AMD has lifted the ban on publishing reviews of the new Ryzen 5 7500F processor. It is rather unusual that the company chose Sunday as an opportunity to introduce its new product to potential buyers. Some Asian media and profile bloggers (including Expreview, mydrivers And quasar zone) have already expressed their opinion on the new chip.
AMD didn’t explain why Ryzen 5 7500F samples were only given to reviewers in Asia. However, the latter claim that after some time the specified processor will also go on sale in other markets. In other words, Tom’s Hardware was not entirely correct in its previous reports, claiming that the Ryzen 5 7500F was only for the Chinese market. At the same time, it is clear that the Asian markets have been crucial for the launch of this chip.
Local media and tech bloggers compared AMD’s new product to Intel Core i5-13400 and Core i5-13500 processors. The Ryzen 5 7500F offers six cores with 12 threads, clocks up to 5.0 GHz and has a stated TDP of 65 W. Intel chips have the same nominal TDP. The Core i5-13400 model offers 10 cores (6P + 4E) and runs up to 4.6 GHz. The Core i5-13500, on the other hand, offers 14 cores (6P + 8E) with support for 20 threads and runs at up to 4.8 GHz.
Reviewers state that the Ryzen 5 7500F’s power consumption and operating temperature are roughly on par with the Ryzen 5 7600 model, but at the same time the novelty’s maximum clock speed is 100 MHz lower. However, this is because the Ryzen 5 7500F is actually a rejection of the older model with a deactivated graphics unit and a reduced maximum frequency.
In terms of gaming performance, the Ryzen 5 7500F seems to outperform Intel’s solutions. On the same Core i5-13400 and Core i5-13500 models, the new AMD is faster. And since the Ryzen 5 7500F is compatible with AMD A620 motherboards, that also makes it more attractive in terms of the cost of building a new system based on that processor.
Reviews are also reporting that the Ryzen 5 7500F will go on sale in Asian markets tomorrow. The suggested price is $179. At the same time, the processor has already been listed on some Chinese online trading platforms at an even cheaper price of 1239 yuan ($172).
The chip comes with a Wraith Stealth air cooler, again making it a more attractive buy. However, he is not participating in AMD’s latest promotion to give away a copy of the Starfield game to customers of its products.