AMD Launches New Ryzen 5 8400F and Ryzen 7 8700F

AMD Ryzen 5 8400F and Ryzen 7 8700F

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AMD has announced two new processors in its Ryzen 8000 series lineup – the Ryzen 5 8400F and Ryzen 7 8700F. These processors are designed for desktop systems without integrated graphics, allowing users to pair them with a dedicated graphics card for optimal gaming and multimedia performance.

AMD Ryzen 5 8400F and Ryzen 7 8700F

The Ryzen 5 8400F is a 6-core/12-thread processor with a max boost clock of up to 4.7GHz. It has 22MB of total cache and a 65W TDP. The higher-end Ryzen 7 8700F boasts 8 cores and 16 threads, with a boosted max clock speed of up to 5.0GHz. It packs 24MB of total cache and also has a 65W TDP rating.

A standout feature of the Ryzen 7 8700F is its integrated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), a dedicated AI engine designed for efficient AI workloads. This NPU, when paired with a compatible Radeon GPU, can deliver up to 16 TOPS of AI performance.

Both processors are based on AMD’s Zen 4 architecture and TSMC’s 4nm process node. They support DDR5 memory, PCIe 4.0, and various overclocking technologies like Precision Boost Overdrive and Curve Optimizer.

Ryzen 5 8400F and Ryzen 7 8700F Key Specifications

ProcessorCores/ThreadsMax Boost/Base ClockTotal CacheTDPNPUSEP (USD)
Ryzen 7 8700F8/16Up to 5.0GHz/4.1GHz24MB65WYes$269
Ryzen 5 8400F6/12Up to 4.7GHz/4.2GHz22MB65WNo$169

Both CPUs are unlocked for overclocking and come bundled with the capable Wraith Stealth cooler. They support all modern instruction sets and security features like AMD’s Enhanced Virus Protection.


Q: Do these processors have integrated graphics?

A: No, the 8400F and 8700F do not have integrated graphics. They require a dedicated graphics card.

Q: Can I overclock these CPUs?

A: Yes, both processors are unlocked for overclocking using AMD’s software utilities.

Q: What is the benefit of the NPU in the 8700F?

A: The NPU provides hardware acceleration for AI workloads when paired with a compatible Radeon GPU, boosting performance in AI applications.

The new AMD Ryzen 5 8400F and Ryzen 7 8700F processors are available starting today from major retailers and system integrators.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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