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.
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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here is a summary of the AMD 7000 series
|Model||Cores / Threads||Boost Clock||Cache (L2+L3)||iGPU||Launch Price (USD)|
|Ryzen 9 7950X3D||16C/32T||5.7 GHz||144MB||2CU RDNA2||$699|
|Ryzen 9 7950X||16C/32T||5.7 GHz||80MB||2CU RDNA2||$699|
|Ryzen 9 7900X3D||12C/24T||5.6 GHz||140MB||2CU RDNA2||$599|
|Ryzen 9 7900X||12C/24T||5.6 GHz||76MB||2CU RDNA2||$549|
|Ryzen 9 7900||12C/24T||5.4 GHz||76MB||2CU RDNA2||$429|
|Ryzen 7 7800X3D||8C/16T||5.0 GHz||104MB||2CU RDNA2||$449|
|Ryzen 7 7700X||8C/16T||5.4 GHz||40MB||2CU RDNA2||$399|
|Ryzen 7 7700||8C/16T||5.3 GHz||40MB||2CU RDNA2||$329|
|Ryzen 5 7600X||6C/12T||5.3 GHz||38MB||2CU RDNA2||$299|
|Ryzen 5 7600||6C/12T||5.1 GHz||38MB||2CU RDNA2||$229|
|Ryzen 5 7500F||6C/12T||5.0 GHz||38MB||–||$179|
Finally, let’s conclude the Benchmarks of AMD Ryzen 7500F