AMD Quietly Launches Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F Processors

AMD Quietly Launches Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F Processors

AMD recently expanded its Ryzen 8000 series by introducing the Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F processors. Initially launched in China, the chips were added to AMD's global website, indicating that they are available worldwide from April 1st. Building on the recent Zen 4-based Phoenix APUs using the TSMC 4nm node as its Zen 4 mobile chips, these new CPUs lack integrated graphics. However, the Ryzen 7 8700F includes an integrated Ryzen AI NPU for added capabilities in a world currently dominated by AI and moving it directly to the PC.

The company's decision to announce these chips in China is in line with its strategy to offer Ryzen solutions at every price point in the market. Although AMD did not initially reveal the full specifications of these F-series models, and we reached out to the company to ask about them, they declined to discuss them with us. Their listing on the website has now been updated with a full list of specifications and features, including the price.

AMD Ryzen 8000G vs Ryzen 8000F Series (Desktop)
Zen 4 (Phoenix)
Anandtech Cores/Threads base on
Risen AI
L3 cache
Risen 7
Ryzen 7 8700G 8/16 4200 5100 R780M
12 CUs
2900 Y 16 65W $329
Ryzen 7 8700F 8/16 4100 5000 Y 16 65W ?
Risen 5
Ryzen 5 8600G 6/12 4300 5000 R760M
8 CUs
2800 Y 16 65W $229
Ryzen 5 8400F 6/12 4200 4700 N 16 65W ?

The Ryzen 7 8700F has an 8C/16T design, with 16MB of L3 cache and the same 65W TDP as the Ryzen 7 8700G. Although the base clock speed is 4.1 GHz, it can be boosted up to 5.0 GHz. That's 100 MHz lower on both base/boost clocks than the 8700G. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 5 8400F is a slightly scaled-down version of the Ryzen 8600G APU, with 6C/12, 16MB of L3 cache, and again a 100 MHz drop in base clocks compared to the 8600G. Unlike the Ryzen 5 8400F, the Ryzen 7 8700F retains AMD's Ryzen AI NPU, adding additional capability for generative AI.

The Ryzen 5 8400F can boost up to 4.7 GHz, 300 MHz slower than the Ryzen 5 8600G. AMD also allows overclocking for these new F-series chips, which means users can potentially match the performance of these processors to their G-series equivalents.

Pricing details are still pending, but to remain competitive, AMD will likely need to lower the price of these CPUs below the 8700G and 8600G, as well as the Ryzen 7 7700 and Ryzen 5 7600. These CPUs offer, albeit very limited, integrated graphics and have dual. L3 cache capacity, with higher boost clocks than the 8000F series chips, should therefore be considered for pricing whenever pricing becomes available.

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