Where to buy AMD Ryzen 7 7700 – expected retailers

The information you need to help you pick up the Ryzen 7 7700 (non-X)

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Deciding to buy the Ryzen 7 7700, means you want performance but you also want affordability. The 7700 non-X SKU isn’t too different from the X-series model, although there are clearly some differences that allow you to pay less for it.

While still an eight-core, sixteen-thread part, with 40MB cache to utilize, both the base and boost clock speeds have been cut for the 7700. The base is 3.8GHz (compared to 4.5GHz in the 7700X), while the boost clock loses 0.1GHz, dropping from 5.4GHz to 5.3GHz.

Importantly, the TDP, as with all of the non-X CPUs has been cut from 105W to 65W. So if you do want to buy the Ryzen 7 7700, you’ll likely be getting slightly less performance, but substantially better efficiency. Not to mention the MSRP of the 7700, of $329 – $70 less than that of the 7700X.

When can I buy the Ryzen 7700?

The expected release date of the Ryzen 7 7700 is January 10th, alongside the other ‘non-X’ CPUs in the 7000 series. The CPUs were confirmed by AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, at CES 2023, with an expected release today, meaning we expect the Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700, and Ryzen 5 7600 all to appear at hey retailers.

When they do arrive, the battle between Intel and AMD will enter an interesting phase, and the timing of the non-X series is particularly interesting. With cheaper SKUs arriving at the start of the year, when older systems feel even older, it may help AMD convince users that switching to AM5 for the foreseeable future is now a sensible idea.

However, that will also depend on the pricing of AM5 motherboards, as well as the cost of DDR5 RAM. All three components are required for AM5 should you want to buy the Ryzen 7 7700.

Ryzen 7 7700 specs

CPUArchitectureCoresThreadsBase speedBoost speedCacheTDP
Ryzen 7 7700Zen 48163.8GHz5.3GHz40MB65W
Ryzen 7 7700 XZen 48164.5GHz5.4GHz40MB105W

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