AMD could have some new Zen 4 processors, one of which is, in theory, a Ryzen 7 7800X and the other a Ryzen 3 7300X.
These Zen 4 chips were spotted on Geekbench by Benchleaks (as VideoCardz reported, although they removed the story shortly after posting), and apparently the 7800X will make the leap to being a 10-core processor, at least if the specs provided are correct. . Of course, we should treat this leak with the usual caution that should apply to any rumor.
[GB5 CPU] Unknown CPUCPU: AMD Ryzen 7 7800X (10C 20T)Min/Max/Avg: 5195/5336/5324 MHzCodename: RaphaelCPUID: A60F12 (AuthenticAMD)Scores, vs AMD 5800XSingle: 2097, +21.4%Multi: 16163, +50, 4%https://t.co/yN0iCtxQ5kOctober 26, 2022
The 7800X is seen with 10 cores and 20 threads with boost speeds of up to 5.4 GHz.
As for the theoretical Ryzen 3 7300X, its Geekbench entry shows it to be a quad-core CPU boosted up to 5GHz.
What about the Geekbench results themselves? The 7800X achieves 2,097 and 16,163 for single-core and multi-core, respectively. This falls slightly short of the existing 7700X on the former, but comfortably outperforms that chip – by around 15% – on the latter, as you might expect with a couple of extra cores for the 7800X.
The Ryzen 3 7300X hits 1,984 and 7,682 for single-core and multi-core, which unsurprisingly leaves it bringing the Ryzen 7000 family back. it’s only 7% faster. (Remember on both counts for the 7800X and 7300X that these are pre-release processors, so they’re probably not showing their full performance levels yet).
Analysis: Does a Ryzen 3 CPU for Zen 4 really make sense anytime soon?
A Ryzen 7800X with 10 cores would seem like an odd choice to make, perhaps, remembering that the 5800X was a straight 8-core CPU. As we can see from the benchmarks, this way with two extra cores would represent a solid step up from the 7700X and further differentiate these processors, at least in terms of multi-threaded performance.
The one most eyes will likely be on here is the 7300X, and the hopeful prospect that a Ryzen 3 CPU for the Zen 4 generation might be received. This is an option that some people looking to build budget PCs are clamoring for and haven’t gotten with the Ryzen 5000 line. (There was a Ryzen 5 5500 released earlier this year, but other than that, no Ryzen 3 silicon, and there are only chips based on Ryzen 4000 Zen 2 at the lower end of the market for AMD).
Will this Ryzen 3 7300X really happen? We’re not sure, and there are certainly arguments to remain skeptical here. Launching such a chip would require AMD to redirect at least some production resources to manufacture it, of course, and these low-end products have shrinking profit margins compared to what’s on the table right now. So does it really make sense to do this so early in the game for the Ryzen 7000 family?
The other possibility is to use what are basically rejects for beefier chips (with cores disabled for a quad-core CPU), but the yields are so good these days that troublesome silicon like this has become relatively thin on the ground.
Which means that if a Ryzen 3 7300X is coming, it probably won’t be for quite some time one way or another – long enough to build the necessary chips – and on top of that it would probably also be limited production. (Like the situation with those old budget favorites with the Ryzen 3000, the Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X, which were hard to come by; more so in the latter case).
On top of that, there’s also the consideration that jumping to Zen 4 is an expensive proposition even with the cost of the required AM5 motherboard (and DDR5 RAM), which again is another argument that any Ryzen 3 offering wouldn’t do much. felt as a closer model. term thing (like an affordable chip, but no similarly affordable mobo to complement it). In the long run, of course, we’ll see motherboard prices drop – and low-end models emerge – for those looking to build a shiny new AMD PC (plus DDR5 will also drop further in line with predictions). ) .
In short, we advise that any excitement surrounding the 7300X be tempered with a dose of probable reality here. But we’re not denying that it’s great to see a Ryzen 3 chip floating around at this stage of the game, and the CPU sighting itself promises some promise for the future in terms of budget PC builds. In the meantime, we can of course expect cheaper Ryzen 5000 chips as this generation filters towards output…