AMD officially announced its next-gen Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors at the “together we advance_PCs” live stream event held back in August last year. And at CES 2023, the company added three new low-power CPUs to this lineup. Codenamed “Raphael”, AMD has shifted to a new 5nm process, Zen 4 architecture, and new AM5 socket motherboards for these processors. So let’s check out the specs, features, availability, and price of the AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors in Nepal.
AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 Series Processors Overview:
For a long time, there was not much news circulating about the upcoming AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 processors. But eventually, four new AMD processors surfaced online which the company officially launched in September 2022. Ryzen 9 7950X and 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, and Ryzen 5 7600X are the first SKUs under the Ryzen 7000 lineup.
Compared to the Zen 3-based processors, the new Zen 4 ones offer 1-1.1GHz higher clock speeds, slightly higher L2 caches, and an increased TDP. In terms of boost clocks, we can see a 700-800MHz increment as well. The top-end Ryzen 9 7950X requires a TDP of 170W compared to the 105W on the last gen Ryzen 9 5950X. With that (and several other factors including improved clock speeds), AMD says the speed gains go over 32% here.
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Zen 4 Architecture
Anyway, as mentioned earlier, Ryzen 7000 series marks AMD’s move to its Zen 4 architecture. The new architecture is based on TSMC’s 5nm process node. This is the first time that this process has been used in an x86 desktop processor, though we have seen its use in a lot of smartphone SoCs.
Like its predecessor, Zen 4 brings a chiplet-based design where two Core Complex Dies (CCDs) are connected via an Infinity cache Core Chiplet Dies (CCD). Zen 4 promises 1MB of L2 cache per CPU core—almost twice what Zen 3 offers. It also has integrated RDNA 2 GPU, and DDR5 memory, PCIe Gen 5 support.
In addition, AMD is even claiming up to 15% of single-threaded performance boost, max clock speeds higher than 5GHz, and “AI-accelerated” instructions. However, the company has refrained from providing much detail.
Ryzen 7000 series is also the first desktop processor family to support the new AM5 socket. The new socket from AMD will be replacing the AM4 that has expanded across five generations of CPUs. So, if you are thinking of upgrading to the new Raphael processors, you will be compelled to get a new motherboard—although you will still be able to use the AM4 coolers if you like.
AMD’s AM5 has Land Grid Array (LGA) array compared to the Pin Grid Array (PGA) on its predecessor. It features 1718 pins, up to 24 lanes of PCIe 5.0, and DDR5 compatibility. Furthermore, it also has Wi-Fi 6 with Dual Band Simultaneous (DBS), Bluetooth LE 5.2, and up to 24 SuperSpeed USB ports with speeds of up to 20Gbps.
Three new chipsets
AMD has even announced three new chipsets for the new Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 desktop processors. The most premium of the bunch is the X670E with the “E” standing for extreme. X607E guarantees full support for PCIe 5.0 and advanced overclocking.
Then there is the X670, which AMD says will allow for enthusiast-level overclocking and PCIe storage and graphics. Finally, the B650 is targeted at the mainstream audience and will be cheaper than X670 and X670E. It also has PCIe 5.0 lanes but only for storage devices. The company has already confirmed multiple flagship AM5 motherboards from partners like Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI.
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series (X series) Specifications:
|CPU||Cores / Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||Cache (L2+L3)||GPU CUs||TDP||MSRP|
|Ryzen 9 7950X||16 / 32||4.5 GHz||5.7 GHz||80MB (16+64)||2CU (1WGP)||170W||$699|
|Ryzen 9 7900X||12 / 24||4.7 GHz||5.6 GHz||76MB (12+64)||2CU (1WGP)||170W||$549|
|Ryzen 7 7700X||8 / 16||4.5 GHz||5.4 GHz||40MB (8+32)||2CU (1WGP)||105W||$399|
|Ryzen 5 7600X||6 / 12||4.7 GHz||5.3 GHz||38MB (6+32)||2CU (1WGP)||105W||$299|
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series (65W) Overview:
Expanding the Ryzen 7000 series are the new 65W processors—that are geared towards both power and efficiency. With up to 12 cores, 24 threads, and all the Zen 4 goodness, the new Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700, and Ryzen 5 7600 go head-to-head against Intel’s 13th Gen 65W SKUs announced at CES 2023. They’re still DDR5-exclusive when it comes to memory choice, but AMD has somewhat addressed the value-proposition criticism with these CPUs. In fact, the company even ships a stock cooler with these.
More specifically, the Ryzen 9 and Ryzen 7 processors get a “Wraith Prism” cooler compared to a “Wraith Stealth” with the Ryzen 5 unit. All three of them are still unlocked and therefore overclockable via the Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) utility tool. On the performance front, AMD says the Ryzen 9 7900 delivers up to 31% better gaming results compared to last-gen Ryzen 9 5900X. Or up to 48% better performance on creator apps.
|CPU||Cores / Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||Cache (L2+L3)||GPU CUs||Cooler||TDP||MSRP|
|Ryzen 9 7900||12 / 24||3.7 GHz||5.4 GHz||76MB (12+64)||2CU (1WGP)||Wraith Prism||65W||$429|
|Ryzen 7 7700||8 / 16||3.8 GHz||5.3 GHz||40MB (8+32)||2CU (1WGP)||65W||$329|
|Ryzen 5 7600||6 / 12||3.8 GHz||5.1 GHz||38MB (6+32)||2CU (1WGP)||Wraith Stealth||65W||$229|
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Processors Price in Nepal and Availability
Although the 65W Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors haven’t landed in Nepal yet, the X-series CPUs are available right now. As such, the price of AMD Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors in Nepal starts at NPR 49,500 for the entry-level Ryzen 5 7600X. You can buy AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors in Nepal from Matechi.
|AMD Ryzen 7000 Series CPU||Price in Nepal||Availability|
|Ryzen 5 7600X||NPR 49,500||Matechi|
|Ryzen 7 7700X||NPR 62,500|
|Ryzen 9 7900X||NPR 83,500|
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