The AMD Ryzen 5 series, notably non-X models like the Ryzen 5 3600 and Ryzen 5 5600, has been a popular choice for consumers seeking a blend of affordability and performance. Continuing this trend, the Ryzen 5 7600 CPU, released in January as part of the Ryzen 7000 series, quickly became a well-priced option for the AM5 platform.

However, recent news suggests the Ryzen 5 7600’s reign could be under threat. A new contender has entered the fray – the Ryzen 5 7500F. This new ‘junior member’ of the Ryzen 7000 series appears poised to challenge the Ryzen 5 7600’s status as the most economical and efficient CPU option.

The Ryzen 5 7500F stands as AMD’s first-ever CPU bearing an ‘F’ suffix, an attribute that sets it apart from the rest of the Ryzen 7000 series. This single letter signifies a significant change – it indicates that the CPU has its integrated graphics disabled.

You may be wondering, “Does Ryzen have integrated graphics?” Indeed, AMD has equipped the Ryzen 7000 series with integrated graphics based on the RDNA 2 architecture. While these aren’t as powerful as the robust graphics found in Ryzen APU products like the Ryzen 5 5700G, they serve an essential function – providing an emergency screen output and aiding system checks.

However, with the Ryzen 5 7500F, AMD has chosen to disable these built-in graphics. The ‘F’ in the model name, as with certain Intel CPUs, signifies that the CPU comes without functional integrated graphics. This design decision appears to aim at reducing consumer confusion, leveraging the established understanding of the ‘F’ suffix from Intel’s lineup. Here is a detailed specs comparison of AMD Ryzen 5 7500F with 7600X,7600, and 5600X.

Detailed specs comparison of AMD Ryzen 5 7500F with 7600X,7600, and 5600X

The table shows it has the familiar architecture of the existing Ryzen 7000 series, the Ryzen 5 7500F presents a minor 0.1 GHz difference in both base and boost clocks compared to the Ryzen 5 7600. Priced at $179, it offers an economical alternative, being $50 cheaper than the Ryzen 5 7600, while still promising a high-performance experience for consumers.

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Gaming Performance

here is a summary of the AMD 7000 series

ModelCores / ThreadsBoost ClockCache (L2+L3)iGPULaunch Price (USD)
Ryzen 9 7950X3D16C/32T5.7 GHz144MB2CU RDNA2$699
Ryzen 9 7950X16C/32T5.7 GHz80MB2CU RDNA2$699
Ryzen 9 7900X3D12C/24T5.6 GHz140MB2CU RDNA2$599
Ryzen 9 7900X12C/24T5.6 GHz76MB2CU RDNA2$549
Ryzen 9 790012C/24T5.4 GHz76MB2CU RDNA2$429
Ryzen 7 7800X3D8C/16T5.0 GHz104MB2CU RDNA2$449
Ryzen 7 7700X8C/16T5.4 GHz40MB2CU RDNA2$399
Ryzen 7 77008C/16T5.3 GHz40MB2CU RDNA2$329
Ryzen 5 7600X6C/12T5.3 GHz38MB2CU RDNA2$299
Ryzen 5 76006C/12T5.1 GHz38MB2CU RDNA2$229
Ryzen 5 7500F6C/12T5.0 GHz38MB$179
AMD 7000 series

Finally, let’s conclude the Benchmarks of AMD Ryzen 7500F

  • Performance Difference: The Ryzen 5 7500F performs slightly less efficiently than the Ryzen 5 7600, with a performance difference of about 2-3%.
  • Power Consumption & Temperature: The Ryzen 5 7500F consumes slightly less power and runs at a slightly lower temperature compared to the Ryzen 5 7600.
  • Game Performance (FHD): The Ryzen 5 7500F offers high average frame rates in Full HD gaming. In contrast, both the Intel i5-13400 and Intel i5-13500 deliver lower frame rates.
  • Price: The Ryzen 5 7500F is priced at $179, the Ryzen 5 7600 at $229, and the Intel i5-13400 at $196. The price for the Intel i5-13500 is not provided.
  • Boost Clock: The Ryzen 5 7500F has a boost clock speed that is 0.1 GHz lower than that of the Ryzen 5 7600.
  • Integrated Graphics: The Ryzen 5 7500F does not have integrated graphics, while the Ryzen 5 7600 features 2 Compute Units (CUs) of RDNA2 integrated graphics. The integrated graphics capabilities of the Intel i5-13400 and Intel i5-13500 are not specified.

Source: Quasarzone