Over the weekend, AMD officially listed the Ryzen 5 7500F processor on their website. Although initial reports pointed towards a China-only release, and at present, that much is true, the Ryzen 5 7500F is heading towards global availability, at least according to AMD. With a reported MSRP of around $179, the Ryzen 5 7500F is currently the cheapest Zen 4-based desktop processor. It comes with six Zen 4 cores and is similar in specifications to the Ryzen 5 7600, albeit with a few variances. Most importantly, it doesn't feature AMD's RDNA 2 integrated graphics, as seen on other Ryzen 7000 SKUs.

When AMD initially launched their Ryzen 7000 desktop processors based on their latest Zen 4 microarchitecture in September last year, they received many performance and power efficiency plaudits. One area that didn't shine so brightly was in value, as AMD's Ryzen 7000 processors only support DDR5, and at the time, AMD's new (at the time) AM5 platform was hardly cheap. Fast forward to now, and AMD looks to rectify that with their first sub $200 chip based on Zen 4, the Ryzen 5 7500F.

AMD Ryzen 5 Series Line-Up (Sub $300)
AnandTech Cores
TDP PPT Price $
Ryzen 5 7600X 6C / 12T 4.7 GHz 5.3 GHz DDR5-5200 32 MB 105 W 142 W $299
Ryzen 5 7600 6C / 12T 3.8 GHz 5.1 GHz DDR5-5200 32 MB 65 W 88 W $227
Ryzen 5 7500F 6C / 12T 3.7 GHz 5.0 GHz DDR5-5200 32 MB 65 W 88 W $179?*

*Price as reported by Toms Hardware & TechPowerUp

Despite only being available at the time of writing in the Chinese market, the AMD Ryzen 5 7500F benefits from six Zen 4 cores (and 12 threads), as well as a base frequency of 3.7 GHz and a turbo of up to 5.0 GHz. As with other Ryzen 5 models, such as the 7600X and 7600, the 7500F also has 32 MB of L3 cache. It also aligns with the more efficient Ryzen 5 7600 and, as such, has a 65 W base TDP with a Package Power Tracking (PPT) of up to 88 W.

The most significant difference between the Ryzen 5 7500F and the other Ryzen 7000 series processors is it seems to be the first Zen 4-based CPU to omit integrated graphics. Although the other Ryzen 7000 series chips use RDNA 2-based integrated graphics, which, although not good enough to game with at decent frame rates, does provide other benefits as it is more than powerful enough to operate typical desktop work. The Ryzen 5 7500F does retain all the other benefits of the Zen 4 and AM5 platform, such as 28 x PCIe 5.0 lanes and support for a fully-fledged high-performance PCIe 5.0 x4 M.2 SSD.

All currently associated reviews of the Ryzen 5 7500F are from Chinese and South Korean media outlets. As we mentioned, this is because, technically, the only place users can currently buy this chip is in China. Still, things point to a subsequent global launch further down the line or imminently in other regions such as North America and Europe.

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  • meacupla - Monday, July 24, 2023 - link

    AMD copying Intel naming suffix... again
    What does the "F" even mean?
  • nandnandnand - Monday, July 24, 2023 - link

    Forsaken Graphics
  • Samus - Monday, July 24, 2023 - link

  • ZoZo - Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - link

    It's hilarious that they would use the same suffix
  • Dolda2000 - Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - link

    I think it is highly intentional, and rather than hilarious, it makes a lot of sense to me. Since these extensions aren't really about branding so much as they're about telling you something objective about a product, I think AMD is doing good by not reinventing this wheel for everyone to relearn.
  • meacupla - Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - link

    So long as they don't copy prefixes, I am fine with it.
    B series motherboard was so incredibly stupid
  • NextGen_Gamer - Monday, July 24, 2023 - link

    @ Anandtech: I would LOVE for you guys to go into more details about this one, as AMD's Socket AM5 integrated graphics are definitely not the same as Intel's. All of Intel's current desktop processors are still monolithic chips, so it makes sense to sell the ones with defective graphics cores as F-series ones. For AMD though, the current desktop Zen 4 models have their GPU on the separate I/O die. How does affect idle/active power consumption of that part? Are the graphics actually defective/fused off, or is there a way to reenable them?
  • ballsystemlord - Monday, July 24, 2023 - link

    That's certainly interesting, but I don't think AT has the manpower at this time to do such research.
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - link

    Or knowledge, or industry connections, or funding sadly enough. It's been in a state of decline for a long time as short video reviewers have gained the majority of the money available in the tech journalism space which AT failed to transition into when the time was ripe and cannot really afford to do now (and Future probably would with THG braning vs AT branding given the relative traffic at each of their properties' sites if they were so inclined to do more than milk the nearly skeletal cow for what they can get while the getting is still good). But yeah, look elsewhere for that kinda thing because this is mainly just a copy-pasta off a few key corporate news release sources.

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