AMD has pushed the launch of its next-gen Ryzen 7000 processors to the last week of September, on the very same day Intel is slated to unveil its 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors. According to WCCFTech, Team Red still plans on unveiling the Raphael desktop family later this month, including specifications and prices. The hard launch, however, has been pushed to September end, right alongside Intel’s Raptor Lake rollout.
Intel plans on holding its “Innovation” event on the 27th of September during which the 13th Gen Raptor Lake-S processors are supposed to be announced. Although the Ryzen 7000 offerings will be made available around this date, their Blue rivals won’t hit retail before October. According to existing rumors, Zen 4 will reduce the pricing at the lower and midrange while increasing them for enthusiast offerings.
Furthermore, rumors have indicated that the Ryzen 7 7700X will launch alongside the Ryzen 9 and Ryzen 5 7600X on day 1 while the 7800X may get pushed to a later date. The latter is expected to offer something extra, either in the form of cores or cache:
|CPU Name||Cores/Threads||1C Boost||L3 Cache||TDP||Price|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7950X||16/32||5.8GHz||64MB||170W||$700|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7900X||12/24||5.5GHz||64MB||170W||$600|
|AMD Ryzen 7 7800X||12/24?||5.4GHz||64MB?||125W||$400|
|AMD Ryzen 7 7700X||8/16||5.2GHz||32MB||125W||$300|
|AMD Ryzen 5 7600X||6/12||5GHz||32MB||125W||$200|