In another week, AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processor will be launched. Compared with the Ryzen 5000 series in 2020, the Ryzen 7000 not only upgrades the 5nm Zen4 architecture but also greatly increases its performance and lowers the price. The flagship Ryzen 9 7950X is a 16-core 32-thread, frequency 4.5 to 5.7GHz, 16+64MB cache, TDP 170W, priced at $699, which is $100 lower than the previous generation’s $799, or about 700 yuan.
The Ryzen 9 7900X is a 12-core 24-thread, frequency 4.7 to 5.6GHz, priced at $549, the price has not changed, AMD calls it the best CPU in the world.
In the Ryzen 7 series, AMD has canceled products such as the Ryzen 7 5800X this time. The positioning is very awkward, and it was not attractive before. This time, there is only the Ryzen 7 7700X, which has 8 cores and 16 threads. The cache is cut more than the flagship. Half, 105W TDP, priced at $399, a $50 price reduction from the previous generation.
The Ryzen 5 7600X is a 6-core 12-thread, priced at $299, the price has not changed.
Regarding the price reduction, AMD CEO Su Zifeng explained before that the price reduction is to hope that players will be excited about PC installation.
Considering that the cost of the 5nm process is higher than that of the 7nm process, what is the reason for AMD to release the price reduction strategy? In fact, it is not complicated, that is, the chill of the PC market has passed to everyone this year.
At the recent Goldman Sachs Technology Conference, AMD Senior Vice President Ruth Cotter mentioned that AMD’s PC market performance this year was worse than expected.
Obviously, AMD’s price reduction for the Ryzen 7000 processor this time is to stimulate the market, but some manufacturers will do the opposite this year. Not only has the new generation of CPUs not cut prices, but they are also planning to increase prices, even including motherboards. , and then we will see how the market reacts.