AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors have started selling. The first four models from the Ryzen 5 7600X to the Ryzen 9 7950X are available.
AMD keeps its word and launches the first four desktop processors with Zen 4 architecture on time: The Ryzen 7 7600X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 9 7950X are available from German dealers at their respective recommended prices. As expected, the prices range from 359 euros for the 6-core to 849 euros for the 16-core.
Compared to the predecessors from the 5000 generation, this corresponds to a whopping price increase for two reasons: On the one hand, shops have long been selling the Ryzen 5000 CPUs well below AMD’s recommended price, on the other hand, pricing in Europe suffers from the poor exchange rate compared to the US -Dollar.
So far, ARLT (see below) and Mindfactory have offered the Ryzen 7000 models at AMD’s RRPs. Other dealers should follow shortly. Then other mainboards with the CPU version AM5 should also arrive in the price comparison. The first are high-end models with the X670E chipset, which cost more than 300 euros. Together with the necessary DDR5 memory, a Ryzen 7000 PC is initially an expensive affair.
Expensive middle class
This makes the mid-range processor Ryzen 5 7600X look bad: At 359 euros, it is already highly priced for a 6-core processor – including the motherboard and RAM, you end up at at least 750 euros, and then components such as a graphics card or power supply unit may be added . An improvement is in sight from October, because that’s when the cheaper B650 and B650E mainboards are supposed to go on sale.
Price-conscious interested parties are more likely to use a Ryzen 5000 CPU, a B550 motherboard and DDR4 RAM. Thanks to its huge cache, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D can also keep up with the 7000 models in games and does not need such an expensive substructure.