AMD has reduced prices on the latest Ryzen 7000 desktop processors in Europe.According to VideoCardz, several European stores have discounted some chips with Zen 4 architecture to more than €180.Image source: AMDThe 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X, released less than two months ago, now sells for €699 instead of €849 euros.The 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X has dropped to €550 from its starting price of €699, and the eight-core Ryzen 7 7700X is now offered for €410 instead of €479.The youngest in the series, the six-core Ryzen 5 7600X is available for €300 instead of €359.AMD Ryzen 9 7950X price in Europe.Image source: Check24 Image source: GeizhalsIt is curious that the Ryzen 7000 chips have also gone down in price on the Russian market.However, since the processors in Russia are supplied by parallel imports, it is likely to be a difference in exchange rates, rather than the desire of AMD to make their new products more accessible to the Russian buyer. Source image: \"Citilink \"So, in \"Citilink\" the cost of the boxed version of the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X fell from 56,990 to 50,990 rubles.The eight-core Ryzen 77700X is offered for 38,990 instead of 45,590 rubles.And the junior six-core Ryzen 5 7600X model can be purchased for 29,390 instead of 32,590 rubles.Only the price of the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X has not changed.It can be purchased for 68,990 rubles.These processors in OEM version are also available at DNS.Only Ryzen 5 7600X model is available at OnlineTrade for now.Some models are also available in the store \"Regard\".Updated: The German store MindFactory managed to find Ryzen 7000 processors with even more affordable prices.For example, the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X can be ordered there for 639 euros.
AMD prepares for further revenue decline - PC market situation will improve only in 2023
AMD quarterly conference revealed that the company's revenue in the consumer segment on the background of declining demand for new PCs decreased by 40% compared to the same period last year.At the same time, the trends in which the market is developing at the moment are not so unambiguous as to characterize them by any single definition.It is only clear that now the market is falling, but recovery is not far off, believe AMD.Source image: AMDFirst, AMD CEO Lisa Su (Lisa Su) explained that revenue in the client area in the third quarter decreased, among other reasons, due to lower number of processors sold.Their average selling price also declined in a sequential comparison, as more expensive processors were depleted faster in terms of inventory.In year-on-year comparisons, the average selling price went up, and this can be explained by the continuing tendency to shift the focus towards more expensive models.The head of AMD even added that the company's position is strong in the premium, gaming and corporate customer market segments, and it expects to strengthen its position in these areas going forward.In the long term, the price structure of AMD products supply in the client segment should not change, as the head of the company is convinced.As noted earlier today, AMD management expects to reduce the number of computers sold in the whole market by 20% this year, and next year's decline will be limited to 10%.The company will continue to actively get rid of inventory in the fourth quarter, and this process is somewhat accelerated in a sequential comparison, and in general by the end of the year AMD will be in better shape, but it should be understood that the revenue in the current quarter slightly reduced in the client segment, as well as in the gaming.In the latter case, such dynamics can be explained by the fact that the peak demand for components for gaming consoles occurred in the third quarter, and in the fourth quarter it traditionally declines.New gaming video cards with RDNA 3 architecture, which will be presented this week, though will be able to revive the market in the fourth quarter, losses from the decline in demand for game consoles components will not be able to cover.But next year AMD expects to maintain revenue in the gaming segment at the level of the current year, which, given the high base effect formed by the last stages of the cryptocurrency boom is quite optimistic.In general, speaking of the PC market, AMD management expects to overcome major problems in the current quarter and early next year, and the rest of 2023 should already contribute to the PC market recovery, according to Lisa Su.In the customer segment, she promises to introduce some new products (most likely the new Ryzen 7000), which, combined with the recently announced Ryzen 7000 processors, will help revive interest in the brand's products.Moreover, at retail, even in the third quarter, sales volumes of Ryzen 5000 processors grew, according to Lisa Su, but only when it comes to desktop models.With the expansion of the range of motherboards with socket AM5 more affordable models in the current quarter will increase the popularity of the new family of Ryzen 7000 processors, as the company's management expects.AMD is not ready for the aggressive pricing policy for the sake of reducing the inventory, because it is important for it to maintain the profitability indicators.Last year, for example, the company did not fight for the segment of Chromebooks, because it was based on too cheap processors, the release of which was unprofitable for the company.
