The AMD Ryzen 7000 non X series is part of the AMD Zen 4 architecture which is revealed not too long ago to cater towards some of the audiences that wanted a new PC but with a lower voltage that can be paired with budget systems altogether, however still retains very similar performance. Today we will look at the 2 processors offering from AMD, the Ryzen 5 7600 and Ryzen 7 7700. With that said, most of the standard features are still retained, so that users will still enjoy very same benefits of having the non X processors.

The Target Audience

To start, AMD introduces Ryzen 7000 series with Ryzen 5 7600 and Ryzen 7 7700, Ryzen 7 7900. These 3 new updated processors boast new features such as DDR5 Memory compatibility with AMD EXPO as well as PCI-E 5.0 compatibility for GPU, add-ons and NVME storage solutions. This is targeted for the budget minded consumers, mainstream and for the enthusiast beginners and above that craves for new PC builds that benefits much towards newer technology on their hands today. We will have the short review and performance benchmark for the Zen4 AMD Ryzen 5 7600 and Ryzen 7 7700. The whole non X lineup pricing will be as below with TDP running at 65w only which is much power efficient but still powerful with close to the X variant performance.

ModelsRRP Price (MYR)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600RM1069
AMD Ryzen 7 7700RM1569
AMD Ryzen 9 7900RM2069


Both Ryzen 5 7600 & Ryzen 7 7700 comes with the Processor, Cooler, Warranty statement and the Ryzen sticker. Its just as simple as that and all you need to do is plug it in to any compatible B650 or X670 boards and above and configure the rest via the Motherboard BIOS settings. You will get an included cooler in the box for both of the processor, for the Ryzen 5 you will get the Wraith Stealth while for the Ryzen 7 you get the Wraith RGB cooler, alternatively one can purchase your own cooler or AIO in order to complete the setup, or if you are migrating from AM4, you can use back the same cooler mount and fan/AIO. Another highlight is all new AM5 platforms will use LGA which means that the processor has no pins, but the pins will be located at the motherboard.

Processor Specifications & Features

AMD Ryzen™ 9 7950X3DAMD Radeon™ Graphics1632Up to 5.7GHz4.2GHz2120W
AMD Ryzen™ 9 7950XAMD Radeon™ Graphics1632Up to 5.7GHz4.5GHzNot included2170W
AMD Ryzen™ 9 7900X3DAMD Radeon™ Graphics1224Up to 5.6GHz4.4GHz2120W
AMD Ryzen™ 9 7900XAMD Radeon™ Graphics1224Up to 5.6GHz4.7GHzNot included2170W
AMD Ryzen™ 9 7900AMD Radeon™ Graphics1224Up to 5.4GHz3.7GHzAMD Wraith Prism265W
AMD Ryzen™ 7 7800X3DAMD Radeon™ Graphics816Up to 5.0GHz4.2GHz2120W
AMD Ryzen™ 7 7700XAMD Radeon™ Graphics816Up to 5.4GHz4.5GHzNot included2105W
AMD Ryzen™ 7 7700AMD Radeon™ Graphics816Up to 5.3GHz3.8GHzAMD Wraith Prism265W
AMD Ryzen™ 5 7600XAMD Radeon™ Graphics612Up to 5.3GHz4.7GHzNot included2105W
AMD Ryzen™ 5 7600AMD Radeon™ Graphics612Up to 5.1GHz3.8GHzAMD Wraith Stealth265W
  • AMD Zen 4 Core Architecture (5nm process)
  • AMD VR Ready Premium processor
  • Lower 65w Non X Ryzen for more power efficient computing
  • Supports up to 5600Mhz DDR5 Memory module
  • AMD EXPO Memory Ready, and Most Non EXPO RAM are compatible as well
  • PCI-E 5.0 Ready
  • Precision Boost 2 -automatically raises processor frequencies for performance when needed most.
  • Built in Radeon Graphics (iGPU) for displays, basic gaming and simple rendering

Test Setup

Below is the hardware used and to compare with the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 lineups in the performance benchmarks, no overclocking is set and all will be in default settings. We will also be using the Radeon RX 6700XT as this card is PCI-E 4.0 ready with BAR/SAM and on our hands on the moment being, we don’t have any PCI-E 5.0 GPU cards on our hands. Also we will only be doing the benchmark without the inclusion of the Radeon built in iGPU.

ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 7600 & Ryzen 7 7700
MotherboardASRock B650 PG Lightning (non-wifi)
System MemoryKingston Fury 16GB X2 DDR5 (running at 6000MT)
Primary DriveNVME SSD 500GB (Gen4 X4)
Secondary DriveSATA SSD 500GB
PSUThermaltake Litepower 650w PSU
Operating SystemWindows 11 64bit Professional 
Graphics CardRadeon RX 6700XT 12GB
CoolingAMD Wraith ARGB Cooler

Benchmark Scores


Verdict and thoughts

Ryzen 5 7600 Rating
Ryzen 7 7700 Rating

The Ryzen 5 7600 & Ryzen 7 7700 marks on as one of the slightly budgeted, power friendly processor choices to go if you are upgrading from the Ryzen 2xxx and Ryzen 3 3xxx series. If you are currently on the Ryzen 7 5xxx series, it will not be a wise upgrade unless you are currently on any processors on 4 cores or below and additional consideration such as getting new motherboard and memory. For consumers that want to build a new PC, no doubt the both will be a great choice for all purposes, whether its VR, Gaming, Editing, Content Creation or just using Office applications. But should you wanted more on cores and thread especially on more rendering and very heavy editing, then the Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 would be a better choice to go. We would recommend at least 32GB of RAM to accommodate the demanding applications and games today with a lower TDP without losing much.


  • Good amount of cache available
  • A capable 1440p processor on High/Very High settings beyond 144 FPS with a mid to high range graphics card
  • 4K ready for gaming over 75FPS if paired with a powerful graphics card
  • Majority AM4 coolers and AIO still can be used on AM5 platforms
  • Includes AMD Wraith Cooler
  • Runs at 65w TDP only


  • AM5 boards required, all older AM4 motherboard will not be compatible
  • Pricey motherboards (especially for the X670E and B650E)

Special Thanks to ASRock for providing the motherboard for this review & AMD for loaning the processors

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