AMD Ryzen 7000 non-X series to launch January 10th, Ryzen 9 7900 faster than 5900X

AMD Ryzen 7000 non-X series to launch January 10th, Ryzen 9 7900 faster than 5900X

AMD Ryzen 7000 non-X series now have a release date

Slides confirm the price and release date of the upcoming Ryzen 7000 CPUs. 

As mentioned before, AMD is launching its new Ryzen CPUs for its AM5 socket next month. The company is preparing three models: 12-core Ryzen 9 7900, 8-core Ryzen 7 7700 and 6-core Ryzen 5 7600, all based on Zen4 architecture. The series feature the same core count as their X-variants, but they have much lower default TDP of 65W.

AMD Ryzen 7000 non-X Pricing and Release Date, Source: VideoCardz

According to the slide, all three CPUs launch on January 10th at $429, $329 and $329 price point respectively. Given the recent price cuts introduced to the 7000X models, this pricing does not look particularly great, though. For just $20 more one can find the ‘unlocked’ 7900X or 7700X models. Should AMD stick to this pricing at launch, the faster 6-core 7600X will cost just $10 more.

AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Specs & Pricing
VideoCardzCores / ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockTDPLaunch Price
Current Price (Amazon)
AMD Ryzen 7000 Zen4 “Raphael”
Ryzen 9 7950X$569 (-19%)
Ryzen 9 7900X$440 (-20%)
Ryzen 9 7900
Ryzen 7 7700X$349 (-13%)
Ryzen 7 7700
Ryzen 5 7600X$240 (-20%)
Ryzen 5 7600

The main selling point for the new CPUs is lower power. According to another slide, AMD’s 65W 7900X CPU paired with DDR5-6000 memory will be 19% faster in gaming on average than 105W Ryzen 9 5900X based on Zen3 architecture using DDR4-3600 memory.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900 vs. 5900X, Source: VideoCardz

Both processors were tested in 12 games at 1080p resolution and running alongside Radeon RX 6950XT NITRO+ from Sapphire. The Ryzen 9 7900 advantage over 5900X is from 103% (Assassin’s Creed Valhalla) to 134% (Far Cry 6).

AMD Ryzen 9 7900 vs. 5900X (1080p Gaming)
VideoCardz.comRyzen 9 7900 (65W)
Radeon RX 6950XT
Ryzen 9 5900X (105W)
Radeon RX 6950XT
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla197.0 FPS191.0 FPS103%
Borderlands 3248.9 FPS209.1 FPS119%
CS:GO603.6 FPS516.0 FPS117%
F1 2021403.8 FPS299.7 FPS135%
Far Cry 6176.3 FPS131.6 FPS134%
Fortnite270.9 FPS247.3 FPS110%
League of Legends387.4 FPS349.6 FPS111%
Metro Exodus187.1 FPS185.4 FPS101%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider283.8 FPS224.6 FPS126%
Strange Brigade442.7 FPS339.8 FPS130%
Total War: Three Kingdoms Battle256.1 FPS198.8 FPS129%
World of Tanks Encode (1080p Ultra)445.5 FPS405.4 FPS110%