An engineering sample of AMD’s next-gen Ryzen 7000 has been spotted in the Chinese market. The chip in question is the hex-core Ryzen 5 7600X, a budget SKU with a base clock of 4.4GHz, and a boost of around 5GHz. (simonsezit.com) This is a good deal lower than the retail base clock of 4.7GHz which will likely top out around 5.3-5.4GHz under load.
The chip shown in the listing has the OPN code “100-000000593-20”, indicating that it was manufactured in the 17th week of 2022 vis-à-vis May. The performance should be a notch lower than the final targets but most of the base should still be supported, granted that you get your hands on an X670/X670E board. AMD is set to announce its Ryzen 7000 CPUs later this month with a launch in mid to late September.