over the weekend, AMD has officially listed the Ryzen 5 7500F processor on their website. Initial reports suggested a China-only release, which is the case at this point, but at least according to AMD, the Ryzen 5 7500F is on its way to a global launch. The Ryzen 5 7500F has a reported MSRP of around $179, making it the cheapest Zen 4 based desktop processor out there right now. It has 6 Zen 4 cores and the specs are similar to his Ryzen 5 7600, but there are some differences. Most importantly, it doesn’t feature AMD’s RDNA 2 integrated graphics like you’ll find in his other Ryzen 7000 SKUs.
When AMD first launched its Ryzen 7000 desktop processors based on its latest Zen 4 microarchitecture last September, it received a lot of praise for its performance and power efficiency. AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors only support DDR5, and at the time, AMD’s new (then) AM5 platform was anything but cheap, so one area that didn’t shine so bright was worth it. Dating back to the present, AMD is looking to fix this issue with his first Zen 4 based sub-$200 chip, the Ryzen 5 7500F.
|AMD Ryzen 5 Series Lineup (Under $300)
|Ryzen 5 7600X
|Ryzen 5 7600
|Ryzen 5 7500F
Although only available in the Chinese market at the time of this writing, the AMD Ryzen 5 7500F benefits from six Zen 4 cores (and 12 threads), a base frequency of 3.7 GHz and turbo up to 5.0 GHz. Like other Ryzen 5 models like the 7600X and 7600, the 7500F also comes with 32MB of L3 cache. It also ties in with the more efficient Ryzen 5 7600 and as such has a base TDP of 65W with Package Power Tracking (PPT) of up to 88W.
The biggest difference between the Ryzen 5 7500F and other Ryzen 7000 series processors seems to be the first Zen 4 based CPUs to omit integrated graphics. Other Ryzen 7000-series chips use RDNA 2-based integrated graphics, which aren’t strong enough for gaming at decent frame rates, but are more than powerful enough for typical desktop work, so they offer other benefits as well. The Ryzen 5 7500F retains all the other benefits of the Zen 4 and AM5 platforms such as 28 x PCIe 5.0 lanes and support for serious high performance PCIe 5.0 x4 M.2 SSDs.
Currently, all reviews related to the Ryzen 5 7500F come from Chinese and Korean media. As we said before, this is because China is technically the only place users can buy this chip right now. Still, the situation points to a global launch in the future, or in other regions such as North America and Europe, on the horizon.