AMD investigates reports of abnormal Ryzen 7000 performance in some games on Windows 11 PCs
AMD has released a statement about abnormal performance variations in the Ryzen 7000 processors in some games when running Windows 11 compared to running Windows 10.The company itself noted that it has not yet registered any performance variations in some games depending on the operating system, although complaints do come in.Image source: Resul Kaya/unsplash.com \"We are currently investigating, but based on testing so far have not found a significant difference in gaming performance depending on the OS versions in different work scenarios and with different games,\" AMD reported.According to experts HotHardware portal, they have not observed any anomalies in reviews of Ryzen 9 7950X and 7900X, instead, experts noted the benefits of the new architecture Zen 4 compared to Zen 3.By the way, an interesting feature of these processors is that the second chiplet off (CCD - Core Chiplet Die) can even improve performance in some games.This difference is clearly demonstrated by the example of Metro Exodus, running on a PC with Ryzen 9 7950X running Windows 11 22H2.Image source: CapFrameXAccording to AMD, such things happen quite regularly and may indicate, for example, the need for software optimization.For a fresh platform, which is the Socket AM5, and the new architecture (Zen 4) it is normal to have some problems at first - the main thing is to have them solved later.\"Many factors affect gaming performance, including game engine, processor architecture, graphics gas pedal and memory choices.As new architectures come to market, there are often performance anomalies that must be addressed by the component vendor or game publisher.This is not a new or unexpected phenomenon,\" the company said.Additionally, AMD said that as anomalies are identified, the company will share information about them with ecosystem partners and game developers so that they can properly optimize their products.
Ryzen 5 7725HS mobile processor on Zen 2 architecture has marked in Geekbench
The eight-core and 16-thread Ryzen 5 7725HS mobile processor on Zen 2 architecture has marked in Geekbench synthetic test database.The software has determined that the chip belongs to a series of Renoir, writes VideoCardz.The name of the processor also indicates that it is based on the architecture of Zen 2.This is interesting, because AMD has not talked about the appearance of a similar model in the mobile Ryzen 7000 series.Image source: VideoCardz According to Geekbench data, the Ryzen 5 7725HS processor has a base frequency of 2.9 GHz and can automatically overclock to 4.3 GHz.The suffix HS in the name of the chip indicates that it is designed for light gaming laptops.The processor was tested with the Eluktronics RP-15 laptop without a discrete graphics subsystem.In the single-threaded performance test Ryzen 5 7725HS scored 1106 points, in multi-threaded - 6929 points. Image source: GeekBenchThe results of Ryzen 7 7725HSAs VideoCardz writes, it would be fair to compare this chip with the Ryzen 7 4800HS Renoir series, which also uses the Zen 2 architecture and eight processing cores.In addition, the latter also has a TDP at 35W, like the novelty.The obvious difference between the chips is the maximum clock speed, which is 4.2 GHz in the Ryzen 7 4800HS, which is 100 MHz lower.Taking all this into account, the Ryzen 5 7725HS is 6 and 6.5% faster in single-threaded and multi-threaded performance, respectively, than the Ryzen 7 4800HS.
AMD will release 10-core Ryzen 7 7800X and 4-core Ryzen 3 7300X - new products have made a mark in Geekbench test
The Ryzen 7000 processor family should be updated with several new models in the foreseeable future.Yesterday it was reported that data about Ryzen 7 7700 model appeared in Geekbench synthetic test database.Now in the same database marked the Ryzen 7 7800X and Ryzen 3 7300X models, which are also not included in the first wave of AMD desktop processors on the architecture Zen 4.Image source: AMDThe Ryzen 7 7800X model has two more cores compared to its predecessor Ryzen 7 5800X.Thus, the novelty could become the first AMD Ryzen desktop processor with 10 cores and 20 threads.According to Geekbench, the chip can automatically overclock to 5.4 GHz and has 64 MB of L3 cache memory on board, which is twice as much as the Ryzen 7 7700X.But that's not surprising, since the 10 cores are recruited using two chipsets, while the Ryzen 7 7700X has only one octa-core chip. Image source: GeekbankshThe processor was tested on a Gigabyte Aorus B650 motherboard.The Ryzen 7 7800X scored 2,097 points in the single-threaded performance test and 16,163 points in the multi-threaded test.In terms of multi-threaded performance, the novelty in its current state is about 15% ahead of the Ryzen 7 7700X.Ryzen 7 7800X results.Image source: GeekbenchThe Geekbench database also revealed information about the quad-core and eight-threaded Ryzen 3 7300X model.According to the benchmark, this processor is able to automatically overclock up to 5.0 GHz and has 32 MB of L3 cache memory. Image source: GeekbankshThe quad-core and octa-core Ryzen 3 7300X in the single-core test scored 1984 points, and in the multi-threaded performance test - 7682 points.This chip is capable of delivering a clock speed of 5GHz in auto overclocking.Ryzen 3 7300X results.Source image: GeekbenchWe should keep in mind that the Geekbench tests most likely involved engineering samples of processors, which may differ in frequency characteristics and power consumption from the final consumer versions.
