AMD Ryzen 5 7600, 7 7700 and 9 7900: What is Zen 4 capable of with less power?

The “refresh” for Ryzen 7000 comes with 65W processors. This has been our experience.


The launch of Ryzen 7000 meant AMD ‘s migration to a new platform, but its first models are aimed more than anything at enthusiasts.

In this 2023, AMD adds three new processors that seek to stand out in performance, but without consuming so much power.

The clear things. The Ryzen 7 7950X is a great performer, but we found it approaching 230W in testing. This forces us to use a more robust cooling system.

With the Ryzen 9 7900 , Ryzen 7 7700 , and Ryzen 5 7600 , we have 65W alternatives that come with coolers in the box. They’re worth it? This has been our experience.

Less power, good performance

Despite being less “hungry” processors, they all pass 5 GHz at Max Boost, with the Ryzen 9 7900 hitting 5.4 GHz.

In addition, we have a similar number of cores and threads to the X versions.

  • 12 cores/24 threads on the Ryzen 9 7900.
  • 8 cores / 16 threads on the Ryzen 7 7700.
  • 6 cores / 12 threads on the Ryzen 5 7600.

In our tests, using the AsRock X670E Taichi board , these new Ryzens reached 90W of maximum consumption.

It’s important to look at how they stack up against what other processors are asking for before checking out the benchmarks. We are talking about processors that only the Ryzen 5 7600X comes close to in this area.

Single Core Performance

In Cinebench R23 we notice lower figures compared to its X variants, obviously a product of lower consumption.

Geekbench gives us similar results, but in a fight with Raptor Lake (13th generation Intel).

Multi-core performance

Cinebench and Geekbench show us how these Ryzen take advantage of efficiency to give not bad figures.


In Corona Render, the Ryzen 9 7900 is faster than the Ryzen 7 7700X and not far behind the Ryzen 9 7900X , while the Ryzen 7 7700 gives us almost identical time to the Ryzen 7 7700X .

Blender Benchmark shows the jump against the Ryzen 7 5800X , but definitely AMD ‘s new generation , in its X variants, and Intel’s Raptor Lake perform better in this test.

Video game

In our tests, we found these new processors to slightly underperform their “X” counterparts. This difference does not go beyond 5%.


As for temperatures, we used a Deep Cool LS720 cooling system to get an even benchmark.

It is clear that these processors have quite good overclocking potential. And more importantly, the coolers that come with them will be fine. For overclocking a more robust cooling is recommended.

Are the new 65W Ryzen 7000 worth it?

The new Ryzen 7000 covers a space that was left unoccupied in the new generation of AMD processors . At a more affordable price point and with the included cooling solution they are a great option to consider for the user looking for the best value.

The user does not lose much when playing, with the biggest differences in productivity issues.

Thanks to its performance, the Ryzen 5 7600 takes the crown in this Ryzen 7000 refresh .

These new Ryzen 7000 will start selling from January 10.