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AMD Ryzen 7000 placeholder prices leave expectant fans anxious about possible Zen 3 to Zen 4 price hikes

The AMD Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 series is expected to be officially launched in mid-September. (Image source: AMD - edited)
The AMD Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 series is expected to be officially launched in mid-September. (Image source: AMD - edited)
AMD Ryzen 7000 placeholder prices have been spotted online, with the figures making some fans a little nervous about their potential accuracy. A previous leak gave the impression that CPUs in the Zen 4 Raphael series, such as the Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 9 7950X, would be priced at a similar level to Zen 3 parts.

There is a lot of excitement in regard to the upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000 launch, with fans hoping for a perfect combination of price and performance from the Zen 4 Raphael desktop CPUs. This seemed to be on the cards when we reported about price expectations a couple of weeks ago. However, placeholder prices published by PC-Canada.com and initially shared by @momomo_us have indicated that desktop PC builders may have to shell out considerably more for their shiny new Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 chips.

There are prices posted for four SKUs at the moment, with the listings offering prices for both tray variants of the Ryzen 7000 parts and for without cooler options, so basically the same thing but with likely different packaging and warranty length. The prices, which are in Canadian dollars, are listed below alongside the current exchange rate for US dollars and British pound sterling (with and without VAT at 20% just for the sake of comparison). Obviously, there might be regional differences and taxes to add, but the new prices are clearly higher than previously rumored Zen 4 price tags.

AMD Zen 4 SKU CAD USD GBP GBP+VAT Previous estimate
Ryzen 5 7600X $423.99 $332 £274 £329 US$299
Ryzen 7 7700X $613.99 $481 £396 £475 US$349
Ryzen 9 7900X $777.99 $609 £502 £602 US$549
Ryzen 9 7950X $1,140.99 $893 £736 £883 US$799

At the moment, only the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 9 7900X, and Ryzen 9 7950X have appeared on the retailer site but that does not necessarily mean these are the only four SKUs planned for release. In addition, it has been pointed out that this particular retailer does charge quite high prices for products, and, of course, these Ryzen 7000 prices are more than likely a best guess rather than an actual leak – although leaks via retailer are a common enough occurrence in the tech arena. According to Wccftech, the AMD Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 “Raphael” chips will be announced on August 29 with a full launch taking place on September 15.

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Current listed prices in Canadian dollars for Zen 4 parts. (Image source: PC-Canada.com - edited for space)
Current listed prices in Canadian dollars for Zen 4 parts. (Image source: PC-Canada.com - edited for space)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2022-08-14 (Update: 2022-08-14)