CES 2023: AMD Announces 65W Ryzen 7000, Ryzen 7000X3D for Desktops and Ryzen 7000 for Laptops
Updated: Jan 6
You can always expect the world’s top chipmakers to bring out the big guns at CES. And this year is no exception, with AMD unveiling a whole host of new chips that’ll power the next-generation of desktops and laptops.
Here are the top announcements from the conference.
Ryzen 7000X3D Desktop CPUs
For desktops, AMD announced the Ryzen 7000X3D series, which uses the brand's 3D V-cache technology. 3D V-cache is a packaging solution that stacks layers of cache on top of the CPU to get more performance out of it, especially in gaming. The series consists of three models: the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, the Ryzen 7 7900X3D and the Ryzen 9 7950X3D.
The Ryzen 7 7800X3D has 8 cores, 16 threads, and 104 MB of cache with a maximum clock speed of 5.0 GHz. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 7900X3D has 12 cores, 24 threads, and 140 MB of cache with a maximum clock speed of 5.6 GHz. The Ryzen 9 7950X3D has 16 cores, 32 threads, and 144 MB of cache with a maximum clock speed of 5.7 GHz. All three models have a TDP of 120W.
The Ryzen 7000X3D series is slated to release in February 2023.
Ryzen 7000 Series Desktop CPUs (65W)
AMD also revealed there’ll be new, lower power models for the Ryzen 7000 series of desktop processors, consisting of the Ryzen 5 7600, the Ryzen 7 7700 and the Ryzen 9 7900. These three non-X models all feature the Zen 4 core architecture with a TDP of 65W – lower than the power consumption of the previous series which reaches 170W.
The most expensive of the trio, the Ryzen 9 7900, packs 12 cores, 24 threads and 76MB of cache with a maximum clock speed of up to 5.4 GHz. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 7 7700 packs 8 cores, 16 threads and 40MB of cache with a maximum clock speed of up to 5.3 GHz, while the Ryzen 5 7600 packs 6 cores, 12 threads and 38 MB of cache with a maximum clock speed of up to 5.1 GHz.
The Ryzen 7000 65W CPUs launch on 10 January, with the Ryzen 9 7900 retailing for US$429, the Ryzen 7 7700 for US$329 and the Ryzen 5 7600 for US$229.
Ryzen 7000 for Laptops
Apart from desktop CPUs, AMD announced it's bringing the Ryzen 7000 series to laptops this year. There's a wide range of models to choose from, with options from the Ryzen 7045 series, the Ryzen 7040 HS-series, the Ryzen 7035 series, Ryzen 7030 series and the Ryzen Pro 7030 series.
If performance power is what you're after, it's best to start with the Ryzen 7045 series, which are built on the Zen 4 architecture and manufactured in the 5nm process. Chief of which is the Ryzen 9 7945HX that packs 16 cores, 32 threads and 80 MB of cache with a maximum clock speed of 5.4GHz. The first Ryzen 7045 series laptops start shipping in February.
The Ryzen 7040 series is, according to AMD, designed to optimise efficiency and multi-tasking capabilities. The series is also built on the Zen 4 architecture and manufactured on the 4nm process. The first Ryzen 7040 series of laptops start shipping in March.
The Ryzen 7035 series and Ryzen 7030 series bring a bit of everything to the table from performance to battery life to gaming graphics.
Radeon RX 7600M and RX 7000S for Laptops
Moving on to graphics, AMD is bringing RDNA 3 architecture to laptops with the Radeon RX 7600M and RX 7000S series of mobile GPUs.
The Radeon RX 7600M series consists of two models: the Radeon RX 7600M and the Radeon RX 7600M XT. The former has 28 FP32 teraflops, while the latter has 32. Both models come with 8GB of GDDR6 memory and a 128-bit memory bus, giving them enough hardware power to deliver high FPS 1080p gaming. AMD says the two can even beat desktop GPUs of the same class.
The RX 7000s series similarly consists of two models: the Radeon RX 7600S and the Radeon RX 7700S. The former has 28 FP32 teraflops, while the latter has 32. Both also come with 8GB of GDDR6 memory and a 128-bit memory bus. AMD claims the two can deliver high FPS 1080p gaming in thin and light laptop form factors.
Laptops housing the new Radeon GPUs start shipping February 2023.
AMD unveiled a whole host of new CPUs and GPUs at its CES conference, including the non-X Ryzen 7000 and the Ryzen 7000X3D series.
The new Ryzen 7000 series for desktop are lower power models that feature the Zen 4 core architecture with a TDP of 65W.
The Ryzen 7000X3D series, meanwhile, are gaming-focused CPUs that take advantage of AMD's 3D V-cache technology to deliver improved performance.