AMD could launch a couple of new Zen 4 processors, one of which will theoretically be a Ryzen 7 7800X and the other a Ryzen 3 7300X.
These Zen 4 chips were spotted by benchleaks on Geekbench (as reported by VideoCardz, although they removed the story shortly after posting it), and apparently the 7800X will make the jump to a 10-core processor, at least if the specs provided are correct . Of course, we must treat this leak with the usual caution that should be applied to any rumour.
[GB5 CPU] Unknown CPUCPU: AMD Ryzen 7 7800X (10C 20T)Min/Max/Avg: 5195/5336/5324MHzCodename: RaphaelCPUID: A60F12 (AuthenticAMD)Results, vs AMD 5800XSingle: 2097, +21.4 %Multi: 16163, +50 .4%https://t.co/yN0iCtxQ5kOctober 26, 2022
The 7800X is shown as having 10 cores and 20 threads with boost speeds up to 5.4GHz.
As for the theoretical Ryzen 3 7300X, its Geekbench entry shows that it is a quad-core CPU with a boost of up to 5GHz.
What about the Geekbench results themselves? The 7800X scores 2,097 and 16,163 for single-core and multi-core, respectively. That falls a bit short of the existing 7700X on the former, but outperforms that chip by around 15% on the latter, as you might expect with a pair of extra cores for the 7800X.
The Ryzen 3 7300X scores 1,984 and 7,682 for single-core and multi-core, unsurprisingly putting it at the bottom of the Ryzen 7000 family. However, it’s not too far off the single-core Ryzen 5 7600X, and in fact the latter is just 7% faster. (Note that both the 7800X and 7300X are pre-release processors and are unlikely to be at their full potential yet).
Analysis: Does a Ryzen 3 CPU really make sense for Zen 4 this early?
A 10-core Ryzen 7800X might seem like an odd choice considering the 5800X was an 8-core only CPU. As we can see from the benchmarks, in this form with two additional cores it would represent a solid step up over the 7700X and differentiate these processors more, at least in terms of multi-threaded performance.
What’s likely to have more eyes here is the 7300X and the hopeful prospect of a Ryzen 3 CPU arriving for the Zen 4 generation. This is an option that some people looking to build budget PCs have been clamoring for and didn’t get with the Ryzen 5000 series. (A Ryzen 5 5500 was released earlier this year, but otherwise no Ryzen 3 silicon, and there are only Ryzen 4000 Zen 2-based chips at the lower end of the market for AMD).
Will this Ryzen 3 7300X really happen? We’re not sure, and certainly there are reasons to remain skeptical here. Releasing such a chip would obviously require AMD to divert at least some manufacturing resources to make it, and these low-end products have vanishingly small 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 option is to use what’s basically scrap for beefier chips (with cores disabled all the way up to a quad-core CPU), but yields are so good these days that problematic silicon like this has gone relatively thin is.
That said, when a Ryzen 3 7300X comes along, it most likely won’t last for quite some time either way – enough time to build up the required chips – plus it’ll likely be a limited production run too. (Like the situation with the old budget favorites Ryzen 3000, Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X that were hard to come by; even more so in the latter case).
Additionally, there’s also the consideration that the jump to Zen 4 is a costly proposition, still with the cost of the required AM5 motherboard (and DDR5 RAM), which again is another argument in favor of a Ryzen 3 offering than closer wouldn’t make much sense. Term-Ding (as an affordable chip, but without a similarly affordable mobo to complement it). In the longer term, of course, we’ll see motherboard prices drop – and entry-level models emerge – for those looking to build a shiny new AMD PC (and DDR5 is forecast to continue to drop, too). .
In short, we’d advise toning down any excitement about the 7300X 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 just glimpsing the CPU bodes well for the future in terms of budget PC builds. In the meantime, of course, we can look forward to cheaper Ryzen 5000 chips as this generation filters towards the output…
https://www.techradar.com/news/ryzen-3-7300x-leak-gives-us-hope-that-amd-is-planning-a-zen-4-budget-cpu Ryzen 3 7300X leak gives us hope that AMD is planning a Zen 4 budget CPU