The brand new flagship Ryzen 9 7950X processor will launch at $699 USD, and whereas that is significantly larger than the Ryzen 9 5950X has been promoting for of late ($546 as I write this), it’s $100 beneath the $799 launch value of that earlier flagship. It stays a 16-core, 32-thread half, and the remainder of the lineup provides acquainted core/thread counts as effectively.
Each clock speeds and energy consumption are up, as we knew they’d be, with the best turbo clock belonging to the R9 7950X at 5.7 GHz, and the 4 introduced SKUs starting from 105W to 170W TDPs. One assumes that 65W non-X elements with decrease clocks will comply with in some unspecified time in the future.
As to efficiency, we await impartial testing however AMD appears assured of their IPC will increase, that are reportedly up round 13% in comparison with Zen 3, with a complete per-core uplift (together with the upper clocks and transfer to quicker DDR5 reminiscence) bringing this as much as a “29% complete single thread efficiency acquire”.