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The Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F have quietly been officially introduced by AMD

Last Updated on April 11, 2024
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Previously thought to be limited to just the Chinese market, AMD has quietly introduced two new CPUs to their lineup. These Ryzen CPUs, the Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F, have had their SKUs officially listed on AMD’s website. These SKUs give us a great look at the specs.

The Ryzen 7 8700F sports 8 cores and 16 threads. It has a base clock of 4.1 GHz, with a max boost clock of up to 5 GHz. It will have Ryzen AI acceleration supported, but only when paired with a discrete graphics card. The Ryzen 5 8400F, on the other hand, gets 6 cores and 12 threads with a base clock of 4.2 GHz. The max boost clock will go up to 4.7 GHz. Sadly, Ryzen AI acceleration won’t be supported on this model. Both are based on the Phoenix/Hawk Point silicon and have no RDNA 3 integrated graphics support. However, one is given a lower price than others, with access to the Zen 4 architecture.

AMD launches the Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F SKUs officially

As mentioned above, it’s official from AMD that these mid-range CPUs will not be limited to just China. They’ll instead be available worldwide, but only to OEM partners. These CPUs will not be available on the retail market, as there is no official MSRP. So, it will be up to the companies selling them on trays to retailers to make them available to the public.

It’s unknown when we’ll start to see these CPUs pop up as available. As of now, there is no OEM or system integrator that offers these CPUs. Since being leaked in March, we haven’t heard much on either of these processors from AMD. But, with the SKUs being listed, it’s our first confirmation that we will soon see these CPUs available on the market.

The processors meant to offer a mid-range alternative to pricey CPUs, should be making their way to the market soon. While it’s up in the air how long it will take, we’re excited to test them out.

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