Ryzen 5 7500F will launch at the end of July, but only in China

The new low-cost six-core will unfortunately have regionally limited availability

Just recently, information surfaced online about a new AMD processor with Zen 4 architecture that could be the most affordable model yet on the AM5 platform – the Ryzen 5 7500F, which would be a six-core with disabled graphics that, at a low enough price, could be the answer to Intel’s popular Core i5-13400F. But it looks like, as with the Ryzen 5 5600X3D, we won’t be able to get our hands on it, at least not for now.

Tom’s Hardware has found out more details as to when the processor is expected to be on the market, shortly after the first news about it appeared. The original rumors of a 7/7 sales start have not come to pass. Tom’s Hardware found out from contacts in the computer industry that the Ryzen 5 7500F should actually go on the market at the end of this month (July).

Tom’s Hardware has also verified that the processor is based of the “Raphael” chip (or rather chiplets) design just like the other existing desktop Ryzen 7000s – so it’s not based on the Phoenix APU die with a disabled GPU, as initially speculated. According to the information found, the TDP is 65W and the base clock is 3.7 GHz, but the maximum boost clock is not yet known.

AMD Ryzen 5 7500F (source: techPowerUp)

There is an issue though: the unfortunate news that this processor will be sold only in China, according to the website’s findings. First, a retail standalone package is supposed to be available on the local market, and later the processor is probably supposed to be available in pre-built PCs. Our local AMD representative office apparently has information to the same effect, there are no plans for sales around here (EMEA) right now. So it will be one of the locally limited products that AMD (but Intel as well, with processors like the Core i5-13490F and i7-13790F) occasionally produces. While the Ryzen 5 7500F would be a nice addition to AMD’s lineup which currently lacks a cheaper AM5 socket model, unfortunately it probably won’t be available in our stores.

Still, it’s true that this may not be the case forever, and the chances of this policy changing are probably non-zero (at the very least, they could be higher than for the Ryzen 5 5600X3D appearing, as that CPU was explicitly said to be a limited quantity sold only in NA for a limited time). For example, the Ryzen 5 3500X was also originally an Asian exclusive product not intended for Western markets. However, over time, it also made its way to European distribution eventually, becoming a generally available lower-end SKU.

While this is however not something we can count on, AMD is likely cover the price tier of processors cheaper than about 250 USD in some form, sooner or later. Whether it’ll be with the Ryzen 5 7500F or something else is an open question, though.

Source: Tom’s Hardware

English translation and edit by Jozef Dudáš

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