AMD's Ryzen 7 7700X has been pictured

Expect to hear more about this processor later this month

AMD's Ryzen 7 7700X has been pictured

AMD's 8-core Zen 4 Ryzen 7 7700X processor smiles for the camera

AMD's Zen 4 desktop processors are on the horizon, and we have just gotten our first look at what appears to be a retail-ready CPU from AMD. Thanks to cortexa99 on the Anandtech Forums, we have gotten a look at AMD's Ryzen 7 7700X, AMD's alleged 8-core Zen 4 desktop processor. 

If recent rumours about AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors are to be believed, AMD's Ryzen 7 7700X will feature a base clock speed of 4.5GHz and a boost clock speed of 5.4GHz, a significant increase in frequency over AMD's Ryzen 5000 series processors. The Ryzen 7 7700X's rumoured base/boost clock speeds are 1,000/800 MHz higher than the clock speeds of AMD's Ryzen 7 5700X, which when combined with other Zen 4 architectural advantages should deliver a significant single-threaded and multi-threaded performance leap for AMD. 

AMD's Ryzen 7 7700X has an OPN code of 100-000000593, which lines up with existing rumours regarding AMD's Ryzen 7000 series. The CPU below features AMD's new IHS (Integrated Heat Spreader) design, proper AMD logos, and all of the icons and numbers that we would expect from a real processor. In short, we don't think that this CPU image has been faked.

AMD's Ryzen 7 7700X has been pictured

Leaked Ryzen 7000 series specifications

For all of AMD's leaked Ryzen 7000 series models, the base clock speeds of their processors have increased by 1,000 MHz or more when compared to their Ryzen 7000 series counterparts, with AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 7 7700X seeing base clock speed increases of 1.1 GHz. These clock speed increases should allow AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors to run at higher clock speeds more consistently. What's even more impressive is that most Ryzen 7000 series CPU models now have base clock speeds that are comparable to the boost clock speeds of their predecessors and boost clock speeds that are higher than 5 GHz.

 CPUCores/ThreadsCore ArchitectureTDPBase/Boost ClockL2+L3 Cache
Ryzen 9 7950X16/32Zen 4170W4.5/5.7 GHz16 + 64 MB
Ryzen 9 5950X16/32Zen 3105W3.4/4.9 GHz8 + 64 MB
Ryzen 9 7900X12/24Zen 4170W4.7/5.6 GHz12 + 64 MB
Ryzen 9 5900X12/24Zen 3105W3.7/4.8 GHz6 + 64 MB
Ryzen 7 7700X8/16Zen 4105W4.5/5.4 GHz8 + 32 MB
Ryzen 7 5700X8/16Zen 3105W3.4/4.6 GHz4 + 32 MB
Ryzen 5 7600X6/12Zen 4105W4.7/5.3 GHz6 + 32 MB
Ryzen 5 5600X6/12Zen 365W3.7/4.6 GHz3 + 32 MB


Sadly, we cannot comment on the real-world performance of AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors at this time, as there are too many unknowns that will can impact this. Does AMD's architectural enhancements with Zen 4 benefit gamers outside of offering them higher core clock speeds? Should we expect larger performance gains than these clock speeds suggest? For that information, we will need to wait for reviews.

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