During his keynote at CES 2023, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su announced three new desktop processors based on the Zen 4 microarchitecture, the Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700 and Ryzen 5 7600. Each of these new processors includes a base TDP. 65 W with a lowered all-core base frequency compared to his SKU in the X series. The new 65W based Ryzen 7000 SKU is designed to be a more affordable and cost-effective option for the latest AM5 platform and comes bundled with one of AMD’s Wraith coolers, the Ryzen 5 7600 Prices start at $229.
With the constant demand for high-performance levels in the desktop space and even higher levels of performance-per-watt, AMD has unleashed three new derivatives of its existing Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs. Still, with a base TDP of just 65W, there’s more to the story than the bare TDP numbers. AMD also uses Package Power Tracking (PPT) as a higher metric than usual. This is effectively the power level given by the AM5 socket itself, which coupled with Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) allows you to trade heat and power for a higher level of performance.