Rumor: AMD to Release 7950X, 7900X, 7800X, & 7600X as Launch SKUs for Ryzen 7000 Desktop Processors

AMD‘s next generation of processors is nearly here. The company is hard at work finalizing the release of its Zen4-based CPUs as competition from the Blue Team is also heating up. We know Zen4 is going to be a substantial uplift across the board and excitement around the series is consequently high among enthusiasts.

With yesterday’s leak now suggesting that Ryzen 7000 will be launching this September, we’re finally starting to get reports pertaining to the specifics of the launch. Today, infamous hardware leaker Greymon55 took to Twitter to share the initial launch lineup of AMD’s Zen4 CPUs and they look a lot like the current-gen scheme.

According to the leaker, the company will introduce four different Ryzen 7000 SKUs at launch, which include: 

  • Ryzen 9 7950X
  • Ryzen 9 7900X
  • Ryzen 7 7800X
  • Ryzen 5 7600X

Moreover, we can see that another rumored CPU, the Ryzen 7 7700X is not part of this lineup, which means AMD will launch that later down the line. Or, since there is still roughly a three-month gap in between now and the launch, we could definitely see things shuffling around a bit. But, for now, this is the latest info. 

Lineup breakdown

As for the SKUs themselves, the Ryzen 9 7950X is the flagship offering from the bunch. It will be similar to the current-gen Ryzen 9 5950X, as in sporting 16-cores and 32-threads. However, AMD will up the TDP to 170W making it the first Ryzen chip to feature that kind of power. The company confirmed last month that top-of-the-line Ryzen 7000 desktop SKUs will feature a 170W TDP, therefore such is expected for the 7950X, but we’re unsure which (if any) other CPUs will also carry that TDP.

Apart from that, the remaining SKUs all carry the same core configuration as their predecessors. Hence, 7900X features 12-cores and 24-threads, just like the 5900X, the 7600X features 6-cores and 12-cores, identical to its current-gen counterpart, the Ryzen 5 5600X, and so on.

Lastly, it’s worth mentioning that Greymon also shared the MSRP for the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X but the leaker deleted their tweet right after. Regardless, the suggested price in the tweet was 5999 RMB (~894 USD converted). That’s slightly less than what the 5950X costed at launch, which was 6049 RMB, or roughly 900 USD.

That being said, rumors surrounding prices are seldom on the money (no pun intended). So, don’t hold your horses for the 7950X to cost less than its predecessor. AMD’s official announcement for Zen4 CPUs isn’t far away at this point, so we won’t have to wait long to find out. 

As you can tell, this launch lineup is exactly same as the Ryzen 7000 initial product lineup. The SKUs are identical down to their core counts, but the real upgrade is in the Zen4 architecture which is supposed to be the biggest generational jump Ryzen has ever had. 

AMD Zen 4 architectural improvements | AMD

With Intel’s Raptor Lake following right after Ryzen 7000, the competition is stricter than ever as AMD is not battling a stagnant Blue Team anymore. This is AMD’s definitive opportunity to prove once and for all that they are the king of CPUs, and maybe perhaps even GPUs thanks to RDNA 3.


Huzaifa Haroon

Born and raised around computers, Huzaifa is an avid gamer and a keyboard enthusiast. When he's not solving the mysteries of technology, you can find him scrutinizing writers, striving to inform the curious.
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