Rumor has it that two non-X Ryzen 7000 CPUs from AMD have surfaced in the SiSoftware database, potentially delivering higher performance per watt compared to their X-series counterparts.
The AMD Ryzen 7 7700 and Ryzen 5 7600 CPUs appeared on the benchmark page of the SiSoftware website and ran on an unreleased ‘Sapphire 7D771’ system. Sapphire doesn’t make motherboards for everyday consumers, which leads us to believe that these new variations could be part of embedded systems for business use.
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In the SiSoft leak, both the 8-core 7700 and 6-core 7600 appear to have clock speeds of 3.8GHz, significantly lower than their ‘X’ SKUs. In direct comparison to their ‘X’ counterparts, the Ryzen 7 is 7700 700MHz lower, while the Ryzen 5 7600 is 900MHz lower, suggesting that the non-X chips will be slower – unsurprisingly based on AMD’s previous naming conventions. .
SiSoftware AMD Ryzen 7 7700 8-Core Processor (8C 16T 3.8GHz/3.8GHz, 3.2GHz IMC, 8x 1MB L2, 32MB L3)https://t.co/qZ30UnXfoMNov 9, 2022
Non-X SKUs of Ryzen processors typically offer slightly less power at a lower price than their X variants. AMD has yet to confirm if and when these parts will come to mainstream consumers – while this likely appears to be based on previous generations of Ryzen chips, this particular leak only shows them in what is presumably a non-consumer system.
Analysis: These chips could be a great budget for Intel
If the leak is true and we get newer chips, we’re mainly interested in the price of the Ryzen 5 7600. The leaked Ryzen 7 7700 would be between the existing 7700X and 7600X, but the Ryzen 7600 would go all the way down from the current one. range of Ryzen 7000 series chips.
This means that if the price is carefully determined, the 7600 could become a serious competitor to the Intel i5-13600k and become the most affordable budget processor of the current generation.
The Intel chip is already a bit more expensive at $319 (£340 or AU$480) compared to the currently available 7600X, though it does outperform. The MSRP of the previous generation Ryzen 5 5600 is at $199, so seeing the 7600 we can assume it would sell for about the same price as the 7600X didn’t see a generation price increase over the 5600X.
All in all, this is good news for those looking for new chips at more affordable prices. The Ryzen 5 5600 is currently for sale at Newegg (opens in new tab) at a staggeringly cheap $139 (£120 or AU$210) – we think this could be to clear out stock and make room for the newer model.