AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8 Core Zen 4 Desktop CPU Smiles For The Camera

AMD's Ryzen 7 7700X, an 8 Core Zen 4 CPU has been spotted over at Anandtech forums, further confirming the existence of the upcoming chip.

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8 Core Zen 4 Desktop CPU Spotted In The Wild, Pre-Retail Chip Ready For September Launch

This is the first time that we are looking at a pre-retail AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPU with the OPN code "100-000000591". The Ryzen 7 7700X is expected to launch at a lower price than the Ryzen 7 5800X which retailed at $449 US at launch almost two years back. While the prime source of the image remains unknown, this is probably a reviewer sample since those were sent out just recently. The motherboard should be an X670E or X670 solution since B650(E) series doesn't get launched until October.

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As the images reveal, the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Zen 4 Raphael Desktop CPU will feature a perfect square shape (45x45mm) but will house a very chonky integrated heat spreader or IHS. The IHS, internally regarded as the "Octopus" is a very interesting design and features a full-on solder so delidding the chip can be a bit hard considering all the capacitors that surround it. For this chip, AMD could be using a singular Zen 4 CCD and the IOD chiplet since it only offers 8 cores versus Ryzen 9 offerings that come with two Zen 4 CCDs.

AMD Ryzen 7000 (AM5) vs Ryzen 5000 (AM4) CPU Comparison (Image Credits: Harukaze5719):

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8 Core "Zen 4" Desktop CPU

Moving over to the Ryzen 7 family, here we have the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X, an 8-core and 16-thread part. AMD positions this as the sweet spot for gamers and as such, the CPU will feature base clock of 4.5 GHz and a boost clock of 5.4 GHz but at a lower 105W TDP (142W PPT). The CPU will get a 40 MB cache pool which consists of 32 MB L3 from the singular CCD &8 MB L2 from the Zen 4 cores.

Now one interesting thing to mention is that there is so far no update by AMD on a Ryzen 7 7800X chip. It is likely that AMD wants to replace that part with a successor to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D with Zen 4 cores (3D V-Cache). If that was the case, we can expect an update later this year to the CPU lineup since the V-Cache parts have been confirmed for a late Q4 2022 launch by AMD themselves. Also, based on the segmentation alone, it looks like the Ryzen 7 7700X will be priced really well in the mainstream segment.

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The AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs will be unveiled on 29th August with a launch scheduled for September however the specific retail launch is said to face a slight delay to 27th September due to BIOS-related issues. You can find the full details of AMD's next-gen Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs and the respective 600-series motherboards in our full roundup of the next-gen family here.

AMD Ryzen 7000 'Raphael' Desktop CPU 'Preliminary' Specs:

CPU NameArchitectureProcess NodeCores / ThreadsCore Clock (SC Max)CacheTDPPrice
AMD Ryzen 9 7950XZen 45nm16/32~5.5 GHz80 MB (64+16)105-170W$799 US
AMD Ryzen 9 7900XZen 45nm12/24~5.4 GHz76 MB (64+12)105-170W$549 US
AMD Ryzen 7 7800XZen 45nm8/16~5.3 GHz40 MB (32+8)65-125WTBD
AMD Ryzen 7 7700XZen 45nm8/16~5.3 GHz40 MB (32+8)65-125W$449 US
AMD Ryzen 5 7600XZen 45nm6/12~5.2 GHz38 MB (32+6)65-125W$299 US
Which AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs are you most interested in?

News Source: Olrak

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