According to a recent leak, AMD will not revise the launch price for the Ryzen 7000 series

According to a recent leak, AMD will not revise the launch price for the Ryzen 7000 series

AMD is set to debut four CPUs in its Ryzen 7000 series (the “X” line) this evening, and pricing has been leaked a few hours before the announcement. According to reports, the prices of the upcoming desktop chips will be as follows:

  • Ryzen 9 7950X – $799 US
  • Ryzen 9 7900X – $549 US
  • Ryzen 7 7700X – $449 US
  • Ryzen 5 7600X – $299 US

This pricing remains constant from the Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 portfolio, which ranged from $299 to $799 at launch. The 7000 series is the direct successor to the 5000 desktop series; the 6000 series (now available in some laptop versions) bypassed the desktop chips.

Much of our knowledge regarding the impending Ryzen 7000 CPUs come from AMD’s Computex event earlier this year. They will be the first desktop CPUs built using a 5nm technology. They’re also the first AMD processors to have boost rates beyond 5GHz, with the CPU matching the 5.5GHz output of Intel’s flagship Core i9-12900KS in a Ghostwire: Tokyo onstage run.

If true, the cost would not be surprising – the Ryzen 5000 generation was generally seen to be overpriced when it was released, and the current generation delivers a big boost in clock speed. Still, some PC aficionados may consider $300 for a six-core part to be a terrible value, given that Intel’s rival Core i5-12400 component has a recommended retail price of under $200 and AMD’s own Ryzen 7 5700X (an eight-core chip from the previous generation) is now available for less than $300. This is particularly true given that Ryzen 7000 purchasers will also need to purchase a new motherboard since the new chips are no longer compatible with the AM4 platform.

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