Chinese retailers have already gotten their hands on the AMD Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 desktop processor since the Ryzen 5 7600X was listed online. The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Zen 4 Desktop Processor listed on China’s Goofish Store is from a third-party seller, but that doesn’t change the situation. The chip itself is a very early engineering sample that the seller says is clocked at 4.4GHz, while the official version of the chip has a base clock of 4.7GHz. The processor pictured has an OPN code of “100-000000593-20” and was manufactured in week 17, 2022, which is around early May 2022. Considering this, this is definitely an early sample, and possibly a very buggy chip, there is no point in comparing it with a real production sample.
The pricing for AMD’s 6-core Ryzen 5 7600X is also insane, with the seller listing it for 9,999 yuan, which is over $1,000. The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X will be the entry-level chip in the entry-level Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” family. It will be a 6-core and 12-thread part with a high base clock of 4.7GHz and a single-core boost clock of 5.3GHz. The CPU will also run at a TDP of 105W (142W under load), which is much higher than its 65W predecessor, though again, that’s a sacrifice you have to pay to achieve higher clock speeds. The CPU will have 38MB of cache from 32MB L3 and 6MB L2 on-chip. The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X “Zen 4” processor will launch alongside the rest of the lineup next month. AMD also plans to hold a full presentation later this month.