Over the weekend, AMD officially listed the Ryzen 5 7500F processor on their website. Although initial reports pointed towards a China-only release, and at present, that much is true, the Ryzen 5 7500F is heading towards global availability, at least according to AMD. With a reported MSRP of around $179, the Ryzen 5 7500F is currently the cheapest Zen 4-based desktop processor. It comes with six Zen 4 cores and is similar in specifications to the Ryzen 5 7600, albeit with a few variances. Most importantly, it doesn't feature AMD's RDNA 2 integrated graphics, as seen on other Ryzen 7000 SKUs. When AMD initially launched their Ryzen 7000 desktop processors based on their latest Zen 4 microarchitecture in September last year, they received many performance...

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