AMD Ryzen 7000 Series

If, like us, you’ve been patiently counting down the days until AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs are finally available, rejoice. That day is here. Since the first tantalising drips of information at the end of August, we have been waiting with bated breath to get our hands on these cutting-edge processors. Now we can enjoy the high-speed performance of Zen 4 architecture on a 5nm CPU in our own gaming PCs. 

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The CPUs

As we know from the previous announcement, there are four Ryzen processors launching today. These include: 

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

That’s two high-end CPUs, a mid-range one, and then their entry-level price-to-performance processor. Now that they’ve officially launched, we have more juicy details to share about each CPU.

Enthusiast’s Dream: Ryzen 9 7950X

Core / Thread Count16 core / 32 thread
Base / Boost Clock4.5GHz / Up to 5.7GHz
Cache BreakdownL1: 1MB / L2: 16MB / L3: 64MB
Cache Total80MB
SupportDDR5 & PCIe 5.0

An evolution of the Ryzen 9 5950X, the Ryzen 7 7950X is the king of kings. This processor is all about that high-end, heavy-duty performance. Its 16-core and 32-thread structure is primed for digital rendering, content creation, and gaming at 4K. Zen 4 architecture brings upgrades to the processor’s overall operation, improving power draw and boost clocks, as well as generational performance. All with an 18% smaller die, too! 

Designed for enthusiasts, the Ryzen 9 7950X has a total 80MB cache, split into L1, L2, and L3 tiers. Paired with a 170W TDP and SMT (simultaneous multithreading technology), this CPU has an impressive bandwidth for processing. Plus, this CPU is unlocked and ready to overclock. There will be little the Ryzen 9 7950X can’t handle. 

Who is the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X best for?

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X is perfect for content creators and enthusiast gamers. Optimise your creative workflow, enhance your FPS when gaming on ultra-settings, and stream effortlessly.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU

  • Fastest gaming processor currently available
  • Supports PCIe 5.0 on graphics and storage
  • 16 cores / 32 threads
  • 80MB cache
  • Zen 4 architecture
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Fan Fave: Ryzen 9 7900X 

Core / Thread Count12 core / 24 thread
Base / Boost Clock4.7GHz / Up to 5.6GHz
Cache BreakdownL1: 768KB / L2: 12MB / L3: 64MB
Cache Total76MB
SupportDDR5 & PCIe 5.0

With the Ryzen 9 7900X, it’s all about gaming. This processor has been primed for AAA gaming and getting the very best out of your favourite titles. From high FPS to smooth gameplay, this CPU has you covered. It utilises 12 powerful cores with 24 threads, armed with SMT, for truly optimising your gameplay – whether you want the competitive edge or to stream at the best quality. 

Able to be boosted up to frequencies of 5.6GHz, the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X is incredibly fast and sees up to a 13% uplift in IPC thanks to Zen 4. Like the entire series, this CPU is unlocked for overclocking, enabling you to maximise performance. Plus, with its maximum 170W TDP, you can be sure to enjoy elite-tier gaming. 

Who is the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X best for? 

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900X is best suited for high-end gamers looking to squeeze all the performance they can out of their favourite titles. From pros to streamers, this will make an excellent choice of processor. 

AMD Ryzen 9 7000 CPU

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X CPU

  • Features new AMD EXPO
  • Zen 4 architecture
  • 12 cores and 24 threads
  • SMT technology
  • Tiered 76MB cache

Mid-Range Master: Ryzen 7 7700X

Core / Thread Count8 core / 16 thread
Base / Boost Clock4.5GHz / Up to 5.4GHz
Cache BreakdownL1: 512KB / L2: 8MB / L3: 32MB
Cache Total40MB
SupportDDR5 & PCIe 5.0

Moving onto the Ryzen 7 model, the 7700X is primed for mid-range gaming. The 8-core and 16-thread combo is perfectly balanced for smooth gameplay. Enjoy high FPS and resolutions on all your favourite titles. The lower TDP, maxing out at 105W, demands less of your power supply and requires less cooling performance. In fact, AMD has made the AM5 platform compatible with most existing AM4 CPU coolers, so the transition to AMD Ryzen 7000 Series is easier for you. 

With a boost clock up to 5.4GHz and 40MB total cache, the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X is incredibly fast. As you would expect from the fastest range of gaming CPUs currently available. Plus, as the whole series supports PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 technology, the scope for upgrading is phenomenal.

Who is the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X best for?

The AMD Ryzen 7 7700X is fantastic for gamers who are looking for an upgrade from casual to more advanced gaming. This CPU can expertly handle AAA titles with smooth frame rates at high settings. 

