AMD Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 CPUs listed at Canadian Retailer
Let's hope that these preliminary prices are inaccurate
Published: 15th August 2022 | Source: @momomo_us - Twitter |
AMD's Ryzen 7000 series CPUs have been listed at a Canadian retailer with preliminary pricing
Rumour has it that AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors are launching later this month, upgrading AMD's high-end products with Zen 4 CPU cores, integrated graphics, and additional benefits though AMD's new AM5 CPU platform. Consumers expect big things from AMD's Zen 4 architecture, and a new listing from a Canadian retailer has revealed four Zen 4 products and some preliminary prices for them.
As spotted by @momomo_us on Twitter, the PC retailer PC-Canada has listed AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, and Ryzen 5 7600X processors. These processors are tray CPUs for OEMs that do not ship with retail packaging or included heatsinks. The preliminary pricing of these processors are as follows.
- AMD Ryzen 9 7950X (100-100000514/WOF) - $1140.99 CAD (around $892 US)
- AMD Ryzen 9 7900X (100-100000589/WOF) - $777.99 CAD (around $608 US)
- AMD Ryzen 7 7700X (100-100000591/WOF) - $613.99 CAD (around $480 US)
- AMD Ryzen 5 7600X (100-100000593/WOF) - $423.99 CAD (around $330 US)
With these prices coming from early retail listings, it is likely that these early CPU prices are inaccurate. However, rumour has it that AMD will be increasing the price of their high-end Ryzen 7000 series CPU models. We should wait for AMD to reveal finalised pricing before concluding anything about AMD's Ryzen 7000 series, as placeholder prices are frequently set higher than official prices.
What to expect from AMD's Ryzen 7000 series
AMD has showcased 5+GHz clock speeds from their Zen 4 Ryzen silicon on multiple occasions, confirming that the company's Ryzen 7000 series processors will feature much higher core clock speeds than their predecessors. When combined with other core and architectural design changes, we should expect significant increases in both single-threaded and multi-threaded performance with AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors.
In addition to higher levels of single-threaded performance, AMD's memory performance should also increase with their Ryzen 7000 series processors. With a new 7nm memory die and support for DDR5 memory, AMD's Ryzen 7000 series should support higher memory controller speeds and the higher data rates that are offered by DDR5 memory. Thanks to AMD's new 5nm CPU core clusters, Ryzen 7000 series processors should also be able to achieve much higher power efficiency levels, which is great news for both desktop and laptop users.
AMD has confirmed that Ryzen 7000 series processors should offer users a greater than 15% increase in single-threaded performance. In theory, this means that +15% performance gains are the minimum that we should expect from Zen 4 processors. Even higher gains should be possible in specific workloads.