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AMD Ryzen 8000F APUs Now Available in US Retail: Ryzen 7 8700F at $299 & Ryzen 5 8400F at $189

In the US, the AMD Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F, new iGPU-less APUs, are now on sale at slightly lower prices than the G-series. Initially, the actual price appeared in retail outlets, although Amazon US now attaches the official MSRP and, given that, is indeed marginally lower than the 8000G counterpart.

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The AMD Ryzen 7 8700F APU costs $299.99 US, and the AMD Ryzen 5 8400F APU costs $189.99 US on Amazon US. Still, that tiny discount doesn’t make much sense without an iGPU. For the Ryzen 7 8700F, the NPU remains on board, but the GPU is more crucial than the NPU for regular PC owners. The Ryzen 5 8400F, at $189 US, seems relatively expensive.

In comparison, the Ryzen 5 8600G comes at $229 US, and the Ryzen 5 8500G at $179 US for what is presented as a higher price an iGPU and NPU sacrifice. The only advantage over the 8500G is a slightly higher clock enabled. This could make the chips less appealing in the DIY market, not over 8500G or no reason to 8600 G. But OEMs are a different story, where a few dollars make a big difference.

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image 26 jpg AMD Ryzen 8000F APUs Now Available in US Retail: Ryzen 7 8700F at $299 & Ryzen 5 8400F at $189

What concerns performance, the Ryzen 7 8700F features 8 cores and 16 threads, and the Zen 4 core architecture, APU with a 4 cores base clock, and 4.1 GHz core boost of 5.05 GHz. The Ryzen 5 8400F features 6 cores and 12 threads, with a base clock of 4.2 GHz and a boost clock of 4.75 GHz. Both chips have 16 MB of L3 cache and lack an RDNA 3 GPU, with a TDP of 65W.

Interestingly, despite the lack of an iGPU, the NPU specifications are carried over from the Non-F SKUs.” The Ryzen 7 8700F keeps the 16 TOPS “XDNA” NPU, while the Ryzen 5 8400F “does not have NPU capabilities.” Both APUs are AM5 compatible and can be overclocked. They include a Wraith Stealth cooler for their 65W power requirements. The prices make for a solid upgrade option for current AM4 owners looking for mainstream APUs.

image 27 jpg AMD Ryzen 8000F APUs Now Available in US Retail: Ryzen 7 8700F at $299 & Ryzen 5 8400F at $189

When combined with an affordable AM5 motherboard and DDR5 memory kit, users can expect sub-$500 US systems. However, as there are no integrated graphics onboard, users will still need to purchase a separate discrete graphics card. Entry-level Radeon RX 7000 GPUs start at around $229 US (RX 7600). Both APUs will be available on May 14th.

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FAQs

  1. What is the main difference between the Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F compared to their “G” variants?

    The main distinction is the absence of integrated graphics (“iGPU-less”) in the “F” variants, resulting in slightly lower prices compared to their “G” counterparts.

  2. Are the Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F compatible with AM5 motherboards?

    Yes, both APUs are compatible with AM5 motherboards and offer overclocking capabilities, providing users with upgrade options for their systems.

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