At CES this year AMD announced a few things in their CPU lineup including their upcoming 7000 series 3D CPUs and they also introduced three new non-X CPUs for their previously launched 7000 series of CPUs. The CPUs are the Ryzen 9 7900, the Ryzen 7 7700, and the Ryzen 5 7600. All three share a lot including core and thread counts to their similarly named X brothers but all three have lowered TDP wattages down to 65 watts which is to offer options for people not looking for something as extreme as the initially launched CPUs and for small form factor builds which are a lot more limited in cooling. If you have been around here in the past I love small form factor builds, especially builds focused on LAN use and this was an exciting announcement on that front. I’m a little late to the party on testing them but just received all three CPUs and today we are going to check them out and see how they compare so let’s dive in!

Product Name: Ryzen 7000 Series Non-X CPUs

Review Sample Provided by: AMD

Written by: Wes Compton

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Ryzen 5 7600

Ryzen 7 7700

Ryzen 9 7900

 

What is the Ryzen 7000 Series Non-X and what does it do for me

With the introduction of the 7000 series of CPUs, AMD brought out a mix of CPUs, not just their highest-end CPU the 7950X. They had 12, 8, and 6 core options and the addition of some of the non-X CPUs just builds on that. They had the 7900X, 7700X, and the 7600X and for each of those they now have a matching model with the same core and thread counts but now with a lower 65-watt TDP. That at the core is what the non-X CPUs are, lower power draw models. To accomplish that they did all get changes to their clock speeds. So for the Ryzen 9 7900, they have gone from a max boost clock of 5.6 GHz down to 5.4 GHz and its base clock is a lot lower at 3.7 GHz rather than 4.7 GHz. The Ryzen 7 7700 is similar with its max boost clock being 5.3 GHz from 5.4 GHz on the 7700X and its base clock is a little better at 3.8 GHz to 4.5 GHz. Then the Ryzen 5 7600 has a max boost clock of 5.1 GHz from 5.3 GHz and a base clock of 3.8 GHz as well from 4.7 GHz on the 7600X.

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None of the CPUs have any changes to their L2 or L3 caches or the TjMax which is still 95C. But with the new lower 65 Watt TDP on all three CPUs, you are a lot less likely to be hitting those temperatures. All three non-X CPUs have the same max socket power of 88 watts and a max current of 150A. Lower power usage means lower heat and with that, all three CPUs now come with an air cooler. The 7900 and 7700 get the Wraith Prism and the 7600 gets the cheaper non-RGB Wraith Stealth. Nothing else beyond that has changed, they are all still overclockable and have precision boost 2. The max non-overclocked memory speed is still DDR5-5200 as well. The only other big change is in the pricing. The Ryzen 9 7900 has an MSRP of $429 vs the $549 of the 7900X which is a big change. The Ryzen 7 7700 is $329 down from $399 on the 7700X and then the Ryzen 5 7600 is $229 from $299 for the 7600X.

Specifications

Ryzen 9 7900X

Ryzen 9 7900

Ryzen 7 7700X

Ryzen 7 7700

Ryzen 5 7600X

Ryzen 5 7600

Core/Threads

12/24

8/16

6/12

Max Boost

5.6 GHz

5.4 GHz

5.4 GHz

5.3 GHz

5.3 GHz

5.1 GHz

Base Clock

4.7 GHz

3.7 GHz

4.5 GHz

3.8 GHz

4.7 GHz

3.8 GHz

L2 Cache

12x1MB

8x1MB

6x1MB

L3 Cache

64MB

32MB

32MB

TDP

170W

65W

105W

65W

105W

65W

Max Socket Power (PPT)

230W

88W

142W

88W

105W

88W

Max Current (EDC)

225A

150A

170A

150A

170A

150A

Max Curren, Thermally Limited (TDC)

160A

75A

110A

75A

110A

75A

TjMax

95C

Stock/Auto Voltage Range (Active Core)

0.650 – 1.475V

Boost Algorithm

Precision Boost 2

Recommended Cooler

240-280 Liquid (or equivalent)

AMD Wraith Prism

240-280 Liquid (or equivalent)

AMD Wraith Prism

Mid-Frame Tower Cooler (or equivalent)

AMD Wraith Stealth

Max Memory Speed (Non-OC)

DDR5-5200 (2x16GB)

ECC Support

Enabled in-silicon, support varies by motherboard

CCD Die Size

70mm ²

CCD Transistor Count

6.5 billion

IOD Die Size

122mm ²

IOD Transistor Count

3.4 billion

MSRP

$549

$429

$399

$329

$299

$229

 

                         

 

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