Unusual AMD Ryzen 5 7500F processor pictured, potentially lacking an iGPU

The F could also mean high performance.

Ryzen 5 7500F CPU in its packaging

An AMD Ryzen 5 7500F CPU has been seen on a Korean retailer and Puget Systems benchmark database. An interesting proposition indeed. What can it all mean?

Discovered in a Puget Systems benchmark and pictured at a Korean retailer, the Ryzen 5 7500F is seemingly a six-core / 12-thread Zen 4-based processor priced at around $180 by said store, with availability scheduled for July 7. On Puget Systems, the CPU was spotted a while back in a machine housing an Asus ROG Strix X670E-F Gaming WiFi motherboard, a GeForce RTX 4080, and 32GB of DDR5 memory at 4,800MT/s

As to the important matter of what’s below that IHS, there are two theories roaming around. The first talks about a Zen 4 Raphael MCM (Multi-Chip Module) design missing the iGPU, with the second discussing a Phoenix 2 monolithic architecture packing four RDNA 3 compute units.

Ryzen 5 7500F

If AMD follows Intel’s naming, which wouldn’t be the first time, the F suffix could indicate a version missing the integrated GPU portion. AMD may have accumulated enough partially defective IO lacking a functional GPU to offer such a product. This line of thought is especially unsurprising since the brand will be launching a Micro Center-exclusive Ryzen 5 5600X3D carrying 6C12T with 3D V-Cache technology in tow, after piling up enough imperfect X3D CCDs. So, with all current desktop Zen 4 CPUs – including the 7800X3D – using the same IO die, it is plausible to assume AMD has collected enough so-called bad parts for Ryzen 5 7500F to become reality.

With that said, while improbable, AMD may plan for the F suffix to indicate a high-frequency model, as we see in the datacentre-specific Epyc lineup.

If the Korean retailer is correct, everything will be revealed soon enough.