AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Specs Leak Out: 5.7GHz Boost Clock, 230W PPT, and 80MB of Cache

The specifications of AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 processors have leaked out. This info comes from WCCFTech who have managed to get their hands on the key details of the entire X series lineup. These include the Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, and the Ryzen 5 7600X. According to the publication, the Zen 4 core architecture will bring an IPC uplift of 8-10%, and most of the remaining improvement will come from increased clocks and power draw. AMD is promising a single-threaded and multi-threaded gain of over 15% and 35% over Zen 3. This translates to a performance per watt increase of at least 25%.

Starting from the top, we have the 16 core/32 thread Ryzen 9 7950X with a base clock of 4.5GHz and a boost of 5.7GHz. That is an incredible 800MHz higher than the Ryzen 9 5950X and 200MHz more than the Core i9-12900K. Remember that this is the single-core boost frequency and the multi-core boost should be a bit lower. The L3 cache will remain unchanged at 64MB divided equally between the two CCDs but the L2 cache has been doubled to 1MB per core. Now, for the TDP: The base power has been raised to 170W, and the boost power or PPT will be capped at 230W.

Meanwhile, the Ryzen 9 7900X will feature x12 Zen 4 cores running at a base clock of 4.7GHz and a single-core boost of 5.6GHz. Once again, that’s 700MHz higher than the 4.8GHz peak achieved by the 5900X. For reference, the Core i7-12700K is limited to 5GHz, leaving it at a disadvantage in gaming and other lightly threaded workloads. Like the 7950X, the base TDP and boost power consumption have been bumped up to 170W and 230W, respectively.

Finally, we have the octa-core Ryzen 7 7700X and the hex-core Ryzen 5 7600X. These SKUs will run at a single-core boost clock of 5.4GHz and 5.3GHz, respectively. Both will be clocked 700MHz higher than their predecessors with a base TDP of 105W and a 142W PPT. The 7700X will have a base clock of 4.5GHz with the 7600X getting a higher 4.7GHz.

All in all, the Ryzen 7000 CPUs look like excellent gaming chips with healthy gen-over-gen boosts. However, the multi-threaded gains may be a little lacking compared to the competition especially considering that Raptor Lake will be a 24-core part.


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