Up to 16 Zen 4 Cores, 5.7 GHz Boost, 170 W TDP

The specifications of the upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000 “Raphael Desktop CPUs based on the Zen 4 core are finally revealed to us by our sources and we can confirm that there will indeed be four SKUs at launch, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 5 7600X.

AMD Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” desktop CPU specs leaked: Ryzen 9 7950X 16 Core up to 5.7GHz, Ryzen 9 7900X 12 Core, Ryzen 7 7700X 8 Core and Ryzen 5 7600X 6 Core

The AMD Ryzen 7000 range of desktop CPUs, codenamed Raphael, will launch on September 15 following an announcement later this month, as confirmed in our exclusive leak from the previous day. We have now managed to get the final specs of AMD’s Ryzen 7000 desktop CPU family which, as expected, will feature four SKUs based on the Zen 4 core architecture. Again, these SKUs include:

  • AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
  • AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
  • AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

So before we get into the basic specs, we need to point out that the AMD Zen 4 architecture brings with it an 8-10% increase in IPC, but most of the performance gains come from the faster clock speeds. high and a higher TDP that is integrated with each chip compared to the previous generation. AMD showed an increase of> 15% Single-Threaded,> 35% Multi-Threaded and> 25% Perf / Watt when comparing Zen 4 cores to Zen 3.

CPUs will come with an optimized cache restructuring, with double the L2 cache (1MB vs 512KB), a shared L3 cache like the previous generation, support for DDR5 memory with EXPO (AMD’s Extended Profiles For Memory Overclocking), PCIe Gen 5.0 graphics card and M.2 SSD support. That said, let’s get on with the specs.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16 core “Zen 4” desktop CPU.

Starting with everyone’s flagship, we have the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X which retains its healthy 16-core and 32-thread count from the previous two generations. The CPU will feature an impressive 4.5 GHz base frequency and a boost clock of up to 5.7 GHz which should make it 200 MHz faster than Intel’s Alder Lake Core i9-12900KS which has a boost clock of 5.5. GHz on a single-core. It appears that AMD is mining every gram of Hertz it could within that TDP of 170W (230W PPT) for Ryzen 9 chips. As for the cache, the CPU comes with 80MB of that which includes 64MB from L3 (32 MB for CCD) and 16 MB from L2 (1 MB for core).

We don’t know the price or performance of the Ryzen 9 7950X yet, but based on clocks alone, it should be a worthy successor to the Ryzen 9 5950X and will easily be able to overthrow Intel’s current Core i9-12900K CPU.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X 12 core “Zen 4” desktop CPU.

Next, we have another AMD Ryzen 9 chip, the 7900X, which, as the name suggests, would be equipped with 12 cores and 24 threads. The CPU features an even higher base clock of 4.7 GHz and an adjusted 5.6 GHz boost clock on a single core. The CPU maintains its 170 W TDP and gets 76 MB of cache (64 MB L3 + 12 MB L2). The CPU will be positioned in the same playing field as the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X but with performance that would shake the ground from underneath the Core i7-12700K.

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8 Core “Zen 4” desktop CPU.

Moving on to the Ryzen 7 family, here we have the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X, an 8-core, 16-thread part. AMD positions this as the sweet spot for gamers, and as such, the CPU will feature a base clock of 4.5 GHz and a boost clock of 5.4 GHz but with a lower TDP of 105 W (142 W PPT). The CPU will receive a 40MB cache pool consisting of 32MB L3 from the single CCD and 8MB L2 from the Zen 4 cores.

Now an interesting thing to mention is that there are no updates from AMD on a Ryzen 7 7800X chip so far. AMD is likely to want to replace that part with a successor to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D with Zen 4 core (3D V-Cache). If so, we can expect an update later this year for the CPU range as the V-Cache parts have been confirmed for a late fourth quarter 2022 launch by AMD themselves. Also, based on segmentation alone, it appears that the Ryzen 7 7700X will be priced very well in the mainstream segment.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6 Core “Zen 4” desktop CPU.

Finally, we have the cheapest chip (if you can call it that, but the price won’t reflect that), the Ryzen 5 7600X. This will be a 6-core part and a 12-thread part that features a high base clock of 4.7 GHz and a single-core boost frequency of 5.3 GHz. The CPU will also run at a TDP of 105 W (142 W PPT), which is much higher than its 65W predecessor, although, again, this is the sacrifice you have to pay to reach higher clock speeds. The CPU will carry 38MB of cache which comes from 32MB of L3 and 6MB of L2 on the die.

AMD Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” Desktop CPU Specifications:

CPU name Architecture Process node Cores / wires Basic watch Increase the clock (SC Max) cache TDP Prices (to be defined)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Zen 4 5 nm 16/32 4.5 GHz 5.7 GHz 80 MB (64 + 16) 170 W ~ $ 700 US
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Zen 4 5 nm 24/12 4.7 GHz 5.6 GHz 76 MB (64 + 12) 170 W ~ $ 600 US
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Zen 4 5 nm 8/16 4.5 GHz 5.4 GHz 40 MB (32 + 8) 105 W ~ $ 300 US
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Zen 4 5 nm 6/12 4.7 GHz 5.3 GHz 38 MB (32 + 6) 105 W ~ $ 200 US

Are users only allowed to underestimate AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs?

We have another crucial piece of information that we have been able to learn. According to the same sources, AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs based on the Zen 4 core architecture may only allow users to undersize the chip itself. It would be similar to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D which also had a voltage limit that was not to be exceeded. It appears that AMD is already running CPUs at a high enough voltage to reach higher clock speeds that there may be little or no room for further overclocking. We’ve already heard of the 5.85 GHz frequency cap and that leaves the upper parts with only 150 MHz to work with.

That said, we’ve seen AMD mention Extreme and Enthusiast overclocking for their X670E and X670 class motherboards. It might be related to DDR5 memory, but it remains to be seen. Personally I believe that overclocking like PBO will be available but limited to some extent on the first generation of AM5.

This is all the information we have for you, but see you in a few hours during the AMD Meet The Experts webcast where we hope to learn some trivia about DDR5 EXPO support as this is one of the main highlights of the AM5 platform itself. There is no launch or announcement that will be made during the livestream as it is scheduled for August 29, as we have already reported, but we may learn a thing or two about the AM5 ecosystem itself.

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