CPU-Z Replace Exhibits Assist for Non-X Ryzen 9 7900 and 7950

CPUID simply launched a brand new model of CPU-Z, version 2.02, with assist for AMD’s newly introduced Ryzen 7000-series processors, together with the 7600X, 7700X, 7900X and 7950X. However in response to a Tweet by @momomo_us, patch 2.02 has further Ryzen 7000 CPU assist you will not discover within the speedy patch notes (on the CPU-Z web site). These chips embrace two further Zen 4 chips, the Ryzen 9 7950 and 7900 — with out the X branding.

AMD simply introduced the launch of its model new Ryzen 7000 CPU lineup, that includes 4 SKUs together with the mid-range Ryzen 5 7600X 6-core with a 4.7GHz increase clocks, Ryzen 7 7700X 8-core with a 4.5GHz increase clock, the top-end Ryzen 9 7900X 12-core with a 5.6GHz increase, and the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X 16-core with a 5.7GHz increase frequency.

The Ryzen 5 and seven components characteristic a TDP of 105W, whereas each Ryzen 9 components characteristic a TDP of 170W as a baseline, however will be configured as much as 230W as properly. The brand new CPU-Z patch notes recommend that AMD is already engaged on extra energy environment friendly Ryzen 9 processors for a later launch. In fact, CPU-Z’s patch notes don’t affirm if the chips will launch, it simply means the chips exist someplace in AMD’s labs.

The addition of non-X Ryzen 9 chips is not stunning, as AMD has beforehand carried out one thing comparable with the Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 3000 sequence chips by producing 65W 12-core chips for OEMs solely. What’s fascinating is the addition of a non-X 7950, which might be the primary time AMD has introduced a 16-core to market with out the X nomenclature.

Sadly, these chips will most likely be restricted to the OEM market, if AMD’s historical past with Ryzen 3000 and Ryzen 5000 is something to go by. Nonetheless, there’s nothing stopping AMD from switching plans and creating these chips for the DIY market, just like what occurred with the Radeon RX 6400 (however higher, we hope).

With the Ryzen 7000-series that includes increased TDPs in comparison with Ryzen 5000, there’s extra room within the CPU marketplace for energy environment friendly 12-core and 16-core Zen 4 processors, for each OEM companions and the DIY PC market. Following AMD’s new TDP sample, a theoretical Ryzen 9 7900 or Ryzen 9 7950 may have a most TDP of 105W as a substitute of 170-230W, and have diminished base and increase clocks to compensate. This energy discount would permit the chips to function in considerably extra constrained environments with very small type issue chassis and extra compact CPU coolers.

This may particularly be useful on AM5, since cooler compatibility between AM4 and AM5 stays the identical. Consequently, there will likely be lots of AM5 suitable coolers available on the market already that may’t cool the 170W TDP ranking on the Ryzen 9 components.

It is all theoretical at this level, as AMD hasn’t confirmed these components but. In a worst-case situation, AMD will not launch these chips or will merely restrict them to OEM companions. Nevertheless, there’s an opportunity AMD may make non-X Ryzen 9 components out there for PC builders as properly. Solely time will inform if this seems to be true.