The new AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 9 7950X Desktop CPU are available now in New Zealand, along with the latest AMD AM5 X670 Motherboards and fast DDR5 RAM Kits!
This new generation of CPU from AMD introduces a new motherboard chipset named AM5 along with a new socket LGA-1718 and is ready for powerful new PC builds with DDR5 desktop ram supported. Most interestingly, the new Ryzen 5 7600X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 9 7900X & 7950X CPU all include integrated Radeon graphics, something that was until recently only available in the G-Series.
Ryzen 7000 Series Essentials.
- The new AMD Ryzen 7600X, 7700X, 7900X & 7950X do not include a CPU cooler in the box. Many previous gen AM4 CPU coolers do fit the new AM5 motherboards but look for AM5 in the specification to be sure.
- New motherboards for Ryzen 7000 series available on day one are named the X670 series, with the X670(E) being a shortened X670-Extreme version. The lower price options in B650 and B650-Extreme are expected to come a little later in October.
- DDR5 Desktop RAM kits are supported by AMD 7000 series CPU, there is no DDR4 motherboard support, so be sure to check that specification when planning new builds. For those wanting to overclock their RAM, the first stock for new AMD EXPO certified RAM kits are expected to land in October from G.Skill, Kingston and Corsair brands.
- PCIe 5.0 SSD will be supported by the new platform, but these are expected to release later in 2023.
AMD EXPO stands for AMD Extended Profiles for Overclocking, and it aims to allow users to enjoy the higher clock speeds of DDR5 RAM kits, and much like Intel XMP (eXtreme Memory Profiles) this means lots memory testing documents that'll make it easier to verify hardware compatibility, access detailed settings, and most importantly, make this new RAM technology more stable when we push things to the max.
These new Ryzen 7000 are the absolute latest CPU technology available, built with faster, smaller, lower power transistors optimised for high performance, this 5nm new micro-architecture is the best yet and the incentive for early adopters is clear - these new Ryzen are super fast!
The new Ryzen 7000 series have high base clocks and with high-performance coolers attached, can boost for even more performance when needed.
- Ryzen 7600X, 6 Core - 12 Thread with 4.7GHz Base Clock, Max Boost 5.3GHz
- Ryzen 7700X, 8 Core - 16 Thread with 4.5GHz Base Clock, Max Boost 5.4GHz
- Ryzen 7900X, 12 Core - 24 Thread with 4.7GHz Base Clock, Max Boost 5.6GHz
- Ryzen 7950X, 16 Core - 32 Thread with 4.9GHz Base Clock, Max Boost 5.7GHz
It’s impressive to see a CPU increase performance by this much especially with a lower power draw, and AMD pulled no punches comparing their new CPU to the top options from Intel in their pre-launch event in which CEO Lisa Su took to the stage, along with a host of AMD experts Mark Papermaster and David McAfee, to reveal the new AMD products.
What followed was an explanation of what AMD wanted and has achieved with their Ryzen CPU series, and a series of performance demonstrations with some potent performance uplifts shown, using their own 5950X to showcase the performance increases offered by the new 7950X - but then they compared their new and far more affordable mainstream Ryzen 7 7700X to the flagship Intel i9-12900K and it showed a combination of as good and better than this top tier competitor.