AMD Ryzen 7000: Release date, pricing, specs, and performance
AMD has lots of Ryzen 7000 CPUs. AMD launched the greatest Zen 4 processors, including the Ryzen 9 7950X, and then followed up with other CPUs. AMD’s 3D V-Cache processors will soon join the Ryzen 7000 series of desktop and mobile CPUs. Here’s everything we know about Ryzen 7000.
Ryzen 7000 Price and availability
AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs debuted on September 27, 2022, later than predicted. AMD may have felt a delay was necessary and welcome after Intel launched its 13th-generation Raptor Lake CPUs on September 27.
The first Ryzen 7000 CPUs were suggested at:
- Ryzen 9 7950X: $699
- Ryzen 9 7900X: $549
- Ryzen 7 7700X: $399
- Ryzen 5 7600X: $299
Ryzen 7000 specs
Zen 4 desktop CPUs, 3D V-Cache CPUs, and two mobile lineups complete the Ryzen 7000 series. First, there’s the desktop Ryzen 7000.
|Ryzen 9 7950X||Ryzen 9 7900X||Ryzen 7 7700X||Ryzen 5 7600X|
|Boost clock speed||5.7GHz||5.6GHz||5.4GHz||5.3GHz|
|Base clock speed||4.5GHz||4.7GHz||4.5GHz||4.7GHz|
|Cache (L2 + L3)||80MB||76MB||40MB||38MB|
Ryzen 7000 performance
Ryzen 7000 offered better IPC, clock rates, and cache. Games appreciate per-core optimization, and in our tests, the 7950X easily defeated the 12900K and the former AMD gaming king, the 5800X3D.
In CPU-bound games, faster CPUs can boost GPU performance.
The 7950X averaged 13% higher frame rates than the 5950X, although in select games, such as Forza Horizon 4, it was 28% higher. It was 10% faster than the 5800X3D, although certain games were 18% faster.