AMD Announces Ryzen 7000 Specs and Pricing

The new flagship Ryzen 9 7950X processor will launch at $699 USD, and while this is considerably higher than the Ryzen 9 5950X has been selling for of late ($546 as I write this), it is $100 below the $799 launch price of that previous flagship. It remains a 16-core, 32-thread part, and the rest of the lineup offers familiar core/thread counts as well.

Both clock speeds and power consumption are up, as we knew they would be, with the highest turbo clock belonging to the R9 7950X at 5.7 GHz, and the four announced SKUs ranging from 105W to 170W TDPs. One assumes that 65W non-X parts with lower clocks will follow at some point.

As to performance, we await independent testing but AMD seems confident in their IPC increases, which are reportedly up around 13% compared to Zen 3, with a total per-core uplift (including the higher clocks and move to faster DDR5 memory) bringing this up to a “29% total single thread performance gain”.

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