The eight-core Ryzen 7 7700 processor made its mark in Geekbench at 5.35GHz
The yet-to-be-announced AMD Ryzen 7 7700 processor has made its first mark in the Geekbench synthetic test database.The chip has eight physical cores with support for 16 virtual threads, and its clock speed reaches 5350 MHz, probably in automatic overclocking.Image source: AMD Recall that AMD introduced only four desktop models within the new Ryzen 7000 series: the 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X, the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X, the eight-core Ryzen 7 7700X and the six-core Ryzen 5 7600X.Surely in the future the company is going to dilute the range of the series with younger models, as well as solutions without the suffix \"X\" in the name. AMD Ryzen 7 7700 specifications.Source image: GeekbankshThe above Ryzen 7 7700 was tested on ASRock X670E Taichi motherboard, with DDR5-4800 RAM.Recall that Ryzen 7000 processors are supported without overclocking and faster DDR5-5200 memory.According to test data, the chip base frequency is 3.8 GHz, which is 700 MHz lower than the Ryzen 77700X model.Power consumption of the new item is 65W, which is lower than that of the Ryzen 7 7700X, which has 105W. AMD Ryzen 7 7700 performance in Geekbench 5 test.Image source: GeekbenchIn the single-core performance test, the Ryzen 7 7700 scored 2,062 points, lower than the Ryzen 7 7600X, which scored 2,125 points in the same test.In the multi-core performance test, the new processor scored 12,685 points, which is 13% higher than the Ryzen 7 7600X (11,215 points).Image source: VideoCardz Unfortunately, the official Geekbench performance ranking does not yet have the results of Intel Core 13th generation processors, and AMD Ryzen 7 5700 model, so we can not compare them directly.
Enthusiast showed how to reduce Ryzen 7000 temperature by 10 degrees without resorting to scalping
AMD Ryzen 7000 processors are equipped with a very thick (3.6 mm) heat spreading cover.This is done to make the new chips compatible with older cooling systems designed for Socket AM4.At the same time, the thicker cover makes the processors hotter because it transfers the heat from the chip to the cooling system worse.Enthusiasts are looking for different ways to solve this problem and now a relatively safe one has been proposed.Image source: YouTube / JayzTwoCentsOne of the extreme methods to combat the high operating temperature of Ryzen 7000 processors is scalping.As experiments have shown, the method can reduce the temperature of the same Ryzen 9 7900X from 90 to 70 degrees Celsius, that is as much as 20 degrees.However, this process is very risky because the CPU is easy to damage both when removing the cover, and when using it later in a \"naked\" form - it is not difficult to chip the crystal.In addition, any such manipulations with processors will deprive the user of the warranty.The popular technology blogger JayzTwoCents suggested another solution.Scalping is not used here, but using this method will also automatically void the warranty of the chip owner.The technoblogger reduced the thickness of his Ryzen 9 7950X processor cover by 0.8 mm with a grinding machine.As a result, the operating temperature of the chip decreased from 94-95 degrees Celsius to about 85-88 degrees Celsius with all its cores running at 5.10 GHz.Overclocking all cores to 5.40GHz resulted in a temperature increase to 90.65 degrees Celsius.All temperature readings were obtained with the use of the VSF.To \"modify\" the cover of the Ryzen 9 7950X processor the technoblogger used a special frame, in which the processor is placed before the procedure.This way the chance of damaging the CPU was reduced.The frame was developed by the famous enthusiast Roman \"Der8auer\" Hartung.It has a certain height at which the chip cover has to be ground down.In addition to the processor, the enthusiast had to modify the screws of the cooling system so that they allowed to fix it at the right height.This process requires a lot of patience, a steady hand, a grinder and an understanding of what you're doing.But as a result, you can expect a 7-10 degree Celsius drop in processor operating temperature.Again, both of these methods will void the owner's warranty on the processor.In addition, they are designed only for enthusiasts.For ordinary PC users, the best choice to combat high CPU temperature would be to choose a larger computer case with additional fans and a more efficient CPU cooling system.
First AMD B650-based motherboards showed up in US store - the cheapest one costs $200
Only the flagship chipset X670 and X670E motherboards are offered for AMD Ryzen 7000 processors, which are not so cheap yet.In the near future, more affordable AMD B650 and B650E motherboards will be available for sale.But even among them, it may be difficult to find a budget model.American retailer B&H Photo Video has published prices of several B650-based motherboards, starting from $200.MSI MPG B650 Carbon WIFI has the highest price among the reviewed models at $329.99.At the same price you can find solutions based on the older AMD X670, albeit with basic equipment. On the other hand, MSI PRO B650M-A WIFI is the cheapest amongst the devices announced by the retailer with a $199.99 price tag.Of course this is not the full range of new motherboards even from MSI itself - obviously there will be a version of the MSI PRO B650M-A without Wi-Fi module and it will be cheaper.But don't count on a significant difference.On average, the price is about $250.Models are available in Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and ATX form factors of the MSI PRO, MAG and MPG series.MSI MEG flagship series will feature only AMD X670 and X670E boards.At the end we should mention that AMD itself at the time of Ryzen 7000 processors and Socket AM5 platform announcement in August announced that the motherboards price for new chips will start from $125.We would like to add that AMD B650 and B650E motherboards are expected to be announced on October 4.
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