As each day passes, we arrive closer to Zen4‘s announcement. AMD is planning to release its next gen CPUs sometime this September showing that testing is almost complete. As a result, a few left over Engineering Samples are roaming around the black market here and there.
Interestingly, the CPU was made in Malaysia back in 2021 showing that production had already started a year back. Seems as if AMD didn’t allow many leaks this time on purpose.
These CPUs were already available at pccanada as placeholders which gave us a rough idea regarding pricing. Both OPN codes ‘100-000000593-20‘ (Today’s leak + Canadian listing) match showing this indeed is the R5 7600X.
The seller prices this at 9999 Chinese Yuan or around $1500. Indeed, this is not the actual price and a placeholder to scare away potential bots (possibly). In addition, there are no supporting AM5 motherboards in the market right now so buying this would be a waste. However, if you do get this, you can be considered as an early Zen4 adopter.