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CPU-Z Update Shows Support for Non-X Ryzen 9 7900 and 7950

CPUID has released a new version of CPU-Z. version 2.02, Supports AMD’s newly announced Ryzen 7000 series processors including 7600X, 7700X, 7900X and 7950X.But according to Twitter @momomo_us, patch 2.02 includes additional Ryzen 7000 CPU support which is not mentioned in the immediate patch notes (on the CPU-Z website). These chips include two additional Zen 4 chips, the Ryzen 9 7950 and 7900 (no X branding).

AMD has announced the launch of its brand new Ryzen 7000 CPU lineup featuring four SKUs including the mid-range Ryzen 5 7600X 6-core with 4.7 GHz boost clock and the Ryzen 7 7700X 8-core with 4.5 GHz boost clock. It’s all about it. -His 5.6 GHz boost on the end Ryzen 9 7900X 12-core, and 5.7 GHz boost frequency on the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X 16-core.

The Ryzen 5 and 7 parts feature a TDP of 105W while the Ryzen 9 parts both feature a TDP of 170W as a baseline but can also be configured up to 230W. New CPU-Z patch notes suggest AMD is already working on more power-efficient Ryzen 9 processors for later releases. Of course, CPU-Z’s patch notes don’t confirm if the chip will ever be released. It just means the chip is somewhere in AMD’s labs.

The addition of non-X Ryzen 9 chips shouldn’t come as a surprise. AMD had previously done something similar with their Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 3000 series chips and for OEMs he was making 65W 12-core chips. Of interest is the non-X 7950 addition. This is the first time AMD has brought his 16 cores to market without his X nomenclature.

Unfortunately, AMD’s Ryzen 3000 and Ryzen 5000 history will likely limit these chips to the OEM market. Still, nothing stops AMD from switching plans and making these chips for his DIY market, similar to what happened with the Radeon RX 6400 (but hopefully better) .

With the Ryzen 7000 series featuring higher TDPs compared to Ryzen 5000, the CPU market has room for power-efficient 12- and 16-core Zen 4 processors for both OEM partners and the DIY PC market. . Following AMD’s new TDP pattern, a theoretical Ryzen 9 7900 or Ryzen 9 7950 could have a max TDP of 105W instead of 170-230W, with reduced base and boost clocks to compensate. This power reduction allows the chip to operate in much more constrained environments with much smaller form factor chassis and more compact CPU coolers.

This is especially useful for AM5, as cooler compatibility between AM4 and AM5 remains the same. As a result, we end up with a lot of his AM5 compatible coolers hitting the market that can’t cool his 170W TDP rating for Ryzen 9 parts.

AMD hasn’t confirmed these parts yet, so it’s all theoretical for now.Worst case scenario, AMD won’t launch these chips, or just limit them to OEM partners. However, it’s possible AMD could offer non-X Ryzen 9 parts to PC builders as well. Only time will tell if this turns out to be true.

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