3D V-Cache Zen 4 processors, we don’t have a lot of rumors on their performance, except that AMD may announce them in Q1 of 2023.

Although Moore’s Law Is Dead claims that Zen 4 V-Cache may be around 30% better than vanilla Zen 4 CPUs.

Here are some of the thoughts/rumors MLID shared on Zen 4 3D:

Zen 4 3D V Cache MLID perf vs Ryzen 7000

Moving To The AM5 Platform

AM5 support through 2025

After supporting the AM4 platform for around 5+ years, AMD moved to the brand new AM5 platform with a new LGA1718 socket. So, they’re switching from a PGA to an LGA socket.

AMD will support AM5 through 2025+, which is appreciated. After AM4, a shorter platform lifespan can be a huge dealbreaker for a lot of people.

AMD AM5 support AM4 coolers

A huge plus for the AM5 platform is that it will support AM4 coolers.

The biggest and most important change with AM5 is the support for DDR5 memory.

DDR5 Memory

DDR4 paved the road for faster memory with very low latency, but it’s time to slowly retire it now and switch to DDR5 because it opens up the potential for faster clock rates, reduced power consumption, and latency.

Out of the box, Ryzen 7000 processors will support DDR5 memory at 5200MHz, and as DDR5 evolves, so will AM5’s support.

Note that Alder Lake officially supports up to 4800MHz.

AM5 growing with DDR5 RAM

Unfortunately, this also means that the much cheaper DDR4 RAM is out of the question. You will be unable to reuse your old DDR4 sticks for this new platform.

But, with time, DDR5 prices should stabilize, and frequency will increase.

Either way, you can get away with slower and cheaper RAM kits. A 5200 MHz @ CL38 DDR5 kit is only about 7% slower than a high-end 6000 MHz. And that’s with an RTX 3090 Ti.

We suppose there will be an even smaller difference in performance with a lesser GPU.

Memory Performance Ryzen 7000

AMD EXPO Technology, the new RAM overclocking technology, is another thing we can get excited about.

AMD EXPO overclocking technology

Supposedly, with EXPO, users will be able to safely overclock their RAM modules with just one press of a button. We assume EXPO is a similar feature to Intel’s XMP profiles.

PCIe 5.0, USB 4.0, Heatspreader And More

AMD AM5 motherboards

PCIe 5.0 and USB 4.0 are also going to be new additions for the Ryzen 7000 family.

PCIe 5.0 will be supported on all variations of AM5 motherboards. So, whether you get an X670 Extreme, X670, or a B650, you’ll have support PCIe 5.0.

However, B650 boards will have PCIe 5.0 only for storage, while X670 boards will have 5.0 for the graphics lanes too. The Extreme variant of the X670 gets PCIe 5.0 in all ports.

Supposedly, this widespread use of PCIe 5.0 will allow motherboard manufacturers to add up to 14 20Gbit USB 3.x ports. In comparison, Intel’s Alder Lake platform can run only 4 of them at 20Gbit.

AMD AM5 USB support

Also, Ryzen 7000 series are coming with a new heat spreader.

Gamers NExus Ryzen Heatspreaders
Source: Gamers Nexus

Ryzen 7000 Mobile

While most of the focus goes towards the desktop Ryzen 7000 processors, AMD’s next-gen mobile processors are also close to releasing.

Both Dragon Range and Phoenix are planned for 2023, and both of these lineups are based on the Zen 4 architecture, so we assume that these will take the Ryzen 7000 naming scheme.

Although it’s entirely possible that AMD names these as Ryzen 8000, we can’t know for sure until AMD announces them officially. Until then, let’s look at some leaks by Moore’s Law Is Dead.

AMD APU leaks June 2022

Phoenix

AMD Zen 4 Phoenix die leak
Source: RedGamingTech

These will be the successor to the Ryzen 6000 series and will be up to 8 cores and 16 threads. So, core count stays the same, but Phoenix will be on a 5nm process node so expect a 60% to 80% performance increase.

The biggest upgrade will be the inclusion of RDNA 3 GPUs, and we already know this is a promising GPU architecture for AMD, ready to compete against Nvidia’s RTX 4000 series.

SKUCores/ThreadsBoost ClockiGPUTDP
Ryzen 9 7980HS8/16?12 CUs (RDNA 3)35-45W
Ryzen 9 7900HS8/16?12 CUs (RDNA 3)35-45W
Ryzen 7 7800HS8/16?12 CUs (RDNA 3)35-45W
Ryzen 5 7600HS6/12?6 CUs (RDNA 3)35-45W

The RDNA 3 GPUs can have up to 6 WGPs and up to 1536 Stream Processors, which supposedly provide performance comparable to the RTX 3060M.

With 1536 SPs, higher clock frequency, and DDR5 memory, these iGPUs will be world-class.

Dragon Range

AMD Dragon Rage SKUs
Source: RedGamingTech

Not enough information on Dragon Range, but MLID expects that this lineup will go up to 16 cores and 32 threads to compete against Intel’s 95W H/HX SKUs.

Here are some SKU leaks:

SKUCores/Threads
Boost ClockiGPUTDP
AMD Ryzen 9 7980HX16/324.8 - 5.0 GHz+2 CUs (RDNA 2)55W+
AMD Ryzen 9 7900HX12/244.8 - 5.0 GHz+2 CUs (RDNA 2)55W+
AMD Ryzen 7 7800HX8/164.8 - 5.0 GHz+2 CUs (RDNA 2)55W+
AMD Ryzen 5 7600HX6/124.8 - 5.0 GHz+2 CUs (RDNA 2)55W+

It’s rumored that some of these SKUs might boost up to 5.0 GHz+ which isn’t impossible considering that the desktop Zen 4 CPUs will be capable of going above 5.5 GHz.

Information will probably go above 55W, but it should vary depending on the laptop model/cooling solution.

These CPUs should be extremely competitive, and it’s debatable whether Intel will have an equivalent answer.

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