AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors have been spotted online, with product listings appearing at a Canadian retailer.
A team member of regular hardware leakers on Twitter, @momomo_us, flagged the CPUs listed at reseller PC Canada.
The initial Zen 4 processors to be seen at the retailer appear to match the rumor mill, which predicted that the Ryzen 9 7950X and 7900X, plus the 7700X and 7600X would go on sale first. And these are the models that are now available for pre-order on PC Canada, but still, we need to consider this with caution (the retailer may just be making things up based on current speculation, to get a little publicity, for everyone we know).
If you remember with their current generation processors, AMD released the same models first, but with one important difference – we have the 5800X, not the 5700X (which came much later). Launching with the 7700X right off the bat would be a good thing for consumers looking for a more affordable 8-core processor.
Seeing these Ryzen 7000 chips appear now is theoretically a good sign that the September 15th date for next-gen processors to hit shelves is looking like the target. We typically expect this type of instance of retailers rushing in to occur in the month leading up to launch. (Note that we should see a reveal event before that, in fact, the vine claims Zen 4 will be revealed on August 29, just a few weeks away.)
Analysis: And these prices?
There’s something else to discuss here besides the Ryzen 7000 models that are supposedly about to be released on us, and that is, of course, their pricing. As always with this type of leak, the price could be wrong, and it’s very likely placeholder price tags – just guesswork, in other words. After all, AMD may not have settled on final pricing at this stage.
Also, these are CPUs being sold without a cooler (not boxed and intended for PC builders), and on top of that, even then, prices have changed since the leak was originally detected by Wccftech (opens in new tab). All this to say that we simply ignored the prices provided here for the most part.
If we look at the prices (at the time of writing) compared to Ryzen 5000 models and compare the more expensive 7950X to the more affordable 7600X, the price ratio between the flagship and mid-range is pretty much what you’d like to expect from the more affordable 7600X. current generation products. In other words, the same kind of pricing appears to be maintained across the Ryzen 7000’s range as the Ryzen 5000’s, so it won’t change much in theory.
This seems to go against the recent rumor that the 7950X and 7900X will be more expensive than the Ryzen 5000, but in all honesty, we really wouldn’t read much about it. Remember, speculation about high-end CPUs for the Zen 4 being more expensive is also just a rumor, so it should also be taken with a great deal of skepticism.