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Next-Gen AMD Ryzen 7 7700X “Zen 4” CPU to Allegedly Cost $299, Same as the 5600X [Rumor]

Earlier today, a Canadian retailer had listed the prices of AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 CPUs indicating plans for a sharp hike across the lineup. As per these listings, the next-gen Zen 4 chips would cost roughly $30 to $100 more than their predecessors while offering a smaller generation leap in performance. The figures are as follows:

  • Ryzen 9 7950X: US$892
  • Ryzen 9 7900X: US$608
  • Ryzen 7 7700X: US$480
  • Ryzen 5 7600X: US$330

Luckily, most sources have written these off as placeholders or “pre-launch markups” stating that the Raphael parts will actually cost less than the existing Ryzen 5000 offerings (MSRP). Greymon55 states that the Ryzen 7 7700X will likely be cheaper than the 5700X, launching with a price tag of $299 (same as the R5 5600X).

Update: Apologies, but it looks like the below pricing was shared by Videocardz.com in this post.

https://twitter.com/greymon55/status/1558752334410559489?t=2ysXsnOUNlGowx2PULlYBw&s=08

Going by that estimate, the Ryzen 5 7600X should also be cheaper than the Ryzen 5 5600X ($299), almost certainly going for $199. Meanwhile, the higher-end SKUs including the Ryzen 9 7900X and the 7950X may be pricier than their predecessors, costing somewhere between $549 and $599, and $799 and $749. However, considering that Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs will launch around the same time, I expect market prices to take a dive soon after release. Like the 3800X, this will make the 7800X an odd pick…unless, AMD decides to bump up the core counts to 10 or 12.

AMD’s Zen 3 core architecture will offer an IPC upgrade of 8-10% with hefty increases in operating clocks and the TDP. The top-end SKUs should have no trouble pushing 5.6GHz while drawing up to 230W of power under load. A combination of higher clocks and a denser (TSMC 5nm) node will make the Ryzen 7000 CPUs much harder to cool than previous Ryzen offerings. High-end offerings will definitely require advanced air or midrange water cooling solutions.

Areej Syed

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