AMD keen on pushing AM4 socket with retail Ryzen 7 5700 CPU

More choices for budget gamers.

AMD Ryzen 7 5700 desktop processor.

AMD continues to support AM4 motherboards by seemingly releasing a bunch of new processors. Aside from the praised X3D variants, there’s now also a retail Ryzen 7 5700 non-X alongside a GT series.

Even though the AM5 platform is already a year old, AMD seems to still care about the previous generation. This is excellent news, especially since these affordable CPUs can benefit from AM4’s cheap-yet-capable motherboards. For under $100/£100, you can grab an ASRock B550M Phantom Gaming, Gigabyte B550 Gaming X, or MSI B550 Gaming.

The list shared by @momomo_us shows seven models: three Ryzen 8000 APUs plus four Ryzen 5000 CPUs. The former include the 8500G priced between $190 and $240, the 8600G from $240 to $310, and the 8700G from $340 to $440. These are expected to, respectively, carry 2+4 cores, 6 cores, and 8 cores. The former features a hybrid design combining two Zen 4 cores alongside four Zen 4c cores. As a reminder, unlike Intel’s E-cores, Zen 4c supports simultaneous multithreading.

The second half shows two low-end parts, namely the 5600GT priced between $150 and $200 plus the 5500GT between $130 and $180. Additionally, we can spot the chip that many gamers may appreciate, the 3D V-Cache infused Ryzen 7 5700X3D. Lastly, we see for the first time in the DIY market a Ryzen 5700 non-X.

AMD’s Ryzen 7 5700 is a Cezanne-based chip with a disabled iGPU that debut as an OEM exclusive. Like its X variant, this CPU carries eight Zen 3 cores boosting up to 4.6GHz. That said, the base frequency is higher at 3.7GHz against 3.4GHz, while the L3 cache is halved to 16MB. The TDP doesn’t change, sitting at an efficient 65W. Since this is not an official price list, these may vary a bit when they reach store shelves.

Good news for budget shoppers as these CPUs will bring a new lease of life to the AM4 platform. Especially for gamers, with those 3D V-Cache-powered processors.