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X CPU

  • Zen 4 architecture
  • 5nm process node
  • 8 cores and 16 threads
  • Boost clock up to 5.4GHz
  • Supports DDR5 memory
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X CPU

Price to Performance King: Ryzen 5 7600X 

Core / Thread Count6 core / 12 thread
Base / Boost Clock4.7GHz / Up to 5.3GHz
Cache BreakdownL1: 384KB / L2: 6MB / L3: 32MB
Cache Total38MB
SupportDDR5 & PCIe 5.0

The final entry is the Ryzen 5 7600X processor, the entry-level model. This CPU has the best price-to-performance ratio of the range, making it an accessible option for those new to the gaming community or those on a budget. With six cores and twelve threads, this processor can handle multi-threaded loads whilst Zen 4 optimises power draw. The maximum TDP is 105W, but you’ll find this processor rarely meets this number thanks to the efficiency of the architecture. 

The total three-tiered cache is 38MB and the Ryzen 5 7600X can be boosted to speeds up to 5.3GHz. In terms of generational performance, this is a significant uplift on the AMD Ryzen 5000 counterpart. AMD’s goal was to innovate their technology with gamers in mind, and this CPU encapsulates this perfectly. 

Who is the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X best for?

The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X is an excellent choice for those just getting into gaming. The price to performance point means you get incredible results but aren’t breaking the bank whilst dipping your toes into a new pursuit.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X CPU

  • Zen 4 architecture
  • AM5 socket
  • Compatible with existing AM4 coolers
  • Maximum 105W TDP
  • 6 cores and 12 threads

Overclocking Monster Impresses 8PACK

Ian “8Pack” Parry has broken down everything you need to know about these AMD Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs. Check out his video guide.

Zen 4 Architecture 

There are a number of significant features in the new Zen 4 architecture. Taking centre stage is the reduction in die size. All the AMD Ryzen 7000 Series are made as 5nm processors, utilising fourth gen FinFET technology. These processors are designed for leading performance and power efficiency. 

The whole architecture saw a new front-end design, with an enhanced metal stack and faster, smaller power transistors. As such, these processors have been optimised for high performance, whether gaming or creating. Plus, with their 256-bit data width, large frequency fluctuations are avoided, which nicely speeds up language and image processing. 

These four CPUs also include integrated AMD RDNA 2 graphics. With an all-new I/O 6nm die, the Navi 2 graphics utilise advanced low-power architecture with increased efficiency. Especially when idles or under medium loads. 

Future Proofing

We all love to upgrade our gaming PCs. AMD has taken that on board and made the AMD Ryzen 7000 Series future proof. The AM5 platform is designed to grow with advancing technologies and AMD plan to support it through to 2025.  

With support for PCIe 5.0 on both graphics cards and storage, you can harness the bleeding edge of performance that technology will have to offer. PCIe 5.0 storage devices are on the horizon, as are next generation graphics. On average, each PCIe generation doubles the available bandwidth per lane in comparison to previous editions. Therefore, any device attached to this standard will be phenomenally fast. Just imagine the loading times! 

Additionally, AM5 supports DDR5. This memory standard is in its infancy and will only get faster as the technology develops. What’s more, DDR5 have higher capacities per module, with a maximum of 128GB currently whereas DDR4 reached its max at 32GB. DDR5 has incredible potential, hence why AMD chose it as their memory standard. 

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Furthering their dedication to DDR5, AMD has developed a memory overclocking program specifically for this standard. It’s called AMD EXPO and offers intelligent one-click overclocks, making it accessible to those just starting to explore the world of overclocking as well as the seasoned pros. This program will optimise memory performance, enhancing 1080p by 11% and reducing latency by up to 63ns. 

For more of an in-depth look and AMD EXPO and how to use it, you can check out our dedicated blog article.

X670 Motherboards 

Also available today are the X670 and X670E motherboards. These motherboards are equipped with the X670 chipset and AM5 socket, both compatible with AMD Ryzen 7000 Series processors. What’s more, they feature technology such as DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, so you can get the most out of your gaming PC. 

The X670 chipsets have been designed with gaming enthusiasts in mind. 

AM5 Coolers

For keeping your new AMD Ryzen 7000 Series processor operating at its best, we have a wide range of CPU coolers compatible with the new AM5 socket.

Are You Upgrading?

Drop a comment below if you’re upgrading to AMD Ryzen 7000 today. We can’t wait to hear how it optimises your gaming and creating! 

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