Ryzen 7 9700X Release Date

AMD Ryzen 7 9700X Release Date Rumors & Expected Retailers

When can we expect the new Granite Ridge range?

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Speculation continues to circulate surrounding a possible AMD Ryzen 7 9700X release date, and the specifications that would come with it. AMD’s new “Granite Ridge” Ryzen 9000 range is set to be an impressive batch of performance-focused CPUs, and we’re optimistic about the 9700X: one of the most promising-looking models. But when can we expect to get our hands on this new processor?

We’ve broken down the most reliable rumors and cut through the baseless speculation, to predict the most likely release date and specs for the Ryzen 7 9700X. Covering as much ground as we can, we’ve blended a cautious optimism with some healthy cynicism, to highlight what could be in store for the Ryzen 9000 series.

AMD Ryzen 7 9700X Possible Release Date Window

When reporting on the range as a whole, we highlighted YouTube “Moore’s Law is Dead“, who had some insider reportage on the Ryzen 9000 series. Ryzen CPU ranges tend to release every two years, with the Ryzen 7000 series being released in September 2022 – so a Ryzen 7 9700X release date window is likely fast-approaching. Earlier sources posited that the release would be as early as April 2024 – but with not even an announcement in sight nearing May, we doubt that. YouTuber “Graphically Challenged” recently broke down the key release dates of the Ryzen 9000 series, with some much more realistic release date windows.

With his predictions in mind, we’re expecting to see the Ryzen 7 9700X in June 2024, with this being roughly aligned with the average CPU production pipeline. We doubt there’ll be a huge pre order pipeline, but if demand is deemed high enough, it may yet open.

AMD Ryzen 7 9700X Rumored Specs

Graphically Challenged also highlighted some of the rumored specifications of the 9700X, claiming it was between 1.2 to 1.4 times as powerful as the previous Ryzen 7700X in terms of Instructions per Cycle (IPC) rates. If the latter is true, it would make the 9700X an impressive new benchmark for processor technology. The video uses this previous GPU as a comparison point, highlighting the following specifications:

Core/Thread Count8 core, 16 thread (Zen5)
Clock Speed (Base)5.4GHz
Cache16MB L2, 32MB L3

These specifications would make the Ryzen 7 9700X surpass last year’s Ryzen 7 7800X3D by a significant margin, despite the same general specifications. The improved DDR5 memory makes for a boost in performance, with a higher clock speed. Powered by the new Zen5 architecture, this CPU should have incredible boosted computational capabilities compared to previous-generation processors.

We’d also previously reported that the Granite Ridge range would utilize the new “N4” TSMC semiconductor technology, with a 4-nanometer fabrication. Though the current rumors are still just rumors, we can expect the 9700X to feature this technology. Employing an AM5 motherboard socket is a given, however, as that is AMD’s latest and greatest – whilst also being backward-compatible with AM4 systems.

Where to Buy AMD Ryzen 7 9700X US – Expected Retailers

*Retailers below are placeholders until the CPU is confirmed. These retailers are picked based on previous launches and stock*

Though it’s yet to be confirmed, we’ll likely see a range of familiar faces stocking the Ryzen 9 9700X, such as:

Where to Buy AMD Ryzen 7 9700X UK – Expected Retailers

*Retailers below are placeholders until the CPU is confirmed. These retailers are picked based on previous launches and stock*

The UK, similarly, will likely have the largest supply of Ryzen 7 9700X products at the following large retailers:

Where to Buy AMD Ryzen 7 9700X Canada – Expected Retailers

*Retailers below are placeholders until the CPU is confirmed. These retailers are picked based on previous launches and stock*

Canada’s retailers will likely overlap with US retailers, given their proximity to one another. Ergo, similar brands will stock the new CPU:

Will the Ryzen 7 9700X Work With Your Current Motherboard?

AMD’s Zen5 technology has been confirmed to run on AM5 motherboard sockets, which are already backward-compatible with AM4 boards. Ergo, there will be very few modern AMD motherboards that are incompatible with the new Granite Ridge CPUs.

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