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Ryzen 5 7600 price – how much and why

It'll be cheaper than the 7600X - but at what price?
Last Updated on June 14, 2023
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AMD announced the release of three processors based on the Zen 4 architecture: the Ryzen 5 7600 was among them. According to AMD’s CEO Dr. Lisa Su, the Ryzen 5 7600 price will be the most affordable ‘non-X’ 7000 series CPU, priced at $299.

In the same keynote, AMD announced the drop of the Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700, and Ryzen 5 7600. These are the non-X versions of AMD’s Zen 4 processors and are aimed at a more budget-friendly rig. Each of these new processors has a base TDP of 65W but also have a lower all-core base frequency compared to the X-series SKUs.

These new SKUs are in line with AMD’s philosophy: improve performance-per-watt. We can’t really talk about AMD’s processors without mentioning how much have they stressed this feature. We’ve seen recently how watt consumption has been ever-increasing, and AMD is planning to change that. So the non-X 7000-series chips will prove how good a processor can be without consuming that much power.

AMD’s 65W Ryzen 7000 processors offer improved power efficiency compared to the previous Ryzen 5000 series CPUs and have an unlocked multiplier, allowing users to manually overclock the processor if desired.

In addition, these processors have a lower list price, making them a good value for the AM5 platform. Also, AMD will include the Wraith Prism cooler with the Ryzen 9 7900 and Ryzen 7 7700, and include the Wraith Stealth cooler with the Ryzen 5 7600 processor.

PC Guide expert view

The Ryzen 5 7600 is a mid-range processor that offers good performance for most tasks, including gaming and productivity work. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, which should be sufficient for most users. If you need a processor with higher performance or more cores, you might want to consider a more powerful processor like the Ryzen 7 7700X, or the non-X 7700 version.

However, for an entry-level processor, the Ryzen 5 7600 price will be more competitive. Plus, it will have great specs, such as 12 threads, 3.8 GHz of the base frequency, and a max speed of 5.1 GHz, plus a 32GB L3 cache.

All three new CPUs will be available to be purchased on January 10th and AMD expects to have great outreach for these units.

Camilo is a contributor for PC Guide. He's been into tech since he was a teen, surfing through the web and local stores trying to find the cheapest way to play the latest Half-Life on his old Windows