AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Processor Review

AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Series Processors Are Finally Here! The launch of these processors was long awaited as the previous generation processors (Ryzen 5000 series) were launched 2 years ago. While we got the Ryzen 7 5800X3D earlier this year, it seems like it’s been a while since we’ve seen a new set of Ryzen processors. With Ryzen 7000, these processors are AMD’s first processors based on their Zen 4 architecture and the new 5nm FinFET manufacturing process. Not only do we get new processors, but the platform has also been updated. Particularly with DDR5 memory support and PCI-Express 5.0. Today we take a look at the Ryzen 9 7900X, a 12-core, 24-thread processor with a base clock of 4.7GHz and a boost clock of 5.6GHz. This processor sits right below the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X and seems to be a perfect chip for gamers and creators. Come by to see what this processor can do!

Specifications:

cores: 12
Wires: 24
Basic clock: 4.7GHz
Boost Clock: 5.6GHz
L3 cache: 64MB
L2 cache: 12MB
TDP: 170W
Price: $549

packaging

With these new processors, AMD has changed the packaging. The box is now a darker gray with the processor itself in the middle. There is a large AMD logo placed on the front of the box with the series (9 in our case) at the bottom right.

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When you open the box you will only find the processor itself, a Ryzen sticker and a small user manual.

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AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Processor

Looking at the processor, it’s something we’ve never done before with its rather interesting IHS design. The reason behind this is that AMD wanted to keep some of the electrical SMD components out of the IHS so they weren’t affected by the overall CPU temperatures. So we have this kind of cut out IHS design.

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With Ryzen 7000, AMD has made a big change with their AM5 socket design. It is now an LGA socket, compared to AM4’s PGA socket. So there are no real pins on the bottom of our chip. I actually prefer this one as I have accidentally bent pins on Ryzen processors in the past. The pins are on the socket itself and there is a new retention bracket, which is very similar to Intel LGA sockets.

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