The Red team has just announced its efficient AMD Ryzen 7000 non-X series with 65W TDP at CES 2023 to cater to the needs of gamers who aren’t looking to shell out on the very-powerful Ryzen 7000X series processors. So, with lower pricing and TDP is there a lot at stake? Well, the recent video from Linus doesn’t seem so.
As we already know AMD has been making pretty impressive and efficient chips off late, continuing its momentum with Zen 4, however, giving the best performance/Watt is what matters at the end of the day. While I was attending launch events for both Intel and AMD, both demonstrated that their X or K series chips can be underpowered and will give much better results at lower TDPs as well.
AMD Ryzen 7000 non-X CPUs – How do they perform?
Now, most people won’t do so especially when they are paying extra for that level of performance, however, there are people who look forward to efficient chips for their PCs at work or home. For them, with modest cooling, these new AMD Ryzen 9 7900 or Ryzen 7 7700 or even the AMD Ryzen 5 7600 come very close to their expensive X brothers which in itself is a big achievement.
In Linus’s benchmarks, we see all of these non-X Ryzen 7000 chips performing almost near to the AMD Ryzen 7000X chips drawing far less power. From F1 22 to Cyberpunk 2077, we see the Ryzen 5 7600 almost delivering at the level of the Ryzen 5 7600X or even beating Core i5-13600K in many benchmarks.
Whereas the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900 is again very impressive beating out the likes of Core i9-13900K in games like CS: GO which is highly CPU intensive. The Ryzen 7 7700 will not be a good choice unless it’s very economical but that also gives very near performance to that of the 7700X.
If you talk about gaming overall, the new Ryzen 5 7600 gives even better results than the Core i5-13600K and is inches apart from its brother 7600X. On the other hand, the Ryzen 7 7700 is fast but not as good as its sibling whereas the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900 is also quite good, just 4% short of the Ryzen 9 7900X.
In productivity too, the scenario doesn’t change much and these new AMD Ryzen 7000 non-X CPUs continue to dominate for their incredible performance per watt.