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AMD Ryzen 7000 processors to feature up to 16 cores and boost up to 5.7GHz

There's still much to learn about the Ryzen 7000 series. The official announcement is expected to happen later this month, but while we wait for it, leakers have shared what they claim to be the specifications of AMD's next-gen Ryzen CPUs.

According to the information obtained by Wccftech, the Ryzen 7000 series will launch with four processors – the Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 5 7600X. These CPUs will come with up to 16 Zen 4 cores capable of reaching 5.7GHz boost clock speeds and packing up to 80MB of cache (L3+ L2). As per the rumours, the maximum TDP of the upcoming chips is 170W.

The following table shows the rumoured specifications for these SKUs in more detail:

CPU Cores/ Threads Base Clock Boost Clock Cache (L3+ L2) TDP
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16/32 4.5 GHz 5.7 GHz 80 MB (64+16) 170W
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X 12/24 4.7 GHz 5.6 GHz 76 MB (64+12) 170W
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8/16 4.5 GHz 5.4 GHz 40 MB (32+8) 105W
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6/12 4.7 GHz 5.3 GHz 38 MB (32+6) 105W

AMD has already introduced the first X670 and X670E motherboards, so all that's left is for AMD to announce the Ryzen 7000 series. Recent rumours claim we'll see these CPUs announced on the 29th of August, with retail availability arriving in mid-September.

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KitGuru says: Based on these specifications, which Ryzen 7000 processor looks the best for your needs? Do you think Intel Raptor Lake will offer a compelling alternative to AMD's next-gen CPUs?

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