Ryzen 7 7700X processor review
ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero review
AMD's super performing 8-core processor runs fast but very hot
Meet double O seven with the Ryzen 7 7700X review, we have eight cores and sixteen threads based on the new Zen4 architecture. The CPU will be analyzed, tested, and benchmarked. Given its excellent performance combined with a completely new architecture that supports PCIe Gen 5, DDR5, and a CPU that easily exceeds 5 GHz, this product might become a sweet spot processor. AMD recently announced its first ZEN4-based Ryzen 7000 processors. While some updated graphics cards have been released this year, not much else has been released in the component hardware arena. However, the year will close with a bang, with new products from AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA. Over the summer, nearly all specifications somehow leaked the products you see launched today. Today is about the processor and motherboards.
The new 5nm FinFET fabrication technique used, the first for a desktop CPU, and enhanced performance combined with higher power efficiency are among the primary highlights of the new processor generation. More information on AM5 motherboards for these models can now be provided, as well as AMD EXPO, a new automatic RAM SPD standard. The AMD Ryzen 7000 series is available today and launches based on the Ryzen 9 7950X and 7900X, the Ryzen 7 7700X, and the Ryzen 5 7600X. The base and boost clock speeds are greatly increased in the four new CPU types when compared to their predecessors. As opposed to Intel, Zen4 has no hybrid design and solely big/P(erformance) cores. It remains to be seen whether AMD will ever launch a hybrid (big/small) cores. You can even argue that design, as it requires significant work on the Windows scheduler for Windows 11, workloads do not easily lend themselves to a hybrid design, even on mobile platforms where efficiency is a major goal. A non-hybrid design, such as the Zen4, is strongly favored in this regard for desktop users and PC gamers. The flagship Zen4 desktop CPU Ryzen 9 7950X will have 16 cores and 32 threads and is priced at USD 699. The Ryzen 9 7900X with 12 cores and 24 threads with a boost speed of up to 5.6 GHz will cost USD 549. Probably the most popular processor will be the 8-core Ryzen 7 7700X priced at USD 399; closing the lineup, for now, is the Ryzen 5 7600X proceed USD 299. On September 27th, 2022, all four CPUs are now available. The Ryzen 7000 series will offer a 13% increase in IPC over its predecessors and up to a 29% increase in single-thread performance. This is mostly due to the higher clock speeds, which now reach 5.7 GHz on the flagship model, a staggering 800 MHz increase over the existing series. This is largely attributable to the upgraded Zen 4 architecture and more minor TSMC 5nm manufacturing process.
AMD Ryzen 7000 (codename Raphael) Desktop CPU Specs
|Cores / Threads||Base/Boost Clock||TDP||Cache (L2+L3)||Launch Price(USD)|
AMD Ryzen 7000 Zen4 (Raphael)
|Ryzen 9 7950X||16C/32T||4.5/5.7 GHz||170W||80MB (16+64)||699 USD|
|Ryzen 9 7900X||12C/24T||4.7/5.6 GHz||170W||76MB (12+64)||549 USD|
|Ryzen 7 7800X||-||-||-||-||449 USD|
|Ryzen 7 7700X||8C/16T||4.5/5.4 GHz||105W||40MB (8+32)||399 USD|
|Ryzen 5 7600X||6C/12T||4.7/5.3 GHz||105W||38MB (6+32)||299 USD|
|AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen3 (Vermeer)|
|Ryzen 9 5950X||16C/32T||3.4/4.9 GHz||105W||72MB (8+64)||799 USD|
|Ryzen 9 5900X||12C/24T||3.7/4.8 GHz||105W||70MB (4+64)||549 USD|
|Ryzen 7 5800X3D||8C/16T||3.4/4.5 GHz||105W||100MB (4+96)||449 USD|
|Ryzen 7 5800X||8C/16T||3.8/4.7 GHz||105W||36MB (4+32)||449 USD|
|Ryzen 7 5700X||8C/16T||3.4/4.6 GHz||65W||36MB (4+32)||299 USD|
|Ryzen 5 5600X||6C/12T||3.7/4.6 GHz||65W||35MB (3+32)||299 USD|
A first in a long time is a new processor socket, which allows for features like DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, and necessitates the purchase of new motherboards. The 600-series chipsets are built into these (X670E, X670, B650E, and B650). All the processors include an integrated RDNA2 GPU and PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 compatibility (E suffix is Extreme). In this review, we'll look at the Ryzen 7 7700X. We'll also look at the ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero motherboard used with this processor.