AMD Ryzen 7000 processors have been spotted on the Internet, and product lists have appeared at the Canadian retailer.
One of the team members regularly leaking hardware on Twitter, @momomo_us, tagged the processors that are listed in the PC Canada store.
The initial Zen 4 processors you can see at the retailer seem to match rumors that predicted the Ryzen 9 7950X and 7900X, as well as the 7700X and 7600X, will go on sale first. And these are the models that are already available for pre-order on PC Canada, but we still need to treat this with caution (the seller might just be making things up based on current speculation to get some publicity for all we know).
If you remember with your current generation processors, AMD released the same models first, but with one key difference – we got the 5800X, not the 5700X (which came much later). Launching the 7700X right from the start would be a good thing for consumers looking for a more affordable 8-core CPU.
Seeing that these Ryzen 7000 chips are now showing up is theoretically a good sign that a similar September 15th date for next-gen CPUs looks like a target. Normally, we would expect this kind of conspicuous event from retailers to occur in the month leading up to launch. (Note that we should see the Unveiling event sooner, in fact the grapevine is claiming Zen 4 will be unveiled on August 29th, which is now, in a few weeks’ time.)
Analysis: What about these prices?
In addition to the Ryzen 7000 models, which are rumored to be coming to us, there is one more thing to discuss, and that is, of course, their price. As is always the case with leaks of this kind, the prices may be inappropriate, and it is very likely that they are replacement price tags – in other words, just a guess. At this stage, AMD may not have finally established the final price.
Moreover, these are processors sold without a cooler (not in a box and intended for use by computer manufacturers), and even then, prices have changed since the leak was detected by Wccftech (opens in a new tab). All of this means that we would simply ignore the prices listed here for the most part.
If we look at the price tags (at the time of writing) versus the Ryzen 5000 models and compare the most expensive 7950X with the cheapest 7600X, then the price ratio between the flagship and mid-range is actually what you would expect from the current generation of products. In other words, it looks like the same type of pricing will be maintained across the entire Ryzen 7000 range as the Ryzen 5000, so in theory not much will change.
This seems to contradict the recent rumor that the 7950X and 7900X will be more expensive than their Ryzen 5000 counterparts, but honestly, we really wouldn’t read much about it. Remember that speculation about high-end processors for Zen 4 is also just rumor, so it should also be treated with great skepticism.