AMD will be sticking to its existing market prices with its upcoming Ryzen 7000 processors despite the growing competition from Intel’s hybrid core processors. WCCFTech has confirmed the launch prices of these SKUs ahead of the official announcement later tonight. The next-gen Zen 4 CPUs will cost the same as their Zen 3 predecessors, starting at $299 for the Ryzen 5 7600X and topping out at a hefty $799 for the Ryzen 9 7950X. The asking prices for the four chips at launch are as follows:
- Ryzen 9 7950X – $799 US
- Ryzen 9 7900X – $549 US
- Ryzen 7 7700X – $449 US
- Ryzen 5 7600X – $299 US
Quite frankly, this is disappointing as Zen 4 will offer the smallest IPC boost out of all the Ryzen families. Furthermore, the core count is also set to remain unchanged, all the while Intel doubles the efficiency core count on its Raptor Lake offerings. To make matters worse, it looks like the 13th Gen Core offerings may end up costing less or worse, the same as the Ryzen 7000 offerings.
Intel’s next-gen lineup may be a smidge slower in single and lightly threaded workloads like gaming but content creation and other heavily threaded applications will definitely favor them. Either way, this is unfortunate news for consumers and gamers as a lower-end Ryzen 7000 stack would have pressured Intel to start a pricing war as we witnessed with Alder Lake